North Canterbury Winery Tour by Helicopter from Christchurch

Arrive at Garden City Helicopters Christchurch to board your awaiting helicopter. Sit back relax and enjoy your journey to the North Canterbury wine region in style and comfort. Explode your taste buds with experiencing 5 unique vineyards for tastings in the North Canterbury winery region by helicopter.

You will experience tastings, each with their distinctive flavours and award winning blends and the very best North Canterbury has to offer.

per adult from

$718

NZD
Duration 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • What's included :
    • Alcoholic Beverages - landing between the vines to indulge your senses at 5 unique wineries. Experience tastings, each with their distinctive flavours and award winning blends
    • Entry/Admission - Garden City Helicopters
    • Entry/Admission - Georges Road Wines
    • Entry/Admission - Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove
    • Entry/Admission - Greystone Wines
    • Entry/Admission - Waipara Hills
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - If you would like to include a lunch stop at one of the wineries, we could but this will be at your own cost
    • Career required for wheelchair customers who need lifting,fare of $750 for career to fly is required
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Garden City Helicopters, Grays Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand

    Carparking available on site
    Check in at reception on arrival
    You will be greeted by your pilot and a helicopter safety briefing given.
    Toilet facilities available
    You will be loaded into the helicopter and depart on your tour

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Departing north by helicopter you will view Christchurch City from the air.
    Look down on the rivers and farm lands, see wonderful views of Pegasus Bay

    Stop At: Georges Road Wines, 625 Mt Brown Road, Waipara New Zealand

    Georges Road Vineyard produce some of NZ's finest Syrah
    and Pinot Gris, as well as their perennial customer favourite,
    Rosé. A commitment to meticulous viticulture and traditional
    winemaking techniques shines through in every glass.
    “We believe in winemaking with a natural touch, a guiding
    hand in the cellar, to be as hands off as possible. The best
    wines come from the best fruit, so the vineyard is vital. In the
    winery, balance is the key, the interplay between sweetness,
    acidity, oak and tannin, fruit and palate weight. We want our
    wines to be delicate, elegant, food friendly and, above all,
    enjoyable.” Wine can be purchased before you depart.
    New Zealand law requires: 18 years old to consume or buy alcohol, ID must be carried.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove, Waipara Valley 328 Georges Road RD 2 Waipara Valley, Waipara 7482 New Zealand

    An organic family owned and operated vineyard and
    olive grove situated on the south bank of the Waipara
    River. Tasting a glass of wine from Terrace Edge can tell
    you everything you need to know about the climate,
    season and landscape of the place.
    The Terrace Edge family strongly endorse the philosophy
    that healthy soil feeds the vineyard and produces beautiful
    fruit which is crafted into great, organic wine.
    Indulge in Terrace Edges Food & Wine matching experience.
    A seated tasting of thoughtfully prepared creations matched
    with 5 wines, overlooking the stunning views. Wine can be purchased to take away.
    New Zealand law requires: 18 years old to consume or buy alcohol, ID must be carried.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Greystone Wines, 376 Omihi Road, Waipara 7483 New Zealand

    Greystone is one of New Zealand’s top wine producers,
    situated in the Waipara Valley. Greystone is 100% certified
    organic and believes true fine wines are temporal, each
    vintage a fleeting snapshot of a place in time.
    Greystone talks proudly about their vineyard and terroir,
    but the best way to experience it is first-hand.
    You will be able to taste through our special releases and
    aged wines at our cellar door.
    Wine can be purchased before departure.
    New Zealand law requires: 18 years old to consume or buy alcohol, ID must be carried.



    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Waipara, Waipara, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Black Estate Winery A remarkable place for both wine and food, providing
    an authentic experience from start to finish.
    Consisting of organic vineyards, and a winery and restaurant
    that prides itself on hosting you for delicious, local, organic
    food and wines.
    With the cellar door & restaurant sitting above the organic
    vineyard you will enjoy the beautiful views across the Waipara
    Valley to the Southern Alps.
    Enjoy their wines, experience informative tastings and hear
    stories about the wine, food and and local suppliers who grow it.
    Wine can be purchased before departure.
    New Zealand law requires: 18 years old to consume or buy alcohol, ID must be carried.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Waipara Hills, 780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473 New Zealand

    Established in 2001 and recipient to over 500 medals,
    Waipara Hills has a fine reputation for crafting rich
    aromatics with vibrant, complex flavours.
    The Waipara Hills cellar door is located in the picturesque
    Waipara Valley. Set amongst landscaped gardens, with
    spectacular views across our Home Block Vineyard to the
    Teviotdale Hills.
    At Waipara Hills our wine making philosophy is simple. It’s
    about creating balance, encouraging the characteristics
    of each season’s fruit to shine, and celebrating the Waipara
    Valley vineyards.
    You will experience a diverse selection of award winning
    Waipara Hills and Saving Grace wines.
    Wine can be purchased before departure.
    New Zealand law requires: 18 years old to consume or buy alcohol, ID must be carried.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Depart by helicopter back to Garden City Helicopters

  • Departure Point :
    73 Grays Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Weight limitation applies
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years, ID may be required if you look under 25 as per NZ law
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Smart casual attire recommended
    • helicopter will land in hilly paddock at one of the wineries and will require all passengers to walk down to winery
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
    • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
    • Vaccine Passes and mask wearing will be required to enter our premises or aircraft. This will be verified by staff upon arrival. This excludes individuals with an exemption or children under the age of 12. Please use the New Zealand Covid 19 tracer app
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Garden City Helicopters

Activity ID: V-6036P14

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