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Rippon Vineyard

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One of the most beautiful views in the world

Our daughter had been to a wedding here earlier in the year and then we saw it featured on Travel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diana M
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Sydney, Australia
Stunning views

The views from here were just beautiful! The wine tasting was great & very informative. We really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daralilani
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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 2 days 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

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank jsilverman83
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Daralilani
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Craig-World-Travelle
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

The view is simply astounding, and the wines are very nice too. Its within easy reach of Wanaka and well worth a visit. Charge your camera!

Thank Rossco72
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

A most excellent review, Rossco ... cheers! Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you come back for another visit next time you're in the area. We are likely to be tasting some new vintages by Christmas!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The location is beautiful overlooking the lake and snow-capped mountains. I recommend taking the easy walk from Wanaka along the lake to get there. Some excellent wines and friendly informative staff.More

Thank PeterE5
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Peter - Sounds like you had superb weather on the day of your visit. It is indeed a lovely walk around the lake from town. Many of our staff walk in daily. Nice also to hear you enjoyed the wines. If you're keen to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A short drive around the lake with awesome postcard photo opportunities. Free tastings however we weren’t a fan of the wines unfortunately. No food available so not like most wineries where you can purchase a bottle with some cheese and take in the atmosphere. The...More

Thank Desley M
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Desley - Cheers for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed the experience, if not the wines. We are firm believers that there is at least one wine to suit anyone's palate here in Central. Here's hoping you found some to enjoy elsewhere through...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived to try some wine and there were 3 people already tasting. We were told to walk around until they had finished? 20 min later we left. This is the fist time 20 odd years of tasting that the host was not willing to...More

Thank Wayne H
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Wayne - I am terribly sorry to hear you had such a poor experience. Not being in the Cellar Door that day, I unfortunately don't have an explanation for you. Making our guests feel welcome and part of our family is something we strive...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Free wine with wonderful staff so nice. The view is fantastic we purchased a few bottles to take back with us.

Thank Anand G
RipponVineyard, Manager at Rippon Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello Anand - Thank you for your visit in July. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Be in touch if you would like information on how to find Rippon wines at home. Cheers!

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Marilia R
5 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
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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