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Central Otago, New Zealand

Worlds Best Vineyards Accolades
  • #11 World's Best Vineyard 2023
  • The Best Vineyard in Australasia

The commanding scenery of Lake Wanaka is matched by the high-octane activities that this small town offers: stand-up paddle boarding, jetboating, sky diving, and scaling a 700 metre waterfall by way of the world’s highest via ferrata. You’d be forgiven for needing a drink afterwards so walk the Millenium track along the water to Rippon, a family-run organic and biodynamic winery that led the way for Central Otago’s wines in the 1980s. Tastings are complimentary but must be booked, introducing you to a concise series of single varietal bottlings each conveying its own character. Watch out for seasonal events like pop-up restaurants, jazz and classical music concerts, and the annual cèilidh.

Key Information

  • Opening times

    Weds – Sun: 12:00 – 17:00

  • Signature wine

    Rippon 'Rippon' Mature Vine Pinot Noir

  • Wines produced

    Red, Rosé, White

  • Grape varieties

    Gamay, Gewurztraminer, Osteiner, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

  • Tasting options
  • Cellar door
  • Hidden gems

    Art exhibitions, Celebration and events venue

  • Time from airport

    20 mins from Wānaka Airport, 1 hour 15 mins from Queenstown Airport


246 Wānaka-Mt Aspiring Road, Wānaka, Central Otago, 9181


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