NZ profiles - Rippon
In this week leading up to the Master of Wine exams, we continue this series of relatively technical profiles of leading New Zealand wine producers of particular interest to Monty Waldin, author of Monty Waldin's Biodynamic Wine Guide 2011 (sold via www.lulu.com ). Rippon vineyard overlooks Lake Wanaka in Central Otago and is often described as the world's most scenic vineyard, as the picture below from their website attests. There are 15 ha of mainly Pinot Noir vines run by Nick Mills, his two sisters Charlie and Sarah and their mother Lois. Her late husband Rolfe planted the first vines here in 1974 having seen...
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