Rippon

Rippon

History

Rippon Vineyard boasts some of New Zealand’s most beautiful vineyard scenery as well as a fascinating origin story. It’s named after Emma Ripon who left behind her native England for a new life in Australia in the 1850s. Several generations later, the family moved to remote Wanaka where they founded a farm. In the 1970s Rolfe Mills was inspired by a trip to Portugal’s Douro Valley to plant some of the first vines in the region, experimenting with a few rows on a steep slope above the family house.

Location

Rippon Vineyard & Winery

246 Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

Interesting Facts

Rolfe’s pioneering efforts have been continued by his son Nick who also happens to be a former Olympic ski champion. Nick worked at many of Burgundy’s top domaines including Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti before returning home to head up winemaking at Rippon. Today the family have 15 hectares of vines predominantly planted to Pinot Noir and Riesling which are farmed organically and biodynamically.

  1. € 41.11 € 41.11 Total
    • 2017
    • 750ml
    • Red
    • 14%
    • Pinot Noir
    • Pinot Noir
    • Rippon
    • Central Otago
    • New Zealand
    Vintage
    2017
    Size
    750ml
    Type
    Red
    Alcohol
    14%
    Varietal
    Pinot Noir
    Grapes
    Pinot Noir
    Winery
    Rippon
    Region
    Central Otago
    Country
    New Zealand
      € 41.11 € 41.11 Total
    • € 24.71 € 24.71 Total
      • 2017
      • 750ml
      • White
      • 13%
      • Riesling
      • Riesling
      • Rippon
      • Central Otago
      • New Zealand
      Vintage
      2017
      Size
      750ml
      Type
      White
      Alcohol
      13%
      Varietal
      Riesling
      Grapes
      Riesling
      Winery
      Rippon
      Region
      Central Otago
      Country
      New Zealand
        € 24.71 € 24.71 Total
      • € 194.72 Regular Price € 208.28 Save € 13.56 (7%) € 194.72 Total
        € 194.72 Regular Price € 208.28 Save € 13.56 (7%) € 194.72 Total
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