Torlesse Wines

Loffhagen Drive

Torlesse Wines are open 7 days from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm


Loffhagen Drive

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Torlesse Wines takes its name from an early Canterbury resident, surveyor and farmer, Englishman Charles Torlesse. He gave his name to the Torlesse mountain range which part circles the Canterbury Plains and was at one time the largest land owner and farmer in North Canterbury and founder of the nearby town of Rangiora. Interestingly, the name Torlesse is given to the underlying bedrock from which most New Zealand soils are derived - Torlesse, the terroir of New Zealand!


100% Estate made and grown, our wines are produced from our own vineyards and are made and bottled on site at our Waipara Winery.


Wine tasting facilities are available at our cellar-door outlet at Waipara, together with a growing range of wine accessories and interesting arts and crafts. We open 7 days from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm


We now do food, yummy platters that perfectly compliment wine. Bookings are essential


Torlesse is a foundation member of Greening Waipara and is designated SUSTAINABLE by the NZ Wine accreditation audit.


Waipara Valley used to be the best kept secret but is now rapidly expanding into arguably the best winegrowing region in New Zealand. Come and taste why.

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Information correct as at: 02 September 2023

  • Hours of Operation
    • mon: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • tue: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • wed: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • thu: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • fri: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm

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42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)