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Loff Hagen Drive | Waipara, Waipara 8270, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6929
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting hosted by the friendly owners. So many wines to choose from and their port and cassis are great too. Highly recommended.

Thank AnnB3552
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Torlesse winery in Waipara is set back off the road and offers experience in quality of wines in this regain. Kim and his lovely wife entertain you with a wealth of experience. Food is offered on request and the rustic appearance should not deter you....More

Thank MikeH6903
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Kim and Maggie great hosts and willing to share their experience and love of wine. Best platter ever.

Thank PamT754
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Torlesse was our favourite vineyard of the day. Very welcoming and generous hosts and the wine was delicious and well priced.

Thank EdT1122
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I have recently visited Torlesse with my husband on a Waipara Winery Tour. I did some research in advance to find out how we should best spend our time. Obviously my very scientific 'research' included checking out TA reviews. I read some very interesting reviews...More

1  Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the wine and loved the service. We found the negative reviews here amusing. Kim is incredibly knowledgeable but doesn't take himself seriously and likes to joke, some of it sarcastically. We loved it! Highly recommend the winery...More

1  Thank Jhender111
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Torlesse was one of a number of wineries we visited through the Waipara region, and definitely the most disappointing of the lot. The wines were just ok, but didn’t standout like some others we tried on this trip. However what did stand out was the...More

1  Thank MysteryGuest70
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Torlesse wines is a small winery just off State Highway 1 in Canterbury. It’s not the biggest but the wines are amazing and the wines are well priced. The owners are friendly and whilst they don’t have a menu are more than happy to put...More

1  Thank Backpacker1091
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were toured NZ in a camper van and decided to make an unplanned stop in the Waipara Wine Valley on our way back to Christchurch. We read that Torlesse rented bikes for the nearby Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail so decided to check it out....More

1  Thank AndreaAMS
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Mine host Kim made the visit, lots of knowledge presented to the group in plain English. The wines were stunning as was the port. Try the Gerwurtztraminer and the port. You won't regret it

Thank nonemmet
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