Local Connections: Waipara Wine Tasting

6 hours | Christchurch (Lyttelton) | C H C - 3 0 0
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Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Waipara Wine Region
Venture to Waipara, a region ideal for producing exceptional wines with a rich history of viticulture. This lush and fertile environment, covering more than 1,200 hectares, is home to over 75 different vineyards that thrive in the Mediterranean climate, the Teviotdale coastal hills and the rich alluvial soils. Waipara wineries are internationally renowned for producing Pinot grigio, Pinot noirs, Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Sauvignon blancs. Together with your knowledgeable local guide, you'll explore a series of boutique vineyards and wineries, their cellars and their tasting rooms.

What you will see along the way:

Just over an hour's drive north of Christchurch, you'll find yourself in the Waipara Valley, which is blanketed with more than 1,200 hectares of lush vineyards studded with wineries. Your driver/guide will provide lively commentary throughout the day as you travel through one of New Zealand's most internationally renowned wine regions.

Wine Tastings:
You will visit three different wineries, where you will get to taste a variety of wine styles and options as well as enjoying a platter style lunch at one of the wineries.

Special Notes:

Dress to weather conditions and wear comfortable flat shoes.
Any dietary requirements must be given 48 hrs in advance.
Guests must be over the age of 18 yrs to sample wine.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to and visit Pegasus Bay Wine for wine tasting

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:05
Time at site:
00:45

Transfer to and visit Waipara Hills Winery for wine tasting

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45

Transfer to and visit Waipara Springs Winery for wine tasting and lunch platter

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:10

Depart for ship via short city sights tour

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:45