Discover the South Bank Wineries of North Canterbury

Southbank is a new route launched by the wineries perched on the Southbank of the Waipara River. The group have worked together to create a day trip destination that includes world-class wine, gourmet toasties, cheese, walkways and a sculpture park. All of the Southbank businesses are like minded, family operated and share a passion for their special part of Waipara.

Terrace Edge Cellar Door

Terrace Edge is your first stop along the stretch of road home to the South Bank wineries (Terrace Edge, George’s Road and The Bone Line). Cuddled between vines and olive trees, Terrace Edge cellar door gives you a space to sit back and learn about wine in a completely relaxed environment. While you’re sipping their amazing award-winning organic wines, treat yourself to one of their gourmet toasties, or an olive oil tasting.

The Bone Line Cellar Door

Take yourself on a self-guided stroll around The Bone Line vineyard. The short walkway takes you between the vines and provides info boards for you to learn more about the plants and the environment. Surrounded by native plantings, the cellar door provides a chilled atmosphere to learn and indulge in some of the region’s most coveted wines.

Georges Road

It’s not everyday you get to meet the maker of your wine, but at George’s Road, nine times out of 10 you will be warmly welcomed by winemaker, viticulturist, owner… the list goes on… Kirk Bray. Kirk is an incredibly well-travelled winemaker with passion and knowledge that will blow your mind. Knowledge paired with wine that will leave you wondering if you’re in Waipara, central France, or the southwest of Germany. George’s Road is a cellar door not to be missed.

Iron Ridge Sculpture Park

Raymond Herber is one of our region’s most acclaimed forger and sculptor. Based at Iron Ridge Quarry, an old Limeworks, Raymond crafts steel to create small and large scale sculptures that will blow your mind. The entire quarry has been transformed into a sculpture wonderland. Raymond’s whimsical, yet strong sculptures are set against a carefully curated native garden, all under the shadow of breath-taking limestone hills.

Raymond Herber lives and works on-site, and opens to the public every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Raymond will happily host larger groups by appointment and offers a complimentary forging demonstration.