Just under a one hour drive from Christchurch (only 25 minutes for us!) and you get to Waipara aka the wine county of Canterbury. A recently developed trail takes you around a few wineries where you have the option of stopping in for some tasting or a bite to eat in the cafes. The trail is pretty tiring, especially when you choose one of the hottest days of the year with no wind! Steep in places and shingle trail makes for some difficult biking! The views were lovely at the top and worth the effort. You can choose how far you want to go on the trail with the first two wineries close to each other and not too far into the trail.