This Waipara Wine Tour is a private half-day tour activity for couples or partners who want to spend their romantic moments in Waipara wineries. If you are in Christchurch and want to add a Wine tour as part of your honeymoon vacation, we offer you the best and affordable private tour. You will be taken to at least 4 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. Our experienced driver will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Christchurch. This is a private tour package for 1 couple and if you want to add more couples in the same package, please select from the supplementary dropdown in the booking form. There is also an option to upgrade the vehicle type of your choice. As this is a private tour, you can choose the time you want to start the tour. Please add the requirements in the booking form or call us for making changes.
Our driver will pick you up from the garden city based on your choice of pickup time and we drive 45 minutes north to the Waipara Valley. Few minutes after the tour commenced, you will be on state highway 1 which takes you straight to the Waipara region. Never miss the satisfying sceneries the state highway offers on either side. Depends on the season of traveling, you could see various cultivations, wandering cattle, etc on the plains and valleys. Our driver can help you taking pictures to make your trip more memorable.
There are around 40 vineyards and wineries in this region and many of them offer tasty cuisines as well. This Northern Canterbury valley is well known for its dry climate and alluvial soils which flourish the grape production mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay. You will get the chance for wine tasting from leading wineries such as Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Torlesse, and Waipara Hills Winery and if any of them is unavailable on the tour day, we will come up with another winery option.
This tour includes lunch at the Waipara Springs Winery where you can have romantic lunch with your partner. In the summer months, you can enjoy your lunch in the garden setting of the wineries. The platter lunch includes cuisines of both local and New Zealand flavors, which surely will be a great combination with the tasty wines. Just in case, if you have any dietary requirements, please add them to the booking note or contact us before the tour.
If you are planning for this tour in the morning, our suggestion is to start around 09:00 am, and for the afternoon tour, we recommend 12:00 pm.