Journey into the North Canterbury wine region just 40 minutes north of Christchurch, with award-winning wineries, delicious produce and world-class dining set amid spectacular scenery.

North Canterbury is fast establishing itself as one of the premium wine producing regions of New Zealand, particularly in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

The region is within 40 minutes’ driving distance of Christchurch – a vibrant, energetic city set against a backdrop of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula.

Give yourself 24 hours to discover the city’s amazing street art, state-of-the-art architecture, award-winning gardens, booming hospitality scene and eclectic mix of boutique shops before hitting the wider region.

The geography, soils and climate of North Canterbury combine with the magic of winemakers to produce regional specialties – from rare truffles to spicy, rich Pinot Noir.

Park up at New Zealand’s winery restaurant of the year, with an ever-changing seasonal menu, meet producers at cellar door tastings or enjoy a local cheeseboard superbly matched with an award-winning drop.

You’ll find growers and winemakers all working together to support each other and share their amazing backyard with others.

Discover the wineries here.