Past Events

Wellington Superband The Eggs playing at Rippon

Back bigger and better for another night of egg-celence:

We're so excited? to bring to Wanaka The Eggs - featuring members of fat Freddys Drop, Rhombus and the The Phoenix Foundation- this is a gig not to be missed!


There's large-format wine treats on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and a cash bar.

So dust off the dancing shoes and join the Rippon party of the year!

Call 443 8084 or email to grab your tickets.

R18, No Door Sales,?No BYO.


The Chef's Tabel Event at The Rippon Hall

The Chef's Table


The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table?at the Rippon Hall opens Sunday 10th July and will open every evening from 4pm (3pm on Sunday) for evening dining and Apres-Ski drinks.

What to expect

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, a roaring open fire and a daily changing menu, cooked with locally sourced ingredients. Children's menu available. Rippon wines by the glass and bottle and beers from Wanaka breweries Sidewinder and Beerworks.


The Chef's Table Menu

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Booking details

For bookings, please contact us on 021 084 35 786 or

Wellington's most eggcelent superband- The Eggs- playing at Rippon on Sunday 26th October

Back bigger and better for another night of eggcelence:

We're so excited? to bring to Wanaka The Eggs- featuring members of fat Freddys Drop, Rhombus and the The Phoenix Foundation- this is a gig not to be missed!


There's large-format wine treats on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and a cash bar.

So dust off the dancing shoes and join the Rippon party of the year!

Call 443 8084 or email to grab your tickets.

R18, No Door Sales,?No BYO.


The most fabulous event in town this winter- The Grand Winter Soiree

We're a little more than excited to announce? that the?brilliant The?'A' Team Events are throwing Wanaka a fabulous winter party?this September- and it's happening at The Rippon Hall.

September the 5th is set for the date to don your black tie, dancing shoes and air of glitz and glamour.

A Team Winter Soiree

Your ticket includes substantial hours d'oerves created by celebrity chef Bevan Smith of Riverstone Kitchen, live music from the Queenstown Jazz Orchestra Big Band and, of course,?delicious Rippon wines!

It'll be a Winter night to remember, so organise your friends, grab a date and pop into 47Frocks or Structure for men to get your tickets now.


Sunday 12th July is the perfect opportunity to WINED INTO WINTER- at Rippon.


There'll be local wine (of course), beer, dumplings and music. Board games, beanbags and maybe even a marshmallow or two to?toast- and of course the fires will be?roaring!

From 1-7pm at The Rippon Hall- with free entry.

Come?for one or stay all afternoon- see you there.

The world of porky goodness returns for 2015

We're pleased as pork to announce that for the third consecutive year, renowned cook school, Preserved NZ, are returning to The Rippon Hall for their annual weekend of courses entitled 'A Pig in a Day'
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Running on both Saturday the 25th and Sunday 26th July from 10am-3pm at The Rippon Hall, the 'A Pig in a Day' course allows local food lovers the chance to get involved with a thorough practical demonstration using a free range pig and learn how to make sausages, proscuitto style air-dried hams, brine-cured hams, wet & dry cured bacon, chorizos, salamis & more. The lovely Anna teaches what cuts are best for what, how to make different cures, mincing, casing, hanging aging & smoking.
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A delicious home-cooked lunch is enjoyed with Rippon wine, and followed by a chance to create your own signature sausage in the Rippon kitchen.

The course costs $220pp and spaces get booked up fast. For more information or to book call Rippon on 443 8084 or email

Bring on the bacon!

Rendezvous at Rippon this Sunday

There's a gap in this unseasonably chilly weather on Sunday, and by gosh we're going to make the most if it!

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We're bringing back the Sunday Sessions vibe, and love you to join us.

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There'll be music from Civilian Sol plus friends, horse rides from Timber creek, Kahu Youth cooking up a storm on the bbq and giant lawn games to get competitive over. Plus, of course, Rippon wine tastings and a bar.

So grab your friends, grab a picnic & come and rendezvous with us on Sunday!

Rippon?s Wanaka Birthday Party

Monday 27th October 2014, 12-5pm at the Rippon Cellar Door

Here at Rippon we are gearing up for a weekend of celebrations over Labour Weekend to celebrate the family and team's 100 years on the land and 30 years of winegrowing.


A weekend of wine events is culminating in a community-focused, family day at the Rippon Cellar Door. We?ll be throwing open the doors to The Rippon Hall and inviting the community to come and try the 2012 wine releases, enjoy a picnic overlooking the view and generally have a lovely time.


Throughout the day there will be:

  • Live acoustic music
  • A gourmet BBQ provided by Wanakafest
  • A Rippon bar (no byo alcohol)
  • Horse rides around the vineyard
  • Vineyard tours
  • The Puzzling World Imagination Station
  • Story readings
  • Lawn games
  • Bring your own picnic
  • Tastings of the new Rippon wine releases.


For more information call us on 334 8084 or email We?ll see you on Monday!

The best Popup Restaurant in Wanaka? Popup Dumplings with Tiritiri Kitchen. Full Stop.

This past Friday night was once again Dumplings Night at The Rippon Hall. This was the third time we had invited the brilliant Tiff from Tiritiri Kitchen back to perform her dumpling magic, and she didn?t disappoint.


The Hall was transformed into an impromptu yet casual dining area, complete with roaring log fire, colourful lanterns and Asian tea bits & pieces, all adding to the relaxed vibe.


The menu was too delicious to give it full literary justice here, so instead of a thousand words - here it is (in all its glory):

Dumpling Set Menu

Peanuts in chilli & black vinegar

Laksa soup with prawn & bamboo shoot dumplings.

Eggplant and black vinegar mini buns. 2 pieces

Thai Sago dumplings with mint, garlic oil & chilli served on a lettuce leaf.? 2 piece

Pork and cabbage water dumplings served in tangy dipping sauce. 3 each. Served with sides of mixed greens with oyster ginger sauce, rice & green papaya salad

Steamed ginger puddings served coconut custard and sesame snaps.

Personal favourites include the laksa soup, and Thai Sago dumplings- delivious delicious delicious.


With the relaxed, constant flow of courses and a special Rippon wine list to match,, the evening flowed by, with locals & visitors to Wanaka alike mingling and having a right lovely time.


We love using The Hall for something so special, and food this good is always a treat. The next Popup Dumplings night will be announced soon- so watch for updates, and make sure to book your table!

Tiritiri Kitchen's Popup Dumplings returns to The Hall


Back by popular demand, Tiritiri Kitchen?s Popup Dumpling Restaurant returns to The Rippon Hall this Friday 13th June, from 6.30pm.

This week Tiff is rocking a new menu! To start: a laksa soup with prawn and bamboo shoot dumplings- a fragrant, rich and warming way to start the feast. Followed by five more mouth-watering courses, with a Rippon wine list available to match.

Bookings taken from 6.30pm. Vegetarian options available but must be pre-booked as all dumplings are rolled fresh (with love)! $60pp, contact Tiff on 0274106243 to book your table.