This weekend, offers the chance to visit some Waipara vineyards and an olive grove that are not usually open to the public.

The North Canterbury properties of Floating Mountain, Waipara Downs, the Wicked Vicar and Athena Olive Grove are set in attractive surroundings a short distance apart, and a free shuttle will operate between them.

Visitors can sample and buy products, chat to the winemakers and growers, roam through the vineyards and enjoy a picnic lunch among the vines.

Contact: (03) 314 6774