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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
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Travelling between Christchurch and Kaikoura an absolutely delightful place is the Waipara winery and cafe. The meals are superb as are the wines. The girls at the front line are very friendly and lovely. The meal was out to us quick smart. This place ticks...More

Thank organix12
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2016

Hi organix12, Thank you for your very appreciative review. Our visitors to the Waipara Valley are most fortunate to be able to experience a number of wonderful wineries and it is always great, for not only the venue, but for the Valley in general, to...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Service in the coffee shop was okay but the coffee was powdery and bitter. The service at the wine-tasting counter was disgraceful and based on that, I would never return to this site. I was treated with contempt and disdain.More

Thank 911deb
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hi Deb, Thank you for taking the time to pen your feedback on your, what appears to be, most disappointing experience with us, which in turn disappoints us to hear. We do pride ourselves on our service and are complimented regularly, particularly from those who...More

Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were on our way to Akaroa and in need of lunch. We started with a tasting to establish what we liked and proceeded to a lunch table in the garden but although it was sunny the wind was cool so we moved indoors. We...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I stopped in at Waipara Hills today for wine tasting. Dennis was brilliant - he asked all the right questions to find out what styles of wine I like, which made the experience more personal. The wines were lovely, and I've found a couple of...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

The service we got was disappointing as I have been there 3 times and it was good . The waitstaff was unhelpful and unfriendly the young lady told us we could have a table outside if we wanted to have a meal . As we...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

My wife and I visited Waipara Hills last night as part of the UB40 Vineyard Tour. We got there after Herbs had started playing. The venue was in full swing. Everything was very well organised with access and parking for a huge crowd. We found...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Has visited a few wineries in this area, we turned into this one on the side of the road. It's lunch time and we were hungry, so we straight went to the restaurant. The service was good and the local girls were lovely. The seafood...More

Thank 632frankn
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Was a little apprehensive when making a booking for 12 pax as reviews were a mixed bag. However our expectations were exceeded in every respect. Great setting, first class meals in presentation and quality, pleasant service. Bought the recommended wines and were not disappointed. Our...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2015

We're from Nelson and I'd always wanted to stop off here for a meal, so on 17 Nov 2015 we called in for a late lunch. Pleasant staff. However I was surprised the menu was just a piece of A4 paper folded in half with...More

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Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderfully constructive review on your experience here at Waipara Hills on Tuesday 17 November. Your feedback at the time of your visit, on the tempura, was much appreciated and duly noted, enabling us to ensure...More

Reviewed 11 November 2015

Coming from Kaikoura going to Christchurch, we had a pit stop to see what Waipara winery had to offer. There is a nice restaurant. You can also pay a minimal fee for wine tasting. Denis gave us a free tasting of about 5 wines. He...More

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