South Canterbury Food & Wine
Known for its patchwork plains, rolling hill country, braided rivers and spectacular mountain lakes, South Canterbury is often referred to as “the food bowl” of the South Island. Throughout the region, in towns and small rural communities, a new tradition of South Canterbury food and wine production is emerging… a taste all of our own that reflects our fresh natural environment and artisan food producers creating local flavours with love.
Situated on State Highway 1 in Temuka, half way between Christchurch and Dunedin, 100% Homemade Café offers a variety of fresh foods featuring ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our spacious...
57 Vine Street, Temuka
P: +64 3 615 5500
‘Taste Geraldine’ artisan producer. Taste the delicately scented and magically refreshing Addmore Elderflower beverages. The warm aroma of hand picked Elderflowers is captured from the sun drenched heart of New...
P: +64 3 693 8343
Situated 300m above the Mackenzie basin on top of Mt John and overlooking the iconic Lake Tekapo, the Astro Café has to be one of South Canterbury’s most memorable cafe...
Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo
P: +64 3 680 6960, F: +64 3 680 6950
Linda and Rob Schofield welcome you to our tranquil B&B and Retreat to enjoy both stunning sea and hill views. Awatea offers serenity where you can experience aromatherapy outdoor baths,...
217 Mill Road, Waimate
P: +64 3 689 7288
Still located on a corner of the family farm, Barker’s of Geraldine has been preserving regional fruits and vegetables for over 41 years into a delicious range of premium jams,
76B Talbot Street, Geraldine
P: +64 3 693 9727, Free Phone: 0508 227 537
Spot the wagon load of strawberries at the entrance. Our licensed café serves mouth watering berry-inspired food, fresh fruit ice-cream sundaes and smoothies to die for. You can smell, taste...
2106, SH1, Waimate
P: +61 3 689 5849
Café Mes Amis, located on State Highway 1 at Orari north of Timaru, offers a cosy café environment with indoor and outdoor dining. We specialise in fine coffee and tea,...
Corner Orari Station Road & SH1, Orari
P: +64 3 693 7981
Your host, Ian Blakemore, welcomes you to his special rural retreat. Centre Hill Cottage is unpretentiously stylish and offers a cosy charm for those wanting a transforming experience. Drenched with...
59 Howell Road, Totara Valley, Pleasant Point
P: +64 3 614 7385
‘Taste Geraldine’ artisan producer. Clearwater’s Organic Cream Top Yoghurt is produced on Bryan and Jackie Clearwater’s
Organic Dairy Farm in Peel Forest. Great to eat by itself or as a base...
Four Peaks Plaza, Geraldine
P: +64 3 696 3553
Join us for a fascinating and intimate beer experience as we take you through the brewing and packaging process, followed by tastings of some of DB’s iconic brands including DB...
Sheffield Street, Washdyke, Timaru
P: +64 3 687 4230
Denheath Desserts - famous for South Canterbury’s uniquely fluffy, high rise, melt-inyour-mouth rich creamy custard filled squares complemented with golden flaky pastry iced with curly-white shredded coconut! Taste and buy...
3 Mill Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 6160
Open for breakfast and lunch, we source the best and freshest ingredients to create homestyle food with a modern twist. Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free all catered for. Relax by...
76 Main Street, Fairlie
P: +64 3 685 6275, F: +64 3 685 6276
At Fat Albert Smokehouse we strive to be chemical free and where possible use locally harvested produce to craft high quality smoked salmon, duck breast, venison and chirozo sausage. Keith...
Cnr 555 Geraldine-Fairlie Highway and Hamilton Road, Fairlie
P: +64 3 685 8722
A modern New Zealand restaurant overlooking Timaru’s picturesque Caroline Bay. Open for coffee & cake, brunch & lunch, snacks with beer & wine and an award winning à la carte...
64 The Bay Hill, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 8550
Glendeer Lodge in the heart of rural South Canterbury offers well appointed, spacious private rooms, stylish modern decor and a relaxed country environment.
51 Scarborough Road, Timaru
P: +64 3 686 9274
Hear no evil, See no evil, Eat no evil! Havoc Farm boutique pork products reflect the happy life led by our free range pigs. Visit us at our Waimate Farm...
39 Belt Street, Waimate
P: +64 3 689 8288
Boutique, family-owned salmon farm located on State Highway 8 just South of Twizel. Floating shop and free fish feeding, as well as idyllic surroundings, make this a beautiful location to...
SH8, Wairepo, Twizel
Original home of the famous Denheath Custard Squares and the old Pleasant Point Post Office Building, Legends Café has been lovingly restored with a stylish yet homely feel for both...
15 Afghan Street, Pleasant Point
P: +64 3 614 7227
Experience a taste of Italy right here in South Canterbury!
Our grove of 400 trees is producing delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil - complimentary tasting available.
Stay a night or two in...
86 Longview Road, Pleasant Point, Timaru
P: +64 3 614 7766
Enjoy the sophisticated modern décor of MJC Café blended with divine contemporary cuisine, made with love right in the heart of Timaru. Fabulous food, wine, coffee and hospitality all combine...
152 Stafford Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 4865