New Zealand’s third-largest city, Christchurch, on the east coast of South Island, is one of the gateways to the Canterbury wine region. Although the area is bordered by the more famous vineyards of Marlborough and Central Otago, it certainly holds its own for producing elegant, balanced wines, made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes. The sheltered Waipara valley, some 40 miles (65kms) north of Christchurch, is famed for its honeyed, spicy Rieslings. Our selection of wine hotels in Canterbury gives you the choice of staying in the city or in the countryside.
Our choice of the best wine hotels in Canterbury means you can enjoy either a taste of the city life or take it more slowly with a relaxing stay in the countryside. Alternatively you can check out our Ultimate guide tof the best wine hotels in New Zealand, or expand your search to include all our recommendations in Christchurch or the South Island.
Two suites in a luxury lodge set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds with three lakes and a working alpaca farm. Rooms, large and light with modern amenities. Use of an indoor heated pool during winter, and close to wineries, skiing and whale spotting destination. Ideal for an action packed holiday.
Luxury lodge with three tasteful and spacious suites just 15 minutes from Christchurch city centre. Set on 10 acres of vines, olive groves and orchards in a peaceful setting. Array of wild birds in garden and glorious outdoor seating area by pool.
Christchurch Arts Centre
Boutique B&B in bright pink Italian style villa in Canterbury. Rooms with top amenities and nice views. Delicious Mediterranean style breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and local produce. Eco-friendly and close to sights such as Botanic Gardens.
Christchurch (Tai Tapu)
Luxury lodge with 118 year old stunning gardens nationally recognised for their beauty. Rooms are light and spacious, with open fireplaces and antique furniture. Cooking classes available with onsite chef. Perfect for a relaxing romantic getaway.
A charming and colourful family run boutique B&B run with two ensuite rooms. A lovely outdoor patio in the rose garden, generous breakfasts and nice touches like chocolates in rooms. Ten minute drive to Christchurch city centre.
Small luxury boutique hotel in centre of Christchurch. Local art on walls, top amenities and great views from rooms out to Hagley Park or River Avon. Two award winning restaurants, access to a gym and free use of mountain bikes. City style done well.