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Rippon, Wanaka

(4.6/5 based on 190+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Good wines with great views of the lake. They do a free tasting of 6 of their wines with good sharing of the history and wine making during the tasting. The winery is beautiful and sits on a hill abov...  more »
  • The wine here is pretty good but the views make it a must stop on your trip to Wanaka. The staff were friendly and helpful and we left with a bottle of Riesling. Beautiful facility. 
  • We have heard about Rippon Vineyards from locals in Wanaka and from reading the reviews in Trip Advisor I decided to give it a try. Our guide was excellent gave us the history of the wines we would be...  more »
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  • The view is amazing but the wines are average. Go just for the view.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.