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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.
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780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 6900
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Waipara Hills as part of a longer wine tasting tour and were introduced to Dennis, who took us through the wines. My friend an I aren't experts with wine, but we do enjoy drinking it. Dennis could clearly see this, but was...More

2  Thank wehttamuk
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

It is wonderful to know that Dennis was able to help you learn more wine and the processes involved. There is in fact much to learn and our cellar door team all thoroughly enjoy passing on their knowledge to our customers. Enjoy the remainder of...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in to enjoy the wine tasting. We were treated rudely and laughed at on one occasion when remarking about the wine. The wine itself was enjoyable however the snooty atmosphere left a sour taste. I don’t think this is a reflection of the premises...More

6  Thank hayleye89
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During my visit, it was my second time to this winery, and not much has changed. The service delivery was impeccable! To have people showcase true values of who New Zealanders are is a very humbling experience, with the lady leading the wine tasting talking...More

Thank Tyler N
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to weite it, the team loves this feedback, it’s so appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to wine tasting, not sure what to expect. Dennis walked us through with a cost effective pricing of NZD5 per pax. Even helped us with directions to Christchurch thereafter. Would have appreciated a vineyard tour too if there is any.

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WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and welcome to the world of wine!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cellar door and restaurant at Waipara Hills today. Great wine tasting with a knowledgeable host and the house platter in the restaurant was beautifully presented and tasty. However the best was yet to come. Got back to Christchurch to discover I'd left my...More

Thank mrs_pants000
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Terry - we aim to please and we are very happy you enjoyed your time. Thanks for the taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a great place to visit . Stylish yet relaxed. We tasted some wines and enjoyed lunch here. The small plates were all delicious - especially the pulled pork rolls - and of course some equally delicious wine and you're all set. Would not hesitate...More

1  Thank BurleighSurfer
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review - and we appreciate you taking the time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting wine tastings we have had for some time. Dennis, the server,was keen to have us taste wine without showing us the label on the bottle and challenged us to carefully think about what we were tasting. We got...More

1  Thank LizzieM409
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Lizzie! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Waipara Hills experience

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in to enjoy the wine tasting. We were treated rudely and laughed at on one occasion when remarking about the wine. The wine itself was enjoyable however the snooty atmosphere left a sour taste. I don’t think this is a reflection of the premises...More

6  Thank hayleye89
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A quaint little cellar door right on the main highway. During our recent visit to Christchurch we encountered one particularly wet day so we thought we would venture North for a drive and drop in to a few vineyards. This was our first stop and...More

Thank David A
WaiparaHills, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you David for taking the time to review us here, we are very pleased you had an enjoyable time.

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...More

2  Thank Kirstchch
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...More

3  Thank 9jac
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....More

Thank Scott K
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