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Rippon, Wanaka

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Set lakeside against the rolling blue hills and light blue waters, the winery of Rippon is a treat for the eyes and the palate. The vineyard takes advantage of Central Otago's unique climate--the only continental climate in all of New Zealand. The high UV light, long hours of sunshine, and refractive soil yield pinot noir, Riesling, sauvignon blanc, and gamay noir. Learn about the history of the wine and this biodynamic winery through a wine tasting session led by a knowledgeable guide. Work out when and for how long to visit Rippon and other Wanaka attractions using our handy Wanaka itinerary maker.
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  • Excellent tasting with a friendly knowledgeable guide followed by a cheese platter and a bottle of wine overlooking the valley and lake. Gorgeous location and great wedding spot as well. 
  • A must attraction in Wanaka. Stop by for some breath taking view over the valley and wanaka Lake while enjoying free tasting of Rippon Valley wines. 
  • We were told we must visit Rippon Vineyard and that it was the most photographed Winery in the world and we were not disappointed. We are laymen when it comes to wine and were so pleased with the wine...  read more »
  • I was in Wanaka in December 2014. I came across the track to this winery by accident, but I have not forgotten it. The wine was some of the best I have tried, the tasting was free, the vineyard is well managed and the view spectacular. All I can say is - don't miss it.
  • Incredible setting for a winery perched high above the lake with wonderful views. Jack talked us through an incredible (complementary) tasting with plenty of explanation about the unique biodynamic techniques used here. Well worth a visit if you are around Wanaka
  • Fantastic winery, great history and stories from the cellar door
  • Wine is as good as the view. Stunning, breathtaking, I don't know what more to say.
  • We have visited Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka in summer. While Wanaka is already maybe the coolest and most beautiful place in NZ, Rippon is the highlight of it. The view from the winery is breathtaking and maybe the best view from a winery in the world. The owner Jo and Nick Mills are great people and produce excellent wine. We did a tasting and have been deeply impressed. The Rippon Mature Pinot Noir is one of New Zealands best and the Rippon Mature Riesling is also outstanding. This excellent quality is achieved using responsible organic winegrowing methodes. Highly recomended.
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