Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka, New Zealand is the “most photographed vineyard in the world” according to locals.
It’s not hard to see why everyone takes this photo (or a similar photo) when visiting.
Close to Queenstown and the more well-known Gibbston Valley is Wanaka.
For the more active or travelers, you can enjoy a scenic walk to the winery on a path beside the lake. The lake path is less direct and takes about an hour to walk (but depends on where you are starting in town). Consider renting a bike while you are in the area.
The tasting room is situated on top of a hill that overlooks the vineyards and Lake Wanaka.
The building is new but simple. The straight-forward modern style building does not distract you from the scenery.
You do not need an extravagant building when you have these views.
Rippon Vineyard is located in the Central Otego wine region.
Central Otego is known for its Pinot Noirs. If you need a break from the pinots, the region also produces delicious pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay, shiraz and dessert and sparkling wines.
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