Rippon Vineyard & Cellar Door

On the western shores of Lake Wanaka is the locally owned Rippon Vineyard.

Rippon Vineyard at night

This special place is owned and operated by the Mills family, fourth generation farmers on the land. The vineyard has been run organically since it’s inception in 1975 and produces Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay and Osteiner.

Located literally a stones throw from the waters of Lake Wanaka, Rippon is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. The cellar door is open daily (closed May and June) for wine tasting and can be found by foot or short drive from Wanaka township. Adjoining the cellar door is The Rippon Hall, one of the region’s most unique events venue, home to all manner of celebrations, weddings, workshops and arts, all set amongst the stunning vineyard setting.

Additional to it’s exquisite wine, Rippon is well-known for the hosting of the bi-annual music festival, Rippon Fest.