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Address: Loff Hagen Drive | Waipara, Waipara 8270, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-314 6929
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21st Birthday Wine Tour

Cheese and crackers 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Staff were very friendly and attentive, obviously knowledgeable and made some great selling points (this was the only winery we bought wine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Cheese and crackers 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Staff were very friendly and attentive, obviously knowledgeable and made some great selling points (this was the only winery we bought wine from!) We did find it a little uncomfortable doing the tasting in what looked to be the boutique/reception type area and felt that as we had made a booking we might have a seperate... More 

Thank oliviamays2015
Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We popped in here for a quick visit. The cellar door was locked but the friendly owner. who was on his way to golf, kindly opened up for us. Some lovely wines here and just a block from the main highway.

Thank SharlsG
Australind, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Served by a crass man who flitted between customers, conversations, and used language and innuendo we did not find appropriate or welcoming. Left before much of a taste as we didn't appreciate the service.

Thank Anna S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Enjoyed the wine tasting here, beautiful location, and wines, I would of bought more if I could of. Maggie was lovely and welcoming and friendly, would recommend a visit here, you won't be disappointed.

Thank northchick2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the wine tasting here. The lady who gave us our tastings was a great saleswoman as we bought more than we had planned on!

Thank NicoleMcG1
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We have been on several wine tours in the Waipara area -- Torlesse is our favorite. The owners, Kim and Maggie are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have great personalities and love to share knowledge about their wine / vineyard. Needless to say, their wines are top notch and we can honestly say the best we have tasted on our... More 

1 Thank 505QueenBee
Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Wines very good, served by an interesting young man who was not regular tasting room staff. Nice, casual atmosphere. Good value wines available.

Thank Dincy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately was first place we visited on wine tour which just spoilt it for all the rest .was so good .wish we had bought all our wine there .the staff were so friendly. only one providing nibbles with drinks and also giving the most tastes and being most generous with it.will definitely go back again

1 Thank zoey D
Kym R, Owner at Torlesse Wines, responded to this review

When you visit Torlesse we try and make it a fun and informative visit, plus our wines are excellent value for money. During the week we may be busy doing other wine making jobs so a knock on the door and some patience may be required. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Had a great time tasting at this winery. Enjoyed the Riesling and especially enjoyed the Port. Very nice on a cold night.

Thank rayred62
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Was our favourite vineyard tasting.Even got shown how they plunge the wine and tasted freshly picked pinot noir juice.

Thank Neville R

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