Tussock Hill Vineyard Retreat in Christchurch

You step out of your car and take a deep breath of the fresh country air. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the vines are swaying in the breeze. You can’t wait to explore Tussock Hill Vineyard Retreat.

After you’ve settled into your luxury cabin, you head to the cellar door for a wine tasting. The friendly staff is happy to help you choose the perfect wines to enjoy with your organic meal.

After dinner, you relax on your deck in the hot tub and watch the stars come out. You can hear the sound of the river in the distance, and the air is filled with the scent of the vines.

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Tussock Hill Vineyard

Destination: Christchurch | South Island | New Zealand
Type of Accommodation: Vineyard Accommodation
Price Range: Cabin/Hostel $ | Budget $$ | Mid-range $$$ | Luxury $$$$ | Super Luxe $$$$+

Best for: 4-Star Vineyard Retreat, Luxury, and Natural Linen Furnishings, Accessible Accommodation, Outdoor baths or Hot Tub, Complimentary Bottle of Wine, $$$

Tussock Hill

Tussock Hill Vineyard is a family-owned boutique organic vineyard on the Port Hills, only 15 minutes from the centre of Christchurch in New Zealand.

They also run a separate vineyard, Waipara Vineyard, in the Omihi Basin. This vineyard has Awapuni clay loom soil and a warmer temperature. While the Port Hills Vineyard has cooler temperatures and rich volcanic soil.

This means the Tussock Hill team can grow a variety of grapes.

Wines on offer include Petillant-Naturel Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, sweet and dry Rieslings, Pinot Gris, and Rose

The vineyard offers luxury self-contained retreats, a cellar-door restaurant, and a wine shop.

A Vineyard Stay

Tussock Hill Cabin Interior

The Korimako Vineyard Retreat is a stylish cabin with accessibility features.

The contemporary cabin features a private deck with stunning views across the vineyard and the Port Hills, plush bedding, an accessible tiled bathroom, eco-friendly toiletries, Bluetooth speakers, indoor and outdoor seating, and an outdoor hot tub for two.

The Kererū Vineyard Retreat is a modern cabin for two guests.

The private deck features 2 baths side-by-side, with stunning views of the vineyard. With indoor and outdoor upmarket furnishings, Bluetooth speakers, and a wide-tiled shower. The king-size bed is so comfortable you can sleep for days!

Review: Stunning accommodation still so close to the city. The outdoor bathtubs are delightful and private. The views have you sitting taking it all in for hours.

Tussock Hill Vineyard outdoor baths

The Cellar Door Restaurant

The Cellar Door Restaurant offers a delicious selection of seasonal, locally-sourced sharing plates that pair perfectly with the vineyard’s own organic wines. Open during the day Wednesday to Sunday. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free are also catered for.

The Wine Shop offers a wide variety of the vineyard’s own wines.

Good to Know

  • Free WIFI
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Tea/coffee making in each room
  • Parking on site
  • Book at Booking.com

Wrapping Up – Tussock Hill Vineyard Retreat

Tussock Hill Vineyard Cabin Exterior

Tussock Hill Vineyard is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the New Zealand countryside. The vineyard offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy, including wine tasting, vineyard tours, and hiking.

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