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Rippon, Wanaka

(4.6/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Stumbles across this gem literally just walking down the road, and decided to walk in. First off the views were spectacular overlooking the lake. We walked in just in time for the VERY knowledgeable h...  more »
  • You have to visit to judge by your self. The vineyard is located 10-15 minutes drive outside Wanaka. They have an open cellardoor and can offer lighter meals.  more »
  • Made the pleasant walk up from Wanaka lakeside to taste wines and buy. A private event (wedding) meant at least half a dozen security guys prevented even enjoyment of the view - stunning - and rushed ...  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.