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Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per adult Price is $63
Duration: {0} Duration: 4h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Verdant expanse of the Waipara Valley & Southern Alps

Insight into the soil & grape varietals of North Canterbury

Tastings of award-winning vintages at 4 boutique wineries

Stops include Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs & Greystone Wines

Expert-led tastings to help highlight distinctive flavors

Highlights

Verdant expanse of the Waipara Valley & Southern Alps

Insight into the soil & grape varietals of North Canterbury

Tastings of award-winning vintages at 4 boutique wineries

Stops include Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs & Greystone Wines

Expert-led tastings to help highlight distinctive flavors

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1:30 PM, Waipara Valley Wine Half-Day Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$62.68

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9:00 AM, Waipara Valley Wine Half-Day Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$62.68

Total price is $62.68, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Activity Location

Waipara Valley

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)

    Christchurch


Description

The sprawling lowlands of the Waipara Valley, hemmed by the Southern Alps, boast a cool, dry climate and get plenty of sunshine, making them ideal for producing world-class wines. Sip your way through the valley on this half-day tour, visiting 4 fantastic wineries with a local guide.

From Christchurch, ride north along the coast. Watch the urban landscape fade away, its place taken by gently undulating plains blanketed in rows of grape vines. The Waipara Valley's mineral-rich soils, hot summers, and long, dry winters have made this small, burgeoning wine region one of New Zealand's best. Arriving at Pegasus Bay, where you can learn more about the unique features of the area and its terroir—the characteristics of the soil that give a wine its distinctive qualities.

Swirl a refined, Burgundy-style pinot noir and share tasting notes on bright rieslings and earthy chardonnays, and then continue on to Waipara Springs Winery. One of the oldest estates in the valley, this boutique winery produces fruit-forward varietals in beautiful natural surroundings.

Your next stop is at the cellar door of Waipara Hills, an award-winning vineyard set among elegant, landscaped gardens. Listen as a knowledgeable staff member guides you through pours of crisp pinot gris and refreshing sauvignon blanc. Finally, top off your tastings at Greystone Wines. Their pinot noir has won international accolades, and this is the perfect place to raise a last toast to your day among the vines.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Waipara Valley

  • Winetastings at 4 wineries

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and additional beverages


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Tour stops & order may vary, depends on availability.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

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