Rippon define themselves as “culturing a happy land and happy people for over one hundred years; growing happy wines since 1982”.

What style do you think characterises the pinot of your region?
Schistous precision. Schist. Precision. Yum. Luminosity. Smoking hot winegrowers.

Tell us three things we need to know about your region.

  1. It has the best dressed winegrowers in NZ
  2. Schist. Lots of schist. We love schist, ja.
  3. Lakes, mountains, wine. ‘Nuff said.

What’s the one thing we simply must do in your region?
If we told you, we’d have to kill you. A bottle of wine and a cheeky takeaway on Penrith Beach at sunset is pretty hard to beat, though.

If not you, who else should people try?
Maude. More Wanaka goodness in a glass.

When no one is watching, you drink…
Chia seeds, citrus and water, God help me.

Your pinots are best for…
Digestion, erection, conception.

Your pinots are best paired with…
Twins.

What year was your first pinot noir vintage and what song best represents it?
My first year was 1989. It’s best summed up by THE FRONT LAWN: How you doing?

What are you listening to when you’re drinking pinot?

What song should we listen to when driving to the winery?

What song should we listen to when driving away and onto the next one?

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