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Waipara Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

By Canterbury Leisure Tours
4.9/5

Features

Free cancellation available
6h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing

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 wine-making techniques & local grape varietals

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Waipara Valley

  • What's included

    Wine tastings at 4 wineries

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Additional drinks

Know Before You Book

  • You must be at least 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

What you can expect

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 wine-making 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.

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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Location

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Activity Location

  • Waipara Valley

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Christchurch (Hotel / Motel Pickups)
    • Christchurch Canterbury

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