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 looking for an experienced Restaurant Manager to work full time. The position covers day shifts, including the weekend and some evenings. Applications may be emailed to andrew@sbw.net.nz

Our next theme night is Greek (View menu)! Friday, 31 October from 6.30pm. A cellar club event will be held prior from 6-6.30pm for all members and their guests.

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Premo Chardonnay 2012 wins Trophy and Gold in London! View details. And top 100 Metro Magazine.

Our first releases for the 2014 vintage are now available! Bascand Estate Sauvignon Blanc and Waipara Springs Sauvignon Blanc

We are currently trading from 10am until 4pm, serving lunch from 11am until 3pm. View our new seasonal menu! Bookings appreciated.

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

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This is an aromatic, full-flavoured wine with tropical fruit notes of guava and fresh pears with a hint of quince spice. 

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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