Wine and Cuisine

winery at Waipara

Vineyards near Waipara in North Canterbury

Excite your palate with wines reflecting the unique terroir and characteristics of the Canterbury region.

Canterbury’s award-winning wines are not to be missed. Meet the people and explore the places that make it so. Visit boutique wineries, larger established vineyards and master winemakers. Pinot Noir and Riesling are the specialties of the region, in addition Canterbury also offers a wide variety of locally produced varietals including Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and Chardonnay. Visit any of the distinct winemaking areas near to Christchurch – the Waipara Valley, Banks Peninsula or the city surrounds.

The perfect compliment to good wine is good food and you will definitely have the option to enjoy fresh and tasty seasonal cuisine during your tour. We recommend only quality cafes & winery restaurants. This tour is also a great way to see the countryside. Your Wine Lovers tour can be a full or half-day experience – our chauffeur driven tours are all tailored to suit. All wines sampled are available to purchase.

For those wishing to explore further afield, the Marlborough and the Nelson/Tasman wine regions are highly recommended. Our private small group tours are customised to you. We can design and arrange a multi-day trip to any wine region in the South Island and include your preferred style of accommodation and local sights en route as required.