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Rippon Vineyard

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Breath Taking

Couldn’t wait to visit for the second time! Wine tasting an awesome experience the new seasonal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CapriceT7
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Okay wines with a beautiful view

Beautiful view, but the wine was only okay. We ended up purchasing the Riesling, but overall it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not love the wines, but that is a matter of personal taste. They execute their wines very well and their tasting room staff is warm and friendly. What makes this a MUST SEE is the absolutely stunning views of Mt. Aspiring and Lake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A decidedly diplomatic review ... thank you. We do recognise not all wines suit all palates and are delighted to know that although you weren't partial to the wines themselves, you still found pleasure in the the experience. Much appreciated. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter had been to a wedding here earlier in the year and then we saw it featured on Travel Guides TV Show. The views from the Rippon Vineyard are magnificent and we chose a fine sunny day to pay a visit on our Queenstown...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diana M
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Diana - Thanks for the amazing review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, even if we couldn't fulfill your entire expectation of also providing food. Travel well and always drink good wine! Sante.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Lovely to hear that you were able to spend some time with us, even if the wines weren't to your liking. Here's hoping you found something to delight your palate elsewhere in Central Otago ... it's...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

The winery is on a small hill overlooking Lake Wanaka, so the views are lovely and the space is pretty nice. However, the person running our tasting wasn't very friendly and bordered on rude. The 5 wines we tried were all mediocre but kind of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

This is definitely not the ilk of review we enjoy, but it is good nonetheless to hear about all experiences in our Cellar Door. Thank you for taking the time to express your views. I am sorry you found your visit to be below expectation....More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The views from here were just beautiful! The wine tasting was great & very informative. We really enjoyed our time at the winery.More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daralilani
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello and thanks for the lovely review! We've been enjoying a magical spring so far, bar a couple shivers of frost. So glad you had the chance to come and spend some of your time with us. Hoping the rest of your holiday has been...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Go for the wine tasting but stay for the views. Wow, what an incredible view from grounds and inside the winery. Went for the free wine tasting and enjoyed sampling the wines. The views of Lake Wanaka will amaze you.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Craig-World-Travelle
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

High praise indeed from a 'World Traveller' ...! Thank you, for the visit an the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time on our farm. Lake Wanaka has been truly spectacular so far this spring.

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Marilia R
6 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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