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Welcome to the North Canterbury Wine Region

Nestled in the east of New Zealand’s South Island is a small and boutique wine region that is proving you don’t have to be the biggest to be the best.

North Canterbury is located on the back doorstep of Christchurch, just a 40-minute drive from the city, and is internationally renowned for its diverse offering of food, award-winning wine and remarkable nature. The region is home to 80+ vineyards, including a range of winery restaurants and cellar doors, most independently owned by local families.

This beloved 2,000 acres of land offers an abundance of activities. One of the most popular ways to journey through the region is by bicycle or foot, passing through the world-class vineyards, stopping over at cellar doors, dining at the region’s award-winning winery restaurants and taking in the breathtaking panoramic vistas.

Annual events in the region include ‘the coolest little wine festival in the country’, set under the oaks in Glenmark Domain. The North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival offers an eclectic range of local food stalls, diverse North Canterbury wines, quality live music and family friendly entertainment. Foraging for food is also a North Canterbury tradition that is sustained by the local cultivators, and the harmonising nature of food and wine is celebrated at the ‘Forage North Canterbury’ event every year. Running events, gigs and collaborative community gatherings also feature regularly throughout the North Canterbury calendar.

For those looking to experience the North Canterbury wine region from sunrise to sunset, there are pockets of accommodation available throughout, from luxury B&Bs to cottage farm stays and backpacker lodgings.

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Bellbird Spring

Phone: +64 3 314 6007
Address: 306 Georges Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.bellbirdspring.co.nz

Visits by appointment.

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Bishops Head Wines

Phone: +64 3 314 6124
Fax: +64 3 314 6125
Address: 124 Mackenzie Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.bishopshead.co.nz

Bishops Head is a boutique winery found in the Waipara Valley at the northern end of the Canterbury Plains in New Zealand. We take our name from the majestic limestone rock-face, found deep in the Waipara Gorge known locally as the Bishop's Head.

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Stephenson Estate

Phone: +64 21 044 6628
Address: 323 Georges Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.stephensonestate.co.nz

Tastings by appointment only.  Wines sales online - www.stephensonestate.co.nz 

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Mountford Estate Vineyard & Winery

Phone: +64 3 314 6199
Address: State Highway 1, 434 Omihi Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.mountfordvineyard.co.nz

Tastings and sales by appointment only.

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Antills Vineyard

Phone: +64 3 314 6997
Address: 684 Weka Pass Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.antills.co.nz

Pinot Noir Tasting.  Open for visits by appointment in weekends.

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Sherwood Estate Wines

Phone: +64 3 314 6962
Address: 113 Church Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.sherwood.co.nz

Wines Sales.  Open: Mon-Fri 11am - 5pm and Sat-Sun by appointment.

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The Boneline

Phone: +64 3 314 8699
Address: 376 Ram Paddock Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.theboneline.co.nz

Tastings, sales and tours by appointment.  Sales: Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm (please phone first)

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Mount Brown Estates

Phone: +64 27 521 6693
Address: Purchas Road, RD,, Amberley
Email:
Web: www.mountbrown.co.nz

Tastings by appointment only.

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Dancing Water

Phone: +64 3 314 6979
Address: Waipara
Email:
Web: www.dancingwater.co.nz

Tastings and sales by appointment.

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Waipara Springs Winery and Cafe

Phone: +64 3 314 6777
Fax: +64 3 314 6777
Address: State Highway 1, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.waiparasprings.co.nz

Waipara Springs is a boutique vineyard and winery located in the warm, dry Waipara Valley. Wines are produced on the premises from estate grown fruit and the results have been enjoyed both in New Zealand and internationally since . Come and join us in the ...

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Torlesse Wines

Phone: +64 3 314 6929
Fax: +64 3 314 6867
Address: State Highway 1, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.torlesse.co.nz

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 farm ...

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Waiau River Estate

Waiau River Estate
Phone: +64 3 315 7679
Address: 2254 Mouse Point Road, Hanmer Springs
Email:
Web: waiauriverestate.co.nz

Among New Zealand's highest altitude vineyards, just 13km south of Hanmer Springs village on SH 7 (Lewis Pass). Our small family owned boutique vineyard and cellar door are situated on the banks of the Waiau River, with stunning views up the river to the ...

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Muddy Water Wines

Phone: +64 3 314 6100
Address: 376 Omihi Road, Waipara
Web: www.muddywater.co.nz

Cellar door - tastings and sales.  Open: Monday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

Waipara River Estate

Phone: +64 21 483 112
Address: 169 Mackenzies Road, Waipara
Email:
Web: www.waiparariver.com

Tastings and sales by appointment only.

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Frog Rock Vineyard / North Field Wines

Address: 253 Mackenzies Road, Waipara
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Open for tastings by appointment only.

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