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Rippon Vineyard

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
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Most fantastic views of Lake Wanaka

Attended a family wedding at Rippon and the service was out of this world! Food and staff were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Exploration263689
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Cork, Ireland
via mobile
Wow, what a view!

And lovely service too. A great end to our day in Wanaka. Amazing location. Enjoyed the wine an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DeeJay316
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Wellington, New Zealand
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On the shores of Lake Wanaka, Rippon has been farmed by the Mills family for 4 generations. Our vineyard Cellar Door offers tastings of a selection of wines all grown and produced on our Demeter-certified biodynamic lakeside vineyard. We do not have...more
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246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended a family wedding at Rippon and the service was out of this world! Food and staff were fantastic and so friendly,I don’t drink wine so I’m afraid I gave this a miss however I heard it was getting favorable comments from the other guests....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Exploration263689
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vineyard is set on a beautiful site overlooking Lake Wanaka with stunning views. We had the chance to try a few wines, which were nice but not outstanding. We both actually thought that the Osteiner was quite interestingly different so we did buy a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful site, providing beautiful views overlooking Lake Wanada. A chance to taste five different eco- wines - none wildly exciting, both certainly worthwhile drinking. It was very busy when we were there, with some rather inaudible attempts to run two lots of tastings and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And lovely service too. A great end to our day in Wanaka. Amazing location. Enjoyed the wine an hearing about Rippon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeeJay316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great wine and a seriously stunning view over lake Wanaka to top if off. Well worth a trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GradyNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a spectacular location atop a mountain overlooking Lake Wanada and having heard about the wines, we expected Rippon to be a good experience. Instead, we were welcomed by a young lady who didn’t care if we were there or not, ignored us and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t wait to visit for the second time! Wine tasting an awesome experience the new seasonal staff had been trained well. Just can’t get enough of your Pinot Noir! Ordering online no issues Jo is so obliging! A shame we couldn’t stay for husbands birthday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CapriceT7
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Beautiful view, but the wine was only okay. We ended up purchasing the Riesling, but overall it was an okay winery capitalizing on the view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MTPtravelsUSA
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

All palates and opinions are unique, and we appreciate them all. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 18 November 2018

Tried Osteiner white wine here and never had it before! Bought a case to bring home! What a beautiful setting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline B
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Ahhh ... the Osteiner ... my favourite summer thirst quencher! Fantastic to hear she's got another new fan out there. The 2018 vintage is truly spectacular. Good to hear you are taking some home with you. Enjoy!

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Outstanding location. Friendly staff, generous range of wines offered and well presented. Requesting a charitable donation for local groups rather than a fee was a v nice touch. The view is the best of the lake I managed to capture and walk up is v...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Many of our staff walk to work each day ... no matter how many times we do it, it never fails to impress. Great to hear you enjoyed a similar experience. Thanks for the lovely review. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Cheers

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Marilia R
5 March 2018|
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Response from jgjgjg2468 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they don't have any food available but you could bring some picnic fare from town and sit up there with a bottle of your favourite Rippon wine looking out on a stunning scene. No tasting bookings appear necessary... More
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julianadca
13 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure but try the rippon vineyard website
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Rudy28
4 July 2016|
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Response from 108alistairj | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveler, Not sure I can answer that question as I'm based in UK. Rippon wine farm is beautiful but has not got a restaurant and if it is cold unlikely to have a warm spot. I believe Wanaka gets very cold over the... More
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