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Rippon Vineyard

246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8084
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Beautiful Location!

We took a day trip to Wanaka from Queenstown to visit a few wineries, and Rippon was my favorite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aint_Life_Great
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Athens, Alabama, USA
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very good

Loved the wine tasting and tour by the young Hamish but what is really fantastic are the views from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vickicork
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Tampa, Florida
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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 a restaurant onsite, nor are picnics allowed. For groups of more than 6 people, we ask that you call ahead to ensure that we are able to accommodate you for a tasting. We look forward to seeing you at the vineyard when you are in Wanaka!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting room” (17 reviews)
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246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 8084
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip to Wanaka from Queenstown to visit a few wineries, and Rippon was my favorite. This is a family winery owned by several generations. The property is gorgeous - sweeping views of the lake and mountains. We sampled several of their...More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it's always great to know when people have enjoyed their time on the farm. I hope you had a great day in Wanaka, it is well worth the trip over the hill; here's hoping we see you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the wine tasting and tour by the young Hamish but what is really fantastic are the views from the winery

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the visit and review. Great to hear you enjoyed the tasting with Hamish. We had a fabulous summer team. Come back for a visit and tasting this winter if you can to meet the new team and taste our new vintages!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The location of this winery is second to none. Spectacular scenery of lake wanaka and surrounding mountains. The wines are of high quality and the service was personalised and friendly enough. It is worth a trip when in wanaka.More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As a family vineyard, we endeavour to keep all our tastings and experiences as personalised as possible. Thank you for coming to visit. Great to hear you enjoyed the wines. Within this biodynamic system, we each ... cows, vines, chickens, humans and bees ... do...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I'm not a wine drinker but this place is lovely. Vineyards are vast & amazing. Beautiful surroundings. You're welcomed with genuine staff. After a look around at your pace you then have a free wine tasting session. Girls are very knowledgeable, even if you don't...More

Thank Lorna Jane G
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Whilst wine-growing is definitely our focus here, it is great to hear that those not interested in our craft can also find benefit from time spent at Rippon. It is truly a remarkable place ... thank for your visit and sharing the word.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Rippon is without a doubt the most beautiful setting for a vineyard that I've ever seen, with vines extending up from the shore of Lake Wanaka into the hills surrounding the winery building. Access is possible from the road by car, or by walking along...More

Thank Michael G
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Michael - Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time here with us. As a clarification though, we do not require any payment for wine tastings in our Cellar Door. Instead, we have a 'pot of love'...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

They offer free wine tastings with no need to book. Our wine tasting was extremely interesting/informative and all the wines were fantastic, the staff were very friendly and accomodating. The views from the vineyard are breathtaking and I would recommend this place as a must...More

Thank sarwilsar
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

What a fabulous and succinct review ... thank you! Great to hear you enjoyed your time and experience here at the farm.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

A lovely experience with fantastic views and an enjoyable wine tasting experience. Highly recommend. A must do in Wanaka ! We also enjoyed the wine.More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time in your holiday to come up for a visit and wine tasting. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. Do let us know if you would like to find or receive Rippon wines in your home country. We have...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful view! The wine tasting is free and very educational. Their wines are also very good. We drove but it is very walkable from Wanaka.More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Joel - Thanks for the visit and taking the time to write a review. On a fine day, there are few better things than walking the 45 minutes from town up to our Cellar Door for a refreshing tasting of a few wines. I...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Spectacular views amidst a tranquil setting, this was a nice way to spend some time tasting local produce. This location had been passed to us as a recommendation within the area by a local hosteller. The wines, although delicious, were not to our palates, but...More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

What a delightful and objective review ... thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed the experience if not the wines. It is true though ... there may be a wine for every palate but not every one suits all. Thank you for coming up for a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We attended a nephew's wedding . The venue ,enhanced by the incredible mountain ,glacial and lake views mesmerised the couple on their first visit . As a result they decided to take their wedded vows in one of the most romantic amphitheatres in the world....More

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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Ahhh ... we love dreams. This vineyard was once a dream Rolfe had ... now it's a reality we can all enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your time here with us.

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Marilia R
6 March 2018|
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Response from John G | 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
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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
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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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