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Rippon, Wanaka
(4.6/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Great tasting, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Really good to talk to about the wine without it being poncey. Enjoy the tasting, buy a bottle, get a cheese platter and then sit by the lake with a br...  more »
  • Rippon is accessible by foot from Wanaka. You can walk along the road or along the lake. Wine tasting was enjoyable and informative. Wines are of a consistent high standard. Platters are available for...  more »
  • We had a walk at the Wanaka lake and followed the signs to the cellar door of this wine house. They offered a tasting of 6 different wines who we're all very tasty. The winery is completely bio-dynami...  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.