Welcome to Waipara River Estate


Welcome to Waipara River Estate in the heart of the Waipara Valley. Proud winner of Champion Wine of Canterbury 2016. Our historic, boutique vineyard, the first planted in the region,
includes some of Waipara’s oldest vines that produce intensely flavoured premium wines. Our beautiful estate has a luxury B&B, Annie’s Loft & Studio — a slice of paradise!

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Waipara River Estate. Our family owned boutique vineyard—formerly Glenmark Wines—produces classic medium dry Riesling, elegant Pinot Noir, aromatic Gewürztraminer, smooth, easy drinking Cabernet/Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

We use Waipara grapes only for our Alsatian style Pinot Gris.

In selected years, only when conditions are right, we produce Late Harvest Noble Riesling — a luscious stunning dessert wine that won Pure Silver in the 2015 Bragato Awards and a gold medal, Lane Neave Cheese Trophy and CHAMPION WINE OF CANTERBURY 2016.



We are just 45 minutes drive from Christchurch airport and located just off the junction of State Highways 1 and 7 between Kaikoura and Christchurch and on the way to Hanmer Springs, so offer weary travellers a delightfully peaceful place to spend time and explore the Waipara Valley vineyards.

Annie’s Loft and Studio – 2 luxury B&B units, each with separate, private entrances. Stay and have dinner or enjoy first class restaurants nearby in Amberley.

The Homestead is available on request.