Past Events

'A Pig in a Day' returns to The Rippon Hall this July

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We're thrilled to invite the team from Preserved back this July to share their passion for charcuterie and salumi, the art of salting, brining and curing, meat.

Traditional methods of creating food are seeing a rise in popularity. One of these traditions is nearly as old as time itself, the process, and for many the ritual, of taking the humble pig and transforming it into prosciutto, salami, chorizo, pancetta, bacon and more. A skill that Preserved, a low-tech, high-charm cook school in Canterbury, has seen over the last three years attract everyone from hunters and foodies to home cooks and chefs- and our Wanaka bunch loved it!

The school is family run, with workshops being taught by Anna Mahy. Anna manages to demystify and simplify her craft, drawing you in with her stories, inspiring you with her ?can do? attitude and tempting you with her sweet and salty aged prosciutto.

So the salami?s have been hand-crafted and are curing, and the prosciutto is swinging in the breeze ready for a weekend of workshops planned for this July 12th and 13th.

Anna will take the students through how to make prosciutto, wet and dry cured bacon, chorizo and salami. Everyone will be fully hands on creating their own signature sausages (which you get to take home). A home-cooked lunch with Rippon wine and a booklet with all the info is included.

Workshops are happening at The Rippon Hall, Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka from 10am ? 3.30pm on Saturday 12th July and Sunday 13th July. Tickets cost $195pp, for further information or to book in please contact Laura at The Rippon Hall on (03) 443 8084 or email

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Beginners' breadmaking at The Rippon Hall

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Beginners? Bread-making Workshop at The Rippon Hall, Saturday 31st May, 2-5pm

Wanaka?s much loved The People?s Bread are bringing their skills to The Rippon Hall for an afternoon beginners? bread-making workshop.

Learn how to make your own basic artisan dough: the ingredients, different types of yeasts, kneading techniques and ways to bake baguettes, fougasse, buns, loaves and boules.

Take home your own baked goods, information on what you learned and the confidence to bake bread to your heart?s content!

There are only 8 spots on this workshop at $95pp, so call The Rippon Hall on 03443 8084 or email to book your place.