Author: Rippon Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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For more information call us on 334 8084 or email info@rippon.co.nz. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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'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 laura@rippon.co.nz

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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 laura@rippon.co.nz to book your place.


2014 Great Autumn Apple Drive at The Rippon Hall

The Great Autumn Apple Drive- organised by Local Food Wanaka- is back once again at The Rippon Hall on Saturday 12th April, from 10am.
A apple-packed community day where Wanaka apples are made into chutney, sauce, juice and cider using as many hands as possible.
For more details go to www.localfoodwanaka.wordpress.com/2014-great-autumn-apple-drive

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