Cellar Door is a wine bar and wine-tasting room set in the historic School of Art building in the Arts Centre of Christchurch Te Matatiki Toi Ora. We pay tribute to the room’s rich history with curated art and objects, and are proud to continue the tradition of warm hospitality, fine wine and good food established by Annie Edmond when the space was Annie’s Wine Bar.


• Curated wine tasting ‘flights’
• A large selection of local, New Zealand and international wine by the glass and bottle
• Local craft beer and other beverages
• Seasonal local menu
• Wine sales by the bottle to take away or shipped world wide

Wine tasting in Christchurch NZ
Wine bar and wine tastings in Christchurch
Wine flight of red wine


In the world of wine, a ‘flight’ describes a group of wines that are tasted side by side for comparison.

Our ‘flights’ of four x 40ml tastes – together a little more than a glass of wine – are chosen by our team to showcase differences in grape variety, region and winemaking style.

Food service at Cellar Door wine bar and cafe


Our wines are matched with fresh, elegant dishes that use seasonal local ingredients and are inspired by the wine regions of the world.

White wine flights in Christchurch, NZ


The current ‘inflight’ wines, along with a few of our team’s other favourites, are available to purchase as a 40ml taste or 150ml glass. Wine by the bottle includes current releases alongside our collection of vintage local, New Zealand and international wines.

Bottles of wine


Our current releases are available by the bottle to take away, and for mixed-case home delivery anywhere in the world.


We have local craft beer on tap, a selection of gin, whisky, cognac, aperitifs, digestifs and cocktails, as well as local soft drinks and our own seasonal house-made soda syrups.