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“pinot gris”(6 reviews)
On State Highway 1, set amongst the vines is the iconic stone building that is home to Waipara Hills. Here you'll discover an operating winery, cellar door and seasonal cafe. Just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch.
780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Waipara Hills as part of a longer wine tasting tour and were introduced to Dennis, who took us through the wines. My friend an I aren't experts with wine, but we do enjoy drinking it. Dennis could clearly see this, but was...More

2  Thank wehttamuk
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

It is wonderful to know that Dennis was able to help you learn more wine and the processes involved. There is in fact much to learn and our cellar door team all thoroughly enjoy passing on their knowledge to our customers. Enjoy the remainder of...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in to enjoy the wine tasting. We were treated rudely and laughed at on one occasion when remarking about the wine. The wine itself was enjoyable however the snooty atmosphere left a sour taste. I don’t think this is a reflection of the premises...More

7  Thank hayleye89
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by there today and had lunch and split a bottle of wine and had lunch. The wine was terrific, the food was delicious, and the views were gorgeous. After lunch, we wanted to stay and split another bottle of wine....More

1  Thank SaraD7315
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We've sampled many and we can honestly say that the house platter is the best vineyard platter we've ever had. Lovely wine, too. Great setting and beautifully warm.

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We have been twice before. Visited this time with 6 month old daughter and for the birthday of 93 year old Grandmother. Staff went out of their way to accommodate including last minute cake and candle AND a bottle of wine for Grandmother as a...More

2  Thank Loreburn
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had lunch here a few weeks ago. I knew we were in trouble when I read the menu. Despite this being a wine region, the pickings for lunch & dinner are slim. We knew we would have difficulty finding somewhere else, though in retrospect,...More

Thank Waltercorgi
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great place to do your wine Tasting! great coffee and great outdoor area, even the cat Vinny was welcoming. Great wines!

Thank chris_cairns
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time Lucy guided us through our tastings and was friendly courteous and very informative. Wonderful place to relax and have caffeine with beautiful scenery. Recommend a visit.

Thank Rocket01
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a excellent Sunday lunch up at Waipara Hills. Hadn't been here for about 5 years and found the menu greatly improved. All our meals came cane out quickly and we found ourselves sharing a bit of each other's. Look forward to returning again in...More

Thank TimSinnott
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off on the way from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs for lunch, a jem on the way beautiful food, wine and setting. We had sharing platters (3) and starters (2) to share - plenty of food. Pulled pork sliders were amazing, cheese board and salmon...More

Thank Cln1510
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Waipara Hills has one of the largest tasting rooms in the area and offers a smooth tasting experience similar to that in Napa Valley - they offer enough varieties of the same grape to have a horizontal tasting, and doesn't rush you or get stingy...More

Thank RogerChengdu
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a short break and decided to have breakfast there. Just a small meal can be a delight: the poached egg was fresh and tasty, the sausage spicy, the bacon delicious and the hash brown crispy. Everything was well made.

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29 April 2018|
Response from foodthatsings | Reviewed this property |
Because it’s a fabulous place to be 😎