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Rippon Vineyard and Winery

Rippon Vineyard and Winery
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246 Mt Aspiring Road, , Wanaka
Tel: (0)3 443 8084
The land on the Western shores of Lake Wanaka upon which Rippon Vineyard and Winery is situated has been in the Mills family now for four generations.

In 1975, Central Otago pioneer wine-growers, Rolfe and Lois Mills, started trialling vines on the land now known as Rippon Vineyard. Today, their children care for the property, farming the land biodynamically, growing and producing wines from their single 15ha vineyard.

With no fertilisers, fungicides and all natural fermentations, the aim is to produce wines that speak of their soils and their surroundings, retaining an absolute respect for the land and the life therein.

Rippon is open to the public for wine tastings and sales and, whilst there is no restaurant, there is a picnic area looking out through the vines to the lake and organic cheese platters are available from the tasting room.

You may also wish to have a round of Golf-cross on Rippon’s 9-hole course, a unique take on golf where oval balls are used in place of round ones, with the target being goals instead of holes ...

Open Hours

Every day July-November 1:30p.m.-5p.m. Every day December-April 11a.m.-5p.m. Groups by appointment only, charges apply.

All Year Available

Closed May and June.


From Wanaka township, follow the road along the lake out of town in the direction of Treble Cone and Mt Aspiring National Park. Approximately 4km from the centre of Wanaka, we are the first farmland on the right and the entry is sign posted.
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