About this listing
4 k's from Wanaka on the famous Rippon Vineyard. A choice of rooms, either one with a double bed or the other with two single beds, crisp linen sheets and goosedown duvets. Each have amazing views of the vineyard, lake and mountains. Peaceful and luxurious.
if you want an experience in a house with a 100 year old family history in the area then the homestead on the famous Rippon Vineyard is a unique place to stay. It has been noted many times that the vineyard is the most photographed in the world. The Mills family celebrated 100 years on the property last year and 30 years of winemaking. It is one of the pioneer vineyards in Central Otago. Breakfast included is all homemade and organic. Fresh bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, choice of jams mainly from the orchard and garden and marmalade, freshly ground coffee or a choice of speciality teas.
There is a bathroom exclusively for the guest room. The living areas are available to enjoy. Wifi access.
Interaction with Guests
There is so much to discover in the area. the house is a wonderful refuge to return to at the end of an exhausting day walking, cycling, mountain climbing, water ski-ing or sitting meditating at the edge of the lake. If Guests wish to dine at the homestead it is an option which can be negotiated on arrival.
The house is in the country. Not far from the village but too far to walk for dinner, it is necessary to drive. There are amazing restaurants in the village for whatever one' particular tastes are, pizza, fine dining, international flavours or a fusion. There are two movie theatres one very quirky and the other very luxurious, at both one is able to take a glass of wine into the theatre
no public transport but the taxis aren't expensive, about $20 into the village. About a 30 minute walk to the village
Other Things to Note
Wine tasting at the vineyard tasting room, bio-dynamic vineyard and winery, check out our website (website hidden)
opening hours summer 11.00am - 5.00pm
Smoking outside. We wish our guests to please respect the environment with the use of water. Everything is recycled. The sewerage is into a septic tank and there are waste bins in the bathrooms.
Although this is the homestead on the vineyard wine is not provided nor is it for sale at the house. If one wishes to have an aperitif, bring a bottle! Lois is a very relaxed person and just wishes that her house guests enjoy themselves and feel at home.