Explore Waipara

Toast to tours: Explore Waipara

Kaye Souter’s passion for wine is infectious and extends beyond just drinking it.


Explore Waipara


As the owner of Explore Waipara Wine Tours, Kaye prides herself on offering unique winery tours individually catered to her clients.
“The point of difference with our business is we aim to make our wine tours as fun and as memorable as possible by adding those little extra details that make a big difference,” she says. Explore Waipara’s full day wine tours depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful wine region of Waipara.

Clients enjoy incredible scenery and plenty of photo opportunities, delectable wine tasting at a minimum of four wineries along with a luscious lunch, topped off with entertaining stories about the wine producing region. Water and snacks and your own tasting booklet are also provided and all tour guides hold current first aid certificates.

Tours range from the lead-in Explore Waipara Tour to the Ultimate Waipara Experience which includes a helicopter ride, truffle demonstration, private winemaker’s tour, award winning restaurants and of course, delectable wines. Learn about the history of wine in New Zealand and travel through the beautiful rugged landscape of Canterbury to explore the best wines of the region.

Raised in Christchurch, Kaye’s background is in hospitality, liquor retail and she has recently spent four years in Central Otago working at a prominent winery. She has a passion for wine and spirits and she never stops learning.  “We don’t just drink wine, we live wine.”


Visit www.explorewaipara.co.nz and enter the code Metropol for $40 off tours in November.


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