|Close to Hanmer Springs, the scenic Hurunui and Waipara Valley areas are one of the fastest-growing wine districts in the country. Blessed with cool winters, hot summers, shelter from sea breezes, high sunshine hours and varied soil types, the region is noted for its ability to produce globally recognized, award-winning wines over a range of different grape varieties, both red and white
Main varieties produced are
Visit one of our friendly boutique vineyards for winetasting or fine cuisine at selected winery cafes. There are a number of wineries open year-round, and even more that open on request or over the summer months (generally October – April) Every year (4th Sunday in March) the Waipara Wine and Food Celebration is held in the grounds of the historic Glenmark Church in Waikari.
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
There are several options for local wine tours, and tours can also be tailor-made for individuals or groups to reflect personal tastes and palates.