Canterbury and North Canterbury

Where the Southern Alps meet the lowlands the boutique winemakers produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other cool climate aromatic gems and are located near the Christchurch airport, within sipping distance of the cellar doors. Consider the cycle trail where the bicycles are trained (similar to horses) to head straight towards quality wine (Unofficial lie). Canterbury Plains, Waitaki Valley and Waipara Valley are the three sub regions spanning 200km of the southern island’s eastern coastline.