Most wine trails normally happen on a Saturday or Sunday starting at around 12PM (pickup in Chch - 1 spot) and finishing around 4PM-5PM (back in Christchurch). We travel usually to 3 vineyards and the price can range from $350-$450 (depending on how far out of Christchurch you wish to go).
If you are interested in going up to Waipara (likes of Pegasus Bay, Mount Cass, Fiddlers Green, Torlesse Wines, ... and Canterbury House has been purchased and new name is - Waipara Hills (Champion Winery)) you are looking at $425 return. Clients usually are able to sneak a stop in Amberley for an ice-cream or two on the way back!
If you are going Southward like Giesen, Larcomb etc. the price is a little cheaper at around $350 return.
Most wine trails start with tasting at the first winery, then followed by more tasting at the second and finger foods and tastings at third with meal. We are happy to customise your trip to suit your requirements. It is recommended to preorder the meals especially during the busier summer months. Most wineries are happy to either fax or email forward their menus so clients can make choices ahead of time.
We have party buses as well as a nice modern fleet of tour coaches to choose from. Prices do vary from the type and size of bus being booked. Prices quoted above are based on a 40-45seat party bus and do not include meals, snacks or tastings.