Pinot Paradise

Dreaming of Pinot paradise? Head to Mid Canterbury’s most special family-owned vineyard.

CharRees is a family-owned boutique vineyard at the southern edge of Ashburton, just an hour from Christchurch. They are passionate about producing quality wine and put a true “labour of love” into their vineyard.

Stop in for a tasting; the cellar is open and you can expect nothing less than a warm Mid Canterbury welcome.

The CharRees vineyard story began when Charles & Esma Hill bought an established vineyard on the outskirts of Ashburton in January 2007.

The vineyard, established in 1999, now consists of 4000 Pinot Gris and 3500 Pinot Noir vines. In 2008 they added 1800 Riesling plants.

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