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Rippon Vineyard

246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8084
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Highly recommended

We decided to spent the afternoon in Rippon Wineyard (no restaurants on site!) when we have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santiago, Chile
Amazing view and winetasting

You really should go there when in Wanaka if only for the view but the winetasting is also great... read more

Reviewed 2 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 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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“wine tasting” (42 reviews)
“tasting room” (18 reviews)
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246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spent the afternoon in Rippon Wineyard (no restaurants on site!) when we have a lovely talk with guide that last about one hour. This is a very small vineyard and you don't visit it nor the winery. This is more about listening...More

Thank Martyna75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really should go there when in Wanaka if only for the view but the winetasting is also great, people are super friendly!

Thank carolinesP7606IZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and walked to the vineyard. The views are dramatic, the wine is excellent and the tasting explanation given by the staff member was well done. Nothing more to be said!

Thank Helot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you see a picture of the wineries in the Otago/Queenstown region you almost always see Rippon. It's simply beautiful and worth a visit even if the cellar door isn't open.

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rippon is located on a beautiful piece of land, conveniently just outside Wanaka's town centre. The building was gorgeous, and of course, the views were gorgeous. We enjoyed our wine tasting which was presented with a lot of local and wine knowledge. We were sad...More

Thank JLinnane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this winery on the way up from Queenstown to Mt. Cook, upon the recommendation of Food & Wine magazine. As other reviewers have said, you cannot beat the amazing view from the tasting room. What a great place to sit back with some...More

Thank avidreaderatl
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Very informative tasting which was free. Bought a bottle of pinot noir to bring home and cellar. View from winery over the Vineyard and the lake was amazing.

Thank yatesy82
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing view breathtaking. Near from the town 10 mins drive. It is Spring in October so it had beautiful flowers on the hill also. Highly recommend its a must visit in Wanaka

Thank Jongchun P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We have been here several times before to bring our friends with delight.....this time around was very disappointing.... customer service was a little poor!!! You can't drink wine on the premises anymore, you can taste it though, and no more cheese and biscuits or any...More

3  Thank Suziewong77
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Suzie - It is a worry and I am very sorry to hear you received poor customer service on your most recent visit. We take much pride in what we do here ... wine-growing and customer service alike. Unfortunately food and platters were detracting...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Yes the wine tasting is free but a donation would be nice for the nice tasting wine & knowledge! We ended up getting the pinot noir. sauvignon blanc & riesling! There was this german wine which i won’t attempt trying to spell but it was...More

Thank Baldwin C
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Baldwin - Stunning review, cheers! Great to hear you enjoyed a few of our varieties. For views and wine-growing, Rippon is an incredibly unique place ... fantastic to hear you share that opinion. Please come back and see us again when you can!

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12 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure but try the rippon vineyard website
3 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
7 February 2016|
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Response from helena g | Reviewed this property |
There was a mixed cheese platter with biscuits, I think it was about $18. We didn't have it- but Matt who did our tasting prepared it from pre-wrapped slices of cheese while he was talking to us. It looked very basic. The... More