Wanaka, New Zealand based Rippon Vineyard and Winery, as well as two other New Zealand based winemakers, have made it on Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Tasting list.
The winter issue of Wine & Spirits (USA) also recognized Rippon and its winemaker, Nick Mills, for creating excitement for New Zealand wine in the US.
Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Tasting Event honors wineries from around the world with the best overall performances in Wine & Spirits tastings throughout the year.
In addition to Rippon, two other New Zealand wineries, Central Otago’s Felton Road and Marlborough’s Saint Clair, made it to the magazine’s list.
Wanaka is a hidden gem on Lake Wanaka in the Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, about a hour’s drive from Queenstown. The town is known for its spectacular lake and mountain views, friendly residents, boutique vineyards, festivals and extensive outdoor and winter sports options – from skiing in winter to relaxing walks along the lake in summer.
Include a stay in Wanaka on your vacation to New Zealand to sample some of Rippon’s renowned wines from its spectacular hill side location.