Established in 2001, Waipara Hills wines have become famous for their intensity, character and complexity – a result of the innate contrasts in climate in New Zealand’s deep South.
In our short history Waipara Hills wines have received more than 200 awards – from the Air New Zealand Wine awards to the International Wine Challenge in the UK, the company’s achievements reflect the broad appeal of its wines.
Nestled in the heart of the Waipara Valley is the architecturally impressive Mud House Winery & Cafe complex – the home of the Waipara Hills winery. Located on State Highway 1, 8kms north of Amberley and just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch city the building and gardens complement the spectacular views of the vineyards and mountains.
Waipara Hills Mountain Buttercup
High up in the mountains of New Zealand’s South Island, grows the Mountain Buttercup. Delicate and beautiful, this tiny alpine flower belies its harsh surrounds. Rugged, untouched and wild it may be, but this landscape has a natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the world – a beauty captured in this rare and precious flower and the characteristics of the wines of Waipara Hills.
The Wines of Waipara Hills
It’s the extreme natural environments of the mountains, hills and valleys of the South Island that give the wine of Waipara Hills its intensity, character and complexity – wine that expresses the true soul of the south. The Waipara Hills range includes:
Intensity, complexity and character. Our premium range Waipara Hills showcases the very best varietals of the South Island regions of New Zealand.
At our estate vineyards in the Waipara Valley, the Spring Equinox marks the first burst of bud and the Autumn Equinox signals the time for harvest. This limited edition range captures the special terroir of the region and is named after the Equinox winds that blow hot and dry across the plains.
Our favourite regional varietals celebrated with bubbles. Cuvee is Waipara Hills’ range of vibrant and invigorating sparkling wines.