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“Lovely food tasting service disappointing”
Review of Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills
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US$139.24*
and up
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 29 April 2018 via mobile

After a disappointing start we had lovely meal in cafe , the service & food beautiful as well as setting , shame about old lady doing tastings needs to retire totally uninterested in promoting wines , area or even selling us any wine not that she even asked i generally always buy after tastings , after waiting to start the tasting we experienced the worst wine tasting ever, big call but working in vineyards in past i was disappointed with her lack of interest & enthusiasm towards the lovely wines,should've just left wine out for us to taste ourselves no info about wine other than pick what you want of tasting sheet real shame as rest of experience was lovely & relaxing cafe staff very friendly & helpful

2  Thank Kirstchch
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Disappointed with the wine tasting woman,she barely acknowledged us and when she served us was totally disinterested with no enthusiasm or imparting of wine knowledge as is generally the case when wine tasting.
Luckily the cafe made it worth the trip from Christchurch wonderful meal and lovely friendly staff a real contrast to the wine celler.

3  Thank 9jac
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Mid week lunch with the family. Waited to be seated for 2-3 minutes. Asked to sit outside where we could see several tables. Told we could only sit inside. So we sat inside. Next party to arrive we’re shown to one of the outside tables. Why was this I asked? Blank looks on the waitgirls face. Why does anyone running a place like this think lying to your customers is ever a good idea.
Don’t bother with these amateurs. Drive on.

There are plenty of other good places around.

Thank Scott K
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Waipara Hills is a quiet and attractive venue for lunch, or even if you only seek a coffee or bottle of well - crafted local wine.
The views from the dining area encompass the vines and Teviotdale Hills.
Staff are attentive and the menu offers a good range of fare. Prices are average for this class of winery and not extortionate!

Thank WorldWideKiwi
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Most helpful & informative counter lady. Beautiful surroundings. Some good wines. Especially the Rose. Lovely light meals. Great gift selection. Definitely put this one on the wine trail.

Thank foodthatsings
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