Situated deep in the Waipara Valley, The Bone Line is protected from the cool easterly winds yet it is exposed to the warm northwest winds. Due to its positioning in the Teviotdale Hills and nearby Southern Alps, the winery receives very little rainfall, abundant sunshine and warm summers, perfect for phenolic ripeness, complexity and a variety of styles.

Q&A with Jack Hill from The Bone Line

Why North Canterbury? I was born in Waipara on the vineyard and grew up witnessing my parents hard work while putting us through school. So I want to help out and do everything to help show that hard work. I’m also quite comfortable living in the warmer climate in a hands on region. Its living in cities that made me want to come back as well as the business.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? My favourite thing to do is host friends here. I like to take them around the wine region, go for a swim in the river then have a beer and pizza at the brew moon. Showing other people around reminds me how cool and easy this place is.

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own!): I would say Terrace Edge, Georges Road Wines and Iron Ridge Sculpture Park as we are all on the same road and work hard together to build our road as a destination.

Find Us

376 Ram Paddock Road, Waipara