Torlesse Wines

Torlesse Wines is based at Waipara Village and, takes its name from an early Canterbury resident, surveyor and farmer, Englishman Charles Torlesse. He gave his name to the Torlesse mountain range which part circles the Canterbury Plains and was at one time the largest land owner and farmer in North Canterbury and founder of the nearby town of Rangiora. Interestingly, the name Torlesse is given to the underlying bedrock from which most New Zealand soils are derived – Torlesse, the terroir of New Zealand!

Our winery began its life as a farm woolshed, which, in 1987, John McCaskey converted into a producing winery.

Come along to taste and find out more about Torlesse!

Venue:  Fairway Conference Centre, 17a Silverfield, Takapuna.  Nestled behind the North Shore Events Centre, overlooking the Takapuna Golf Couse.

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