Waipara Springs Winery and Cafe

Waipara Springs is available for casual dining, group lunch bookings, weddings and wine tastings. We can create an experience to suit you!

About the winery
Waipara Springs, founding winery and café of the Waipara Region, was established in 1981 and remains an entirely owned and operated Family Estate. HOURS: 10am-4pm 7 days a week, excluding public holidays we are closed. Waipara Springs is available for casual dining, group lunch bookings, hens’ parties, corporate functions, weddings and wine tastings. We can create an experience to suit your requirements. We also have a Cellar Club which provides great benefits for members and invitations to special events. Waipara Springs puts a strong emphasis on careful vineyard management delivering fruit of quality for our wine styles. Waipara Springs wines are made in the classic fruit driven style that New Zealand wine is renowned for worldwide. With an emphasis of fruit characters these wines are a vibrant expression of our vineyard.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
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Children friendly
Disabled access
New Zealand
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancPinot Noir
History & Geography
Waipara Springs Estate is a family owned business in its 3rd generation. Our wines have been enjoyed both in New Zealand and internationally since the winery opened in 1989. The vineyard of 26 hectares is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. The soil type at Waipara Springs is ideally suited to quality grape production having high levels of limestone from the surrounding foothills, which results in high levels of PH in the soil. Waipara Springs Vineyard has a terroir that renders wines totally unique. Derived from a prehistoric lakebed at the centre of the Waipara Valley floor, the vineyard soils are a rich blend of clay and limestone. Waipara Valley is fortunate to possess its very own microclimate. With vines sheltered by the Teviot hills from the prevailing cool easterly winds. High midsummer heat, combined with relatively low rainfall during the growing season and long warm days and cold nights during harvest.
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