Welcome to
North
Canterbury

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The Coolest Little Wine
Region in the Country

 

You are now entering the east of New Zealand’s South Island, an internationally renowned destination for food, wine and nature.

Immerse yourself in an abundant and truly local experience of taste, surrounded by the breathtaking panoramic vistas of North Canterbury.

 

A little bit about us

 

Located on the east of New Zealand’s South Island and bordering Christchurch city, North Canterbury is an internationally renowned destination for wine and food.

The region is home to 90 + vineyards, most of them independently owned by a close-knit community of local families. With some of the country’s most diversified land formations, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the clay and limestone soils of the Waipara and Waikari valleys, the region lends itself to highly varied and interesting soil types. Concentrated and expressive wines are grown here – particularly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

 
 
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 The process of winemaking

Say hi to Mark and
Pete from Pegasus Bay

We're a community
and we like food.

 
 

Farmers seeking large expanses of pasture settled here in the 19th century and ever since, food has always been in abundance in North Canterbury. The region’s climate and soil, farms, forests rich with wild game, market gardens, truffières, rivers and coastlines allow for a diverse amount of different foods to grow naturally through the entire year.

 

Get a feel for our people and land

 
 
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