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Rippon, Wanaka
(4.6/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Lovely vineyard in a really beautiful setting, great place to drop in for a free tasting (donation request) and to enjoy the view. Easily accessible from wanaka town. We tasted 6 of their wines includ...  more »
  • We took a day off of our hikes to stroll to Rippon. We were not disappointed. Views were spectacular. Wine tasting was lively and taught us a few things about their process. Their Resieling and Pinot ...  more »
  • If one is in Wanaka you must visit the winery. Impressive building and location. Highly motivated and Super competent wine tasting. Wines at a high level with much potential. A memorable visit!
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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.