From Christchurch: Guided Local Wine Tours in Waipara

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Indulge in a day of wine tasting in the Waipara Valley, just north of Christchurch. The area has a warm, dry climate and limestone-rich soils — producing some of New Zealand’s best wines.

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  • Day tour of the best wineries in the Waipara Valley wine region
  • Pick up/ drop off from your accommodation or at a pre-arranged location.
  • Travel in comfort in a luxury MPV.
  • Visit wineries not available to guests on larger wine tours.


Giles Guided Wine Tour This is a private guided wine tour for up to 6 people. A guided tour means that there is no set itinerary (though we will recommend one for you) and you only pay for the food and drink you consume on the day. Giles Tours is the highest rated wine tour company in Christchurch with over a hundred 5* ratings on Trip Advisor and Google, and you’re guaranteed a great day out in the vineyards. On this tour Giles take you to the Waipara Valley (about 45mins north of Christchurch) to visit up to 4 wineries there. Being a guided tour also means we can go to some of the wineries the big tours cannot go to, also we can adjust the start later or and finish later to suit your plans. You travel in a luxury vehicle with 6 comfortable leather seats, air conditioning, Bluetooth sound system and a “passenger talk” system so you don’t miss a thing. The Wiapara Valley Wine Region The Waipara Valley, part of the North Canterbury Wine Region, is about 75km (46miles) north of Christchurch, and is renowned for its warm, dry climate and limestone-rich soils — ideal for producing world class, multi award-winning wines and some of New Zealand’s best wines. Itinerary Following your pickup in central Christchurch, your guide takes you on the 45-minute drive to the Waipara Valley. Visit wineries and tasting rooms during a fully guided tour of 3 or 4 boutique wineries and vineyards. Most people find that 3 wineries is plenty but you can choose to visit more wineries or maybe add another stop to your tour, it’s your choice.


This is a private wine tour for up to 6 people - following your pickup in central Christchurch, your guide takes you on the 45-minute drive to Waipara. You'll visit wineries and tasting rooms during a fully guided tour of up to four boutique vineyards. Many of these wineries are not available to the larger tour groups and offer an intimate, one on one, tasting experience. You will be able sample some of the finest wines in NZ, and enjoy a lunch of your choice. You can choose to have a winery platter, a gourmet degustation “long lunch” meal or just a 'deli-lunch' at one of the wineries. Naturally all dietary requirements can be catered for.

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