Wine tasters at lunch on balcony at Waipara Valley wine tour in New Zealand.
Rows of grape vines in Waipara Valley in New Zealand.
Landscape image of Waipara Valley in New Zealand.
Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch
Bottles of Waipara Valley wines on shelf in New Zealand.

Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

By Canterbury Leisure Tours
4.8 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$149 per adult
  • Idyllic countryside of the Waipara Valley & North Canterbury
  • Tastings of award-winning vintages at 3 boutique wineries
  • Pegasus Bay, Torlesse or George's Road
  • Delicious plattered lunch at Waipara Springs
  • Insight into winemaking techniques & local grape varietals

Activity location

  • Waipara Wine Region
    • Waipara, Canterbury, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Christchurch (Hotel / Motel Pickups)
    • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Waipara Valley Wine Tour with Lunch
  • Activity duration is 6 hours6h6h
  • English
  • Food and drinks
Language options: English
Starting time: 12:00 pm
Price details
AU$149.07 x 1 AdultAU$149.07

Price is AU$149.07

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided tour of the Waipara Valley
  • What's includedWhat's includedWinetasting at 3 wineries
  • What's includedWhat's includedPlattered Lunch
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport to and from your Christchurch hotel
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedAdditional drinks

Know before you book

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol. Passport recommended.
  • Winery stops may vary. depends on who is available
  • 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

What you can expect

Learn what sets this region apart on a tasting tour of 3 boutique wineries, complete with a delectable gourmet lunch among the vines. Head north along the coast from Christchurch and enter the Waipara Valley, taking in the view as the untamed and wild landscape of the Southern Alps aligns itself into neat rows of grapevines that trace the valley floor.

Waipara Springs is the first stop for lunch, sit down to a gourmet meal full of vino-friendly antipasto dishes. Snack on fresh cheeses, seasonal fruits, olives, Akaroa salmon, cured meats and salami, and herb and garlic sausages. These delicious nibbles are accompanied by house-baked bread, crackers, and—naturally—perfectly paired wines.

You can drink your dessert at your next stop, lazing in the sun-soaked gardens of Torlesse as you're led through a tasting flight of citrus-scented pinot gris and sauvignon blanc.

The last stop of the day is at the tasting room of Pegasus Bay. Here you can sip your first pours of earthy reds and crisp whites as you learn how the valley's cool, dry, and sunny climate shapes the character of the wines.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Safety measures
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity location

    • Waipara, Canterbury, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEChristchurch (Hotel / Motel Pickups)
    • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand