Rippon: the land, the people, the wines With winemaker Nick Mills Tuesday 16 March, 6pm, $40 per person
Rippon's vines are situated in an idyllic spot on the shores of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago on a farm that has been cared for by four generations of the Mills family since 1912. Rolfe and Lois Mills planted Rippon's first experimental vines in the 1970s and, with that, helped pave the way for the Central Otago region as we know it today.
The site really is something special. Its close proximity to the Main Divide range of the mountains in the Southern Alps that separates west and east coasts, and the huge body of water that is Lake Wanaka offer a relatively temperate climate compared to the rest of Central Otago. The soil is a mineral rich tapestry of schist and quartzite deposited as glacial moraines, coarse layered gravels, ancient lake bed clays and wind blown loess. Biodynamic farming and vines on their own roots, deep in these schist soils, create wines that speak of this remarkable farm.
Join winemaker Nick Mills as he takes us through the current releases and the 2012 Rippon Pinot Noir library release, whilst sharing the amazing Rippon story and his thoughts on how, through winegrowing, we maintain a connection to place over time.
Here's the line-up...
Rippon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Rippon “Rippon” Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2017
Rippon “Emma’s Block” Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2017
Rippon “Tinker’s Field” Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2017
Rippon “Rippon” Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2012
Rippon “Jeunesse” Young Vine Riesling 2020
Rippon “Rippon” Mature Vine Riesling 2019
Rippon Gewurztraminer 2019
At Regional Wines, Beers and Spirits - 15 Ellice Street, Wellington 6011.
Cancellations must be made no later than 48hrs in advance.
If sold out - please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist.
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