About Waipara Valley Wines

We’ve made it our mission to hunt out, select, blend and bottle some of the best wines that the Waipara Valley has to offer.

It’s no secret that we don’t own vineyards or a winery. This gives us the freedom to pick and choose from different parcels of wines based purely on quality, not just produce the best we can from what the vines give us.

We source wines exclusively from the Waipara Valley, a small region only 40 minutes north of Christchurch. While the  region may not have the marketing budget of its counterparts, Blake believes the wines are more consistent in quality than any other region in New Zealand and this is where the value is for consumers.

About Blake Lissington


The founder of Waipara Valley Wines, Blake has been involved in the wine industry for over 12 years, both in New Zealand and Australia. He’s passionate about the Waipara Valley and the quality of wines it produces.

A WSET qualified sommelier, Blake has been involved in all aspects of the industry from winemaking, sales, online sales and has also delivered wine training programmes to hotels across China.