House of Ball


Welcome to the House of Ball, 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.

Location Description

Located in the North West from the village of Waipara.


  • Estate produced wines.

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Practices & Techniques

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.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

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.

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345 Mackenzies Rd
Amberley, Canterbury 7483
New Zealand

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