Torlesse Wines is one of the older wineries in the Waipara Valley and owns the title of being the first winery in Waipara to bottle with a screw cap instead of a cork. It started with one wine, and now all of Torlesse Wines have screw caps.
The winery produces a dozen wines including sauvignon blanc, Gewurztraminer, rose and a cabernet. The Torlesse Cellar Door is open for tastings seven days a week, from 11am to 5pm.
The Waipara Valley is one of New Zealand’s newest and fastest growing wine areas. Torlesse Wines is only a 40-minute drive north of Christchurch International Airport and Christchurch city, making it an easy day trip for visitors.