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North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail showcases North Canterbury’s local flavours - fantastic food, Canterbury wine, authentic food and wine itineraries and passionate people.

Discover fresh seasonal produce, savour wine tasting and wine tours, enjoy cafe or restaurant dining, relax in idyllic rural accommodation and experience an easy pace of life just twenty minutes north of Christchurch.  

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail encapsulates the world famous wine region of Waipara , as well as Rangiora , Oxford and Hanmer Springs .


Seagars at Oxford

The award winning Seagars at Oxford, is a boutique cook school, cafe, and cook store run by New Zealand's own Jo Seagar. Her stunning kitchenware store stocks all appliances and equipment used by Jo in her TV shows.

Seagars is situated in Oxford, a small rural town, 55 km from Christchurch. It is situated on the Inland Scenic Route – Route 72 – near the Waimakariri Gorge bridge. The Waimakariri offers salmon fishing, trout fishing and jet boating.

Oxford was named and grew from the original plans of the Canterbury Association settlement of the province. It was named by Captain Joseph Thomas, agent for the Canterbury Association, after the Bishop of Oxford one of the Associations founders.

Oxford began in 1854 with the establishment of the first sawmill. The Canterbury plains were almost devoid of trees, but at Oxford the Harewood and Mt Oxford forests provided much needed timber supplies.

Today the town is the center of a prosperous farming district – and home to Seagars at Oxford, cook school & café.

Seagars are a member of the North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail.

Contact us

Jo and Ross Seagar

74 Main Street
Oxford 7430

+64 3 312 1435


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How to find us

55 km from Christchurch, situated on the Inland Scenic Route 72 – near the Waimakariri Gorge bridge.


Open 7 days a week (except Public Holidays).


Disabled Access: Yes Restaurant: Country Cafe open 8am till 4pm 7days a week. Closed on Public Holidays

Other facilities

  • Kitchen Shop, B&B & a Cook School facility
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