A trip to New Zealand would just not be complete without a visit to a winery, and we were fortunate to have Rippon within walking distance. No matter the wine, the view alone is worth the visit.
Is that not incredible? Stunning!
During the tasting we learned that “the winegrowing team’s principal commitment is to the soil. Nurturing a healthy, responsive medium underfoot binds the vines and the people to their land. Biodynamic farming and no irrigation help the vine drive energy into its seed and issue raw material that is capable of fostering wines that are true to their place”.
My favorite of the wines that we tasted was the Pinot Noir. The winery also produces a Sauvignon Blanc, an Osteiner, a Gerwurtztraminer, and an Riesling. Of course, part of the fun of any tasting is the people you are with.
After the tasting, we enjoyed playing with photography,
and hanging out in the Chair for Contemplation.
Finally, with no Designated Driver required, we walked home.