Waipara Wine Trail – 2 people ex Christchurch – Perfect gift for many occasions christmas, birthday, wedding or anniversary and obviously perfect for any wine loving tourists visiting NZ. This tour explores 3 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From Christchurch we drive 45 minutes north through the New Zealand countryside to the Waipara Valley, well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc dominating local plantings. The first stop is at Waipara Springs Winery, you will also stop for tastings at Pegasus Bay, Torlesse or Georges Road. (Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included) Tour departs at 1.00pm and is of approx 4.5hrs duration Pickups from most Hotels/Motels in Christchurch Central Pickup is outside Canterbury Museum / Information Centre on Rolleston Avenue.