House of Ball

House of Ball is a year round operation providing hosted Bed and Breakfast accommodation located on the western hills of the beautiful wine growing Waipara Valley. Just 45 minutes north of Christchurch – en route to Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura and Marlborough.

The House of Ball offers a tranquil retreat with superb views across the valley. With prior notice we also offer the option of an evening meal. We have our own boutique winery, vineyard and olive grove set amongst rolling downs. We are off the beaten track and offer our guests a unique location.

Located 5.5km from the village of Waipara, House of Ball, accommodation, boutique winery & vineyard is situated in a quiet rural setting surrounded by farm land.

Our Vineyard

The House of Ball boutique vineyard is situated on the western slopes of the Waipara Valley on a reasonably steep site which faces east to maximise the exposure to the early morning sun.

Our 2 acre vineyard sits 100m above the valley floor and is comprised of 3000 plants made up of seven varieties.

  • Riesling (546 plants)
  • Gruner Veltliner (546 plants)
  • Gewurztraminer ( 288 plants)
  • Chardonnay (288 plants)
  • Pinot Noir (624 plants)
  • Pinotage (336 plants)
  • Tempranillo (288 plants)

The spread of varieties and small plant numbers mean we can do all the plant work by hand ourselves, which gives the vineyard a high degree of consistent attention to detail and we believe this is reflected in the wine we produce.

We hand pick all our fruit and we only use grapes grown on the estate. We use a basket press and try to keep winemaker intervention to a minimum.

Bed & Breakfast

A modern Bed and Breakfast with beautiful views over the Waipara Valley wine growing area about 5.5km from the Waipara village.

We offer a Queen room and a Twin room with ensuite bathroom. We serve a delicious continental and/or cooked breakfast using home grown or local produce as possible. You are welcome to join us for an evening meal (by arrangement) accompanied by a selection of House of Ball wine.

We have 80 acres on which we pastoral farm as well as growing olives and grapes. We also have our own hens so there is no shortage of free range eggs for breakfast.

In the area:

  • Wineries, walks, steam train
  • Kaikoura 1.5 hours
  • Christchurch 45 minutes
  • Hanmer Springs 1 hour

345 Mackenzies Rd
North Canterbury

P: +64 3 3146 909

CONTACT: Lynda and Julian Ball