We chose this B&B as our last stop before flying out of Christchurch. As an easy one hour drive to the airport it is perfectly located as a last (or first) stop off. There are probably lots of great things to do in the area, but we didn’t have time and didn’t get past tasting the terrific wines made here. Your hosts, charming and entertaining, will make an evening meal for you and give you the opportunity to try their wines. It was a real privilege to be able to try the wines and listen to how they are made whilst looking out over the actual vines. It was particularly nice to actually sample wines with food especially in such convivial surroundings with such warm hospitality. There were a couple that were truly outstanding (we tried over 100 on our trip and there were a couple (including an exceptional Chardonnay) that were up there in the top 5 of our trip. Very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the House of Ball, a boutique winery,vineyard and Bed and Breakfast on the western hills of the beautiful Waipara Valley. We offer a tranquil retreat with superb views across the valley. With prior notice we also offer the option of an evening meal cooked to suit your wine. We have our own boutique vineyard and olive grove set amongst rolling downs. ... more less