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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 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

Thank mhallcool
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

Thank Betty M
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 Frank N
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

Thank Eaglehaven
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

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Our first stop of New Zealand trip after touching down at Christchurch airport, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it delighted us tremendously. We had lunch here and ordered salmon and venison. Both the food and the accompanying side dishes are done perfectly and...More

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

How delightful to hear that Waipara Hills was your very first stop in New Zealand and that you enjoyed our hospitality and the food and wine experience set an expectation for the remainder of your trip. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Kind Regards Jenny

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Waipara Hills Winery deserves a very special mention. The management and staff are amazing and very generously have funded 3 prize packages of which we amazingly won one! We felt so priviledged and enjoyed every minute. It was very well organised and such an amazing...More

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