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Waiau River Estate

2254 Mouse Point Road | State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7579
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nice wines & food

Decided to take the wife to this winery as we were staying in Hanmer with a wet day we went to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary B
BEAUTIFUL WINERY LOCATED ON A HILL ABOVE THE RIVER

The Wairau River Estate Winery is located just outside Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. We drove there... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
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Waiau River Estate is situated just 13km south from the small alpine village of Hanmer Springs heading towards Christchurch. We are the only vineyard in this area; at 297m above sea level, we are among New Zealand's highest altitude vineyards. Our situation on the banks of the Waiau River and the micro climate it creates allows us to grows grapes where many people thought we would fail. Varieties grown are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. We are open for tastings 10am to 5pm Daily.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2254 Mouse Point Road | State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to take the wife to this winery as we were staying in Hanmer with a wet day we went to do something different.Did not disappoint great hosts talked wines ,food & found out he is a beekeeper so good to find we had something...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Wairau River Estate Winery is located just outside Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. We drove there for lunch on a Sunday and ordered a nice platter with gouda, brie, cheddar, blue cheese, chutney, grapes, bread and Mandarin Oranges along with a couple of glasses of...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice wines (brought 6) at a very good price. Nice to get wines that are just a bit older. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Lively location with great views up and down the valley. Well worth a stop.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Driving along this road - the winery not to be missed for a visit - even if you don't drink wine then stop enjoy the view/ dine on a platter / coffee - best of all is the wine tasting - Conrad is so knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a large family get together here and we were thrilled with our decision. A beautiful outlook over the Waiau river and fantastic hospitality. Platters of bread, meat, cheeses, dips and crunchy vegetables fed our group of 16 and we had the opportunity to...More

Thank Mikebede
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

On the way to Hanmer we decided a last second stop. Was well worth it, tried some lovely wine while having some good banter with the person serving. We grabbed a platter and had a couple of wines with a great view and some nice...More

Thank mattmander
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a 40th birthday party planned and Marble Point was the chosen venue, which was booked and confirmed. Correspondence was very light and a week out from the party the restaurant decided they could not honour the booking. I cannot say that the experience/food...More

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MPsHanmerSprings, Owner at Waiau River Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Yes we do evening functions by arrangement only. Our normal trading hours are 10am to 4pm, any function outside of these hours, we have to organise additional staff etc. For this type of special event we have rules, at the end of the day i...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stopped off for a look around and came away quite impressed. We had lunch here and were treated to a good platter of breads, meats, and cheeses. There are the usual wine tasting activities, and a selection of honeys, and local foods available for sale....More

Thank 62Peter1952
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MPsHanmerSprings, Owner at Waiau River Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Marble Point

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It has been a great sunny day and we've enjoyed every kilometer of our journey from the Canterbury Planes to Hanmer Springs. On our way we visited one of New Zealand’s probably highest altitude vineyards at around 300 m above sea level. The vineyard is...More

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MPsHanmerSprings, Owner at Waiau River Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thanks for your responce

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way out of town...what a view. The lamb was HUGE! We had to have a wine too of course and the chardonnay was a great choice

Thank finediner78
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MPsHanmerSprings, Owner at Waiau River Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Great You Enjoyed Your Visit

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