Christchurch is well recognised for its culture, busy city centre, beautiful landscape and landmarks like the Avon River and Botanical Gardens. But one of Christchurch's best kept secrets is that it's home to some of New Zealand's finest vineyards and wineries. If you're looking to enjoy fine food and wine on your next holiday, read more about some of Christchurch's top wineries below.
This boutique winery, restaurant and event venue is set on a 12 acre vineyard located in West Melton, just 20 minutes drive from the Christchurch city centre. Here you can enjoy great food matched with their handcrafted wines - make sure you sample their Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and their unique sparkling Riesling known as "Summer Love"!
Located on the outskirts of Christchurch, Hinton's is the cellar door to Hinton Estate Vineyard. Surrounded by scenic gardens and grape vines, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy the views, fine food and wine, and friendly hospitality. While you're there, try their famous Pinot Noir, or other varietals including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Merlot and Viogner.
Located in Aylesbury, Canterbury, this vineyard is located on three hectares of beautiful land with 10000 grape vines. Visit their cellar door to sample their wines and food platters on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ngapuarata (which means "blooming of the flower") wines include Chardonnay, Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.
This family-owned wine estate is located just 23km west of the Christchurch CBD. With a vineyard on site and two leased vineyards on the Banks Peninsula, the winery produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Merlot. Visit their cellar door for wine tastings or to learn more about viticulture from their friendly staff.
The Rossendale Restaurant is set amongst beautiful country gardens just 15 minutes drive from the Christchurch city centre. Here you can enjoy friendly hospitality and peaceful indoor and outdoor dining while sampling one of their many red and white varietals. This beautiful winery, restaurant and vineyard are a real highlight for the Christchurch wine scene and truly not to be missed.
This attractive country restaurant is nestled amongst rose and lavender gardens and vineyards on Langdales Road, just 20 minutes from Christchurch. Enjoy a casual dining experience in their restaurant or outside amongst the gardens while sampling their snacks, platters and meals accompanied by a glass of the Langdale Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Rose or Pinot Gris.
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