Welcome to Waipara Springs

Waipara Springs Winery and Cafe is located in the heart of the Waipara Valley. Planted in the early 1980’s the vineyard contains some of the oldest vines in the valley providing the entirely estate grown wines with a depth and intensity that only old vines can produce.

The vineyard of 26 hectares is planted with Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot noir and Merlot with the wines crafted in two differing styles, the fresh fruit driven wines under the Waipara Springs label and the structurally driven wines of the Premo label.

The Southern Boundary Wines Cellar Door is located onsite where all our wines can be sampled including rare older vintages and the Waipara Springs Cafe is famous for its tempting array of seasonal dishes utilising fresh local produce.

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News and Events

We are fully booked this Saturday, 19 April (until 2pm). Bookings available on Sunday. We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

2014 Kiwi and Aussie Winemakers tour brought to you by Negociants NZ. Starting 23 June with events in all major centres. Over 100 wines available for tasting! Book online at Ticketek! Download flyer.

The Autumn Cellar Club pack has been released. Information here.

First theme night for the year - Thai - details here.

2013 Pinot Gris wins Gold at Easter Show Wine Awards! Sam Kim, 91/100.

Latest releases: 2013 Premo Riesling; 2012 Premo Pinot Noir. Buy now!

We are open 7 days, 11am to 5pm. Bookings appreciated. View menu.

Our Waipara Springs Premo Old Vine Chardonnay 2005 wins Gold at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Our theme nights resume in May 2014. Theme night details are posted here.

Waipara Springs Sauvignon Blanc rates #6 in the Top 13 Sauvignon Blancs. More here.

Waipara Springs stocks produce from A Cracker of A Nut, Waipara Groves Olive Oil and Roseglen Tea of Canterbury.

Latest awards

2013 Pinot Gris, Gold Easter Show Wine Awards 2014

2005 Old Vine Chardonnay, Gold, Air NZ Wine Awards 2013

2010 Premo Pinot Noir wins Gold in London at the International Wine Challange. 2011 Pinot Noir receives Silver.

Premo Gewurz rated one of 100 Top Wines for Winter by Metro Magazine.

Bascand Sauvignon Blanc receives 92/100 rating from Derek Smedley MW [UK].

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Waipara Springs
Winery & Cafe

Waipara. North Canterbury,
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 314 6777
Fax:   +64 3 314 6993

Worldwide Distributors

Southern Boundary Wines Group