North Canterbury Food & Wine Itineraries
Whether it’s a day out wine tasting, a weekend retreat at a rural bed & breakfast, or a full vacation around the North Canterbury region, we have it all.
Choose your accommodation to stay in and restaurants to dine at. Then take your pick of Canterbury vineyards for wine tasting or relaxing in the open air, with vistas of the green rolling hills. Spend the day tasting local produce (cheese, olive oil, market gardens, fresh produce) and wash it all down with a local Waipara wine.
You can also check out local Food & Wine Events, and plan your stay around one of our world class wine and food celebrations!
Explore the towns of the North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail:
Experience the North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail
Welcome to the Waipara Valley, a well-known North Canterbury destination, only a quick 45 minute drive north of Christchurch. The Waipara Valley is perfect for a weekend of relaxation, wine, food and a Sunday morning sleep in.
Waipara is New Zealand's fastest growing wine area; a few years ago ‘Master of Wine’ Bob Campbell called Waipara “one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry’. Currently the wineries are producing more than 250,000 cases of wine each year.
Take State Highway 1, travelling north (only 65km from Christchurch) or south (only 122km from Kaikoura) until you reach the intersection with State Highway 7, the turn off for Hanmer Springs and the West Coast.
A warm welcome awaits you at Annie's Loft & Studio at Waipara River Estate.