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Waipara Hills

780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
+64 3-314 6900
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Great tasting experience, good food

Waipara Hills has one of the largest tasting rooms in the area and offers a smooth tasting... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
RogerChengdu
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Beijing, China
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Delightful breakfast

We stopped for a short break and decided to have breakfast there. Just a small meal can be a... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2016
Crulajk
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780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 6900

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Waipara Hills has one of the largest tasting rooms in the area and offers a smooth tasting experience similar to that in Napa Valley - they offer enough varieties of the same grape to have a horizontal tasting, and doesn't rush you or get stingy...More

Thank RogerChengdu
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a short break and decided to have breakfast there. Just a small meal can be a delight: the poached egg was fresh and tasty, the sausage spicy, the bacon delicious and the hash brown crispy. Everything was well made.

Thank Crulajk
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Wine is not my drink of choice. However, several years ago on another trip to Aotearoa I was introduced to the superb Waipara Hills riesling and underwent a viticultural epiphany. Imagine my delight when more recently we saw the sign for the cellar door, almost...More

1  Thank SimonW123
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great wine tasting at the cellar door. Nice selection of whites and reds. We bought a bottle the central otago pinot noir and a dry riesling.

Thank dazzaj86
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Typically when a vineyard is in the wops, but on a major tourist route you would expect many spare of the moment diners or wine tasters but from the moment we arrived today we were made to feel if you hadn't booked you were a...More

1  Thank MagFamily
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to create and pen your detailed feedback from your visit and I must iterate how very disheartening it was to all of us here at Waipara Hills to read as we get so much enjoyment from making our customers...More

Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Waipara Hills as part of a longer wine tasting tour and were introduced to Dennis, who took us through the wines. My friend an I aren't experts with wine, but we do enjoy drinking it. Dennis could clearly see this, but was...More

2  Thank wehttamuk
Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

It is wonderful to know that Dennis was able to help you learn more wine and the processes involved. There is in fact much to learn and our cellar door team all thoroughly enjoy passing on their knowledge to our customers. Enjoy the remainder of...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Our second stop on a tour of New Zealand's wine regions. Dennis really set the mood with his knowledge of the history and varieties grown throughout New Zealand together with some wonderful tasting wines. Would happily go back if we were in NZ again, this...More

Thank juddkerr
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and a tasting, the food was only average, we had the tasting platters for four and at the $120 we paid (thank goodness we got some fries on the side or we would have been hungry). We then moved onto...More

Thank Aotearoa2
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I cannot tell you how much this place stood out from the rest. The last stop of 3 on a wine tour we were greeted and looked after by 'Suzanne' I believe her name was. Now being a group of majority 19-25 year olds I...More

Thank oliviamays2015
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Visited here as a group for our daughters 30th birthday. Not a big restaurant but comfortable and a lovely setting. We had a gorgeous day which was an extra bonus as we two littlies could totter about the lawn outside. The staff were delightful and...More

Thank Karin C
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