Waipara Valley, North Canterbury is a region in North Canterbury on the South Island of New Zealand. As its name suggests it falls within within the wider Canterbury region. It lies around an hour’s drive north of Christchurch. It is known for its Riesling, plus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Terroir: Soils comprise gravels and clays. The main wind is the drying nor’wester. from which surrounding hills offer some protection and a slightly warmer climate than the rest of Canterbury.

Sub-regions: Canterbury Plains, North Canterbury. | North Canterbury.


No certification: Camshorn.