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Review of Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills
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US$73.43*
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Wine Tasting Tour including Gourmet Lunch
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Waipara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stopped in for a tasting and a bite to eat, the restaurant was fully booked but the helpful staff rang ahead and booked us in elsewhere. While do a tasting with the knowledgeable manager telling us about not just this winery but others in the area (and a little quirky shopping) they made room for us for lunch. And weren’t we lucky! Scallops with hazelnut cream and a pea and bacon crumb salad - yum! Gnocchi with preserved lemon, chorizo, capers and pine nuts - double yum!! Paired with a couple of their Equinox wines. Sunny or rainy it is a perfect place to go. Highly recommended

Thank Kay C
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed an impromptu stop at the winery for lunch. I had the antipasto platter, and couldn’t quite eat everything but I gave it my best shot. Hubby had the seafood platter and he cleaned his plate, very delicious and the glass of Rose’ with my meal was perfect

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful wine tasting as we drive from Hanmer to Christchurch. The host was friendly. The wine was delicious. It is well worth forcing the driver to stop here.

Thank Louise P
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Came on a busy day today (a few big groups while we were there and other customers like us) and they only had 2 staff, the lady we had was so good at managing everyone. Gave us really good service and we really enjoyed the experience. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank TylerS2648
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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your review Tyler, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - we aim to delight!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at the wine tasting at Waipara Hills.Unfortunately we didn’t catch the ladies name but she is young with dark hair.She really knows her stuff and we had a fantastic tasting session for five dollars each!
We did have lunch in the restaurant and it was nice.The prawn wraps were lovely.The chicken wings were deep fried which was a little too much for us.Overall we loved our afternoon there.

Thank HannahEdwards21
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WaiparaHills, Marketing at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your tasting and lunch with us!

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