Fiddler’s Green Vineyard Wine tasting room

The Wine tasting room features local wines of Waipara Valley that do not have a cellar door of their own, along with the wines of Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro. We showcase distinctive boutique wines that show the diversity of wine making styles of Waipara Valley.

Presently, we provide tastings for The Old Glenmark Vicarage, Harris Estate, Mon Cheval and of course Fiddler’s Green Vineyard.  We are continually expanding so more are joining us for tastings.

Visit and learn about all these wines in our relaxed atmosphere.

We can do the tasting at the bar or at your table as you enjoy a meal. Whatever is more comfortable.

Please contact us to make a reservation for larger groups to make sure we can accommodate you.

Tastings take a good amount of time with all the different varieties & vineyards presented.

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Dry Riesling 2020

Straw coloured in the glass. Rich and rather exotic on the nose with peach and rock-melon. The palate is full and textural with a creamy feel supporting a range of citrus fruits. Long fresh palate perfect for food pairing. Alc 14.2% - RS 7 g/L

Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - Cameron Douglas 92 Points Dec 20

Pale straw in the glass. Aromatically intense with typical Waipara Sauvignon characters of feijoa, thai basil and background stonefruits. The palate shows ripeness and intensity with yellow peach, passionfruit, lime and lemon verbena. A beautiful wine to pair with seafood and light meals. Alc 13.5% - RS 4 g/L

Gewürztraminer 2020

Light lemon in colour. Gently floral showing lychee, Turkish delight and subtle vanilla bean on the nose. The palate is lovely with fresh stonefruits and musk balanced by ripe fruity acidity. The perfect wine to enjoy with cheeses or lightly spiced meals. Alc 13.5% - RS 18 g/L

Blush Rose 2020

Light rose petal in colour. On the nose this Rose shows raspberry and cream, leading to an enticing palate of cherry and red berry. Fresh fruity acidity supported by more complex almond and subtle baking spices flow through to a long finish. Lovely to enjoy chilled with a charcuterie platter. Alc 14% - RS 8 g/L


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Pinot Noir 2020 - Cameron Douglas 93 Points May 21

Fresh, fruity varietal and youthful bouquet of PN. Aromas of fresh red and black cherry, plum and mineral. Layers of wood spices, toasty barrel and mineral add complexity and charm. Very youthful on the palate with a tense firm texture, chalky tannins and acidity then reflections of the boquuet with red berry fruit flavors. Needs some time in cellar to integrate and harmonise with best drinking from late 2022 through 2028. Alc 13.5%

Chardonnay 2020 - Cameron Douglas 90 Points Feb 21

A rich fruitful wine with lots of tropical aromatics of pineapple, guava and mango with citrus, and elements of butter and biscuit base with Almond skin. The palate is long and mouth filling, showing a subtle oak presence and balanced wine. Perfect for drinking now, or will cellar happily for 8-10years... Alc 14.5 %

Pinot Noir Reserve 2020 - Cameron Douglas 92 Points May 21

This 2020 Pinot Noir was fermented in specially imported American oak barrels from Jack Daniels distillery. Smoked red berries, baking spices and toasty French oak aromas lead to flavors of dark cherry and raspberry compote, damson plum and clove. Firm tannins and acidity need time to integrate and resolve into harmony. Fruit flavors stay strong on the palate adding power and length. Best to cellar this wine till 2023 then drink through 2028+.Alc 14 %

Olive Oil 2020

This olive oil has met The International Olive Council standards for Extra Virgin Olive Oil & The Olives New Zealand standards for Certification.

Fiddler’s Green Wines

Fiddler’s Green has a mission to produce handcrafted estate organic grown wines of consistently high quality, style and elegance for the discerning consumer. All Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro’s wines are made from Organic Certified grapes grown right on the vineyard  to make the best possible wine for you.

2019 Gewürztraminer

This geẅurztraminer exhibits aromas of pear, Turkish delight, rose water & almond nougat while the palate shows a silky rounded texture blending into a balanced savoury finish. Drink now or cellar up to 10 years.


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2018 Chardonnay

A full but smooth, elegant style of chardonnay. Ripe melon, peach & apricot fruit flavors are complimented by toast & buttery complexities.


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2018 Pinot Noir

Red & dark cherry on the nose with a hint of smokiness. The palate is long & fresh with wild berry & fine chalky tannins. Enjoy now or through to 2025.

2018 Pinot Noir Reserve

This 2018 Pinot noir was aged for 17 months in barrel, of which the latter 3 months were spent resting in a specially imported American oak barrel from Jack Daniels distillery. The wine exhibits some high-toned whisky notes with smoky char which intermingles beautifully with cherry and red fruit aromas, baking spice and liquorice from the wine. The wine is elegant yet supple, a silky texture with good acid balance and smooth tannins on the finish. Would happily cellar for 5-7 years


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