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Rippon Vineyard

246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8084
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Most beautiful view in Wanaka!!

Such a gorgeous vineyard with helpful, informative staff, lovely share platters and wine. In... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bendigo, Australia
via mobile
Gorgeous location

This is the most beautiful vineyard we have ever been to. The wine tasting proved that all of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erik R
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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” (46 reviews)
“tasting room” (18 reviews)
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246 Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8084
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous vineyard with helpful, informative staff, lovely share platters and wine. In summer, the hills are covered with California poppies.. I’ve visited twice and can’t wait to return to Wanaka!

Thank jozabella
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the most beautiful vineyard we have ever been to. The wine tasting proved that all of their wines are fantastic, though we were quite disappointed that we couldn't enjoy the gorgeous location while sipping a glass of wine. We bought a bottle to...More

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went with 2 daughters 19 and 23. This is the first and only time we were refused alcohol in NZ. It's wine tasting not a boozy afternoon with a bunch of young lunatics. They had to leave the wine tasting and my wife and...More

Thank davidtwiggs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This vineyard is gorgeous, we walked from town round the lake in about 15-20 minutes! You can also stop to see the famous tree on the way! The views from the gardens are epic and the best part was that the tasting was a contribution...More

Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tasting wine, very knowledgeable staff. Wonderful views. Well worth the visit. Thank you .............

Thank judemd2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were lovely but we found the place smaller than expected and nothing happening except some orchestrated wine tasting. Don’t expect food, tapas or normal winery vibes, it’s not here. If walking the lake track - the walk up would be strenuous on most...More

Thank Fish096
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location can't be beat, it is on a hill overlooking the lake and mountains. It is gorgeous. The tasting can definitely be improved. The wine experts that were in charge of the tasting were great, they were very informative and helpful. The tasting itself...More

Thank Robert912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a lovely free tasting! Friendly, chatty and welcoming staff and spectacular views! It was a nice way to fill in the afternoon. No bookings required for couples. No food is available there, so make sure you eat beforehand!

Thank AshLister
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private wine tasting with Helen - she was really easy to chat to and knew so much about the wines and the way that the vineyard operated as well. The views from the vineyard are some of the best I saw in...More

Thank rosew704
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a wine tasting (we hadn't booked as there were just the two of us) to be told there would be an 8 - 10 minute wait as the lady had already started a wine tasting with a group of 8. No problem,...More

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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
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
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