About Laithwaite's Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.

The Waipara Valley

I flew into the South Island capital Christchurch early Saturday morning, picked up the hire car and headed 40 minutes north to the principal Canterbury vineyard area called The Waipara Valley.  The Waipara has around 1200ha of vines which sit […]