Christchurch, in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, is open for business and visitors, and this has been recognised by one of the world’s most widely-read travel guides. The Lonely Planet Guide has described Christchurch as "re-emerging as one of New Zealand's most exciting cities" – you can view their Lonely Planet Post-Quake Guide to Christchurch for tips on how to spend a couple of days in the city.
More than 265 Christchurch accommodation providers are open as is Christchurch International Airport. The city provides the traveller with a gateway to the five world-beating wine regions of the South Island, where many exciting wine experiences await.
Just one example of this is Melton Estate, which hosts many successful shows, corporate events, and family celebrations as well as serving beautiful boutique wine at its winery restaurant. Melton Estate was the recipient of a 2012 Great Wine Capitals Best Wine Tourism Award and is also a finalist in the 2012 Champion Canterbury Awards.
Melton Estate is a boutique winery featuring a modern restaurant and event venue set amongst vines on 12 acres in West Melton, Christchurch. Melton Estate is only 10 minutes from the airport, heading west of Christchurch via the West Coast Road (SH73) or via the Main South Road (SH1).