Add a Wine Tour to your Christchurch Bucket List: Canterbury is one of the regions world's top wine producing areas. Bring a hearty appetite and taste the unique taste of different wines Canterbury has to offer. Canterbury has a thriving vineyard culture – with sublime settings, world-class dining, and not forgetting heavenly wines. The Waipara Valley, just north of Christchurch, is home to a cluster of wineries. Spend a sun soaked afternoon sampling some of the great wines produced in these parts. Or head over to the gorgeous Banks Peninsula, where a unique microclimate grows grapes that make for a delicious drop. There’s lots of fun to be had discovering the joys of the many other boutique vineyards scattered throughout Canterbury, and gaining an appreciation for each area’s unique notes.