Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Set lakeside against the rolling blue hills and light blue waters, Rippon Vineyard 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, Gewurztraminer, Osteiner and Gamay. Learn about the history of the wine and this biodynamic vineyard through a wine tasting session led by a knowledgeable guide. Plan to visit Rippon Vineyard during your Wanaka vacation using our convenient Wanaka holiday planning tool.
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  • Absolutely stunning views, food really nice, 2 issues tho , firstly very very poor selection of soft drinks, ordered old fashioned lemonade, ‘ sorry we don’t have any’ ok can I please have a coke...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Lovely room and warm on a cold winter evening, service was attentive and professional. Food was excellent, we had the lamb shoulder which had great flavor and...  more »
  • Nice views but that’s where it ended. Terrible service from staff. Rude & unprofessional. Food & Beverages took too long to arrive. Maude was exceptional over this for anyone looking for a winery.  more »
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  • My husband (woo!) and I recently wed in an intimate ceremony at Rippon Estate, and we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful venue if we tried. Kelcey from Rippon was so lovely and accommodating from the start right through to the day of the wedding. The views were to die for and our photos from the day are more than we could have hoped for with the amazing backdrop. Thank you so much for letting us begin our next chapter at your beautiful vineyard!
  • We recently visited Wanaka and made a quick stop at the Rippon Vineyard. The venue is situated just above the lake, perhaps 10 minutes past ThatWanakaTree if you are on the lakeside walking trail. It is further accessible from the Mt. Aspiring Rd. if you are driving. Opening hours 11-5pm daily. We liked our tasting experience at Rippon. While we didn't find wines here that we were in love with, we enjoyed our brief discussion with the young lady providing the tasting. She did a nice job introducing us to this vineyard and the varies grapes grown here. A further quick mention that the views of lake are impressive from the Rippon Vineyard, perhaps reason enough to visit, even if some in your party are not interested in wine tastings.
  • My wife and I recently visited Rippon Vineyard for a quick stop in. Not having the highest of expectations as we didn't book a reservation prior to coming (not required on particular days), we were pleased to hear they had spots for us in a group for tasting starting in ten minutes. Yes please! Getting ahead of myself, yes the wine was awesome, yes, we bought wine on the way out. The scenery with Lake Wanaka in the background was second to none. But it was the experience and presentation by Jack, our wine expert, who made the difference. Jack was on point with everything. He provided explanations of the wine, grapes, vineyard, region, even going as far to relate the years of harvest to the weather pattern. In addition related this information to popular vineyards around the world and how Rippon Vineyard fit into this mix with their biodynamic culture. If you are going to visit the Wanaka region of New Zealand and are interested in wine tasting, Rippon is the place to go and Jack is the man to tell you why. Thanks so much Jack for an amazing experience. Cheers!
  • We walked there from Wanaka and joined a wine tasting (free of fees, but donations to charities welcome). This was a very nice afternoon. The walk is beautiful (4km one way), the winyard beautiful with great views above the lake, the local staff extremely friendly and the wines tasty. it is great that they work respecting biodiversity. The tasting lasts around 20-30 minutes. You don't need to book it - just go there and wait until the next one starts.
  • Beautiful winery with such fantastic views of lake Wanaka. Family owned winery for 3 generations. I wasn’t the biggest fans of all the wines. The Pinot noir is the most notable

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