A family owned Waipara Valley wine estate specialising in hand crafted food-wines.
Bellbird Spring makes fine aromatic white and Pinot Noir wine using traditional techniques.
The Waipara Valley has lost much of its indigenous ecosystem through the course of human settlement. The North Canterbury wine growing region is ecologically important. It was once covered in forest and bush: including such species as lancewood, kowhai, lacebark and totara. Maori and European habitation has altered the landscape, particularly with the development of farming, forestry and horticulture. Bellbird Spring is one of a group of 45 Waipara Valley property owners that participates in Greening Waipara - a biodiversity improvement programme. The programme focuses on planting and maintaining native species in and around vineyards which in turn improve habitat… Continue reading →