Rippon Vineyard

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Mature Vine Riesling 2019

Cathy Corison

Diesel and stone fruit. Full body — 4 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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For some reason saying “mature vines” out loud rubs me the wrong way. Do they sell wines from immature vines too?


Pinot Noir 2017

This is structured, backward, and serious. Not even close to ready - reminds me of Rippon in structure. Core of savoury red fruit is shrouded in acid and tannin at present, but balance and integration speak to a great wine in the making. Good in 5 yrs, better in 10. — a year ago


Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Fabulous expression of Gibbston restrained power. More approachable than Gibbston School House or Rippon. Sweeter and what they may become in 8 yrs. Dark inky ruby. Rich, sweet, full bodied with full spectrum of dark fruit. Very expressive. A tad over-extracted. Fruit and dark spice. Deep and serious but also round and generous. Yum! — 4 years ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket


Thomas Brothers' Pinot Noir 2018

Dull ruby. Complex red fruit and oak spice on the nose does not hint at the depths of serious savoury bite and structure on the palate. Intense, tightly packed sour dark cherry, smoky mineral notes. Real energy and power. Reminds me of Rippon. The tannins are present but at one with the savoury oak. This is serious stuff, and would only improve from here. Estate bottling is a great wine but this is up there with the best I have had from NZ (and I’ve had a bit!) Fill your boots!! — 6 months ago

Racquel N
with Racquel

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

The only fun thing happening now is “RIPPING” through my wine cellar. I’m always worried that I leave things too long before I drink it but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with my patience of late. This wine took a few minutes to melt the angular hard edges away revealing a beautiful Pinot noir with complexity and a zesty kick and a long 30 second finish. I bought this wine from Garagiste during the last crisis of 08/09. Timing couldn’t be better. Stay well and healthy! — 3 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A perfect opportunity to drink some fun stuff!

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc

The most mineral and least fruit driven Sauv Blanc tasted. Citrus and mineral dominate, with a bit of austere depth. Even more mineral than Sancerre — 4 years ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Maude Wines

Kids Block Mt Maude Vineyard Pinot Noir

Serious and such a pure expression of site and terroir. Only pinot I’ve had from Wanaka sub-region of Central Otago is Rippon, and I can taste the similarity. Pure strawberry and red cherry cream. With an austere cool climate sourness that is not unpleasant. Good mid palate weight. Silky but chewy. Very very good. — 10 months ago

Racquel N
with Racquel

Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2013


Tight with nose opening up gradually. Some small red fruits and mushroom earthy undertones but very subtle. not like Cali Pinot - but not quite Burgundian either. Definitely needs more time to develop — 4 years ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos du Roy Mercurey 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

With @Clement Leroux - the complexity of the Faiveley outperformed the rippon. Higher acidity but younger, intense blackberry and raspberries, light leather notes and hints of vanilla. I want more! — 4 years ago

Clement Leroux
with Clement