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Rippon, Wanaka

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Winery / Vineyard
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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  • Delicious wines. Super knowledgeable staff. Can't have a glass of wine there due to laws in NZ that if you don't have food you can't serve alcohol which is a huge bummer with these great views. Still ...  more »
  • 5 min drive from Wanaka or about 40 min walk (walk along the lake shore). Can see why it is one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, the view from it is fantastic. Tasted their wines which ar...  more »
  • Was told this vineyward was a must see place and it really is... but.. unlike nearly every other winery I have visited, they do not sell wine by the glass nor can you buy a bottle and drink it there. ...  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.