Waipara is one of the premium wine regions in New Zealand located just North of Christchurch in the South Island. It is known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and aromatic grapes. With an array of limestone soils strewn across the region it is believed to be one of the best regions for Pinot Noir (and most Burgundian) in the country. Top winemakers such as Pegasus Bay, Bell Hill, Pyramid Valley and Tongue in Groove hail from here.