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Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per adult Price is $85
Duration: {0} Duration: 6h 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

Idyllic countryside of the Waipara Valley & North Canterbury

Tastings of award-winning vintages at 4 boutique wineries

Stops include Pegasus Bay, Greystone Wines & Waipara Hills

Delicious plattered lunch at Waipara Springs

Insight into winemaking techniques & local grape varietals

Highlights

Idyllic countryside of the Waipara Valley & North Canterbury

Tastings of award-winning vintages at 4 boutique wineries

Stops include Pegasus Bay, Greystone Wines & Waipara Hills

Delicious plattered lunch at Waipara Springs

Insight into winemaking techniques & local grape varietals

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12:00 PM, Waipara Valley Wine Tour with Lunch in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 6h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $84.62, taxes included

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Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Activity Location

Waipara Valley

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel / Motel Pickups)

    Christchurch


Description

Learn what sets this region apart on a tasting tour to 4 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 breads, crackers, and—naturally—perfectly paired wines.

You can drink your dessert at your next stop, lazing in the sun-soaked gardens of Waipara Hills as you're led through a tasting flight of citrus-scented pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. then onto the award-winning Greystone Wines. Chat with the passionate staff members and winemaking team as you sample their world-renowned Burgundy-style pinot noir, which has won accolades around the globe.

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.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Waipara Valley

  • Winetastings at 4 wineries

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • 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 may vary.

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


Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Oct 18, 2018

Sue was a fantastic driver and host, showing both extensive knowledge and good humor. The wineries were friendly and generous; the lunch and the Riesling at the Waipara Springs Winery were both superlative.

Joseph B

United States

5/5 Jul 12, 2018

Well-planned itinerary (lovely lunch at the first winery means you are “fortified” for all the tastings ahead...:-) with an excellent tour guide (thank you again, Graham!) makes for a perfect afternoon. Highly recommend!

Patricia A

United States

5/5 Mar 23, 2018

Sue was a great guide; very knowledgeable and polite. The wine tastings were also great. It did feel like we were a little rushed at times with the four tastings.