Past Events

Wanaka Medieval Festival

Holy Family Catholic School will bring a slice of medieval life to Wanaka. The tranquil surrounds of the Rippon Hall will be transformed into a medieval village complete with artisan crafts, a knights’ encampment, roving musicians, peddlers and much more.

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There are numerous free demonstrations and hands-on activities on offer, suitable for all ages. Archery, stone carving, wood turning, spinning and weaving, bread making, horsemanship displays and hobby horse jousting, trebuchet (catapult) firing, serfs’ relays, period dancing, costume making and calligraphy workshops, to name just a handful.

Medieval times inspire the fantasy and fiction we all love. Whether you are a re-enactment enthusiast or just want to enjoy a unique family experience come and be enthralled by the bravery of our knights in full armoured combat and captivated by the lilting tunes of plainchant and the skill of period puppeteers with life-sized marionettes. There is something for everyone.
To add to the atmosphere of the day we’d love if you could dress in period costume and join in the opening and closing processions. There is a King’s ransom to be won if you do! Starting at 11am till 4pm! Tickets here


Barnaby Weir & Friends

On 29th October, we are thrilled to have Barnaby Weir join us again at the Rippon Hall for an evening with Barnaby Weir and Friends.

Barnaby is no stranger to Rippon, having played here almost more than any other musician during the years of the Rippon Festival and, more recently, at The Rippon Hall with Anika Moa. Starting at 5pm with DJs before and after the main act, this will be five hours of live music not to be missed.

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Tickets are available now for $55 Food will be available so come early and fill your boots with food, local beverages and outstanding music. More in on theFacebook page


A Labour-Free Afternoon at Rippon

An afternoon of community fun, live music, vineyard tours, good food, wine and vibes.

This Labour-Day Monday join us at Rippon for an afternoon of  community fun with:

  • Music from Robert Glen & DJ Kim Tomlin,
  • Lawn games,
  • Dumplings by TiriTiri Kitchen,
  • Vineyard tours,
  • A compost and biodynamics session,
  • Kids horse rides,
  • Local Food Wanaka seed-swap and a
  • Rippon Bar (NO BYO)

Free entry- just bring a picnic, your family and friends, sunscreen and smiles- and we’ll see you there!

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Wellington Superband The Eggs playing at Rippon

Back bigger and better for another night of egg-celence:

We’re so excited  to bring to Wanaka The Eggs – featuring members of fat Freddys Drop, Rhombus and the The Phoenix Foundation- this is a gig not to be missed!

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There’s large-format wine treats on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and a cash bar.

So dust off the dancing shoes and join the Rippon party of the year!

Call 443 8084 or email info@rippon.co.nz to grab your tickets.

R18, No Door Sales, No BYO.

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The Chef's Tabel Event at The Rippon Hall

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The Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table at the Rippon Hall opens Sunday 10th July and will open every evening from 4pm (3pm on Sunday) for evening dining and Apres-Ski drinks.

What to expect

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, a roaring open fire and a daily changing menu, cooked with locally sourced ingredients. Children’s menu available. Rippon wines by the glass and bottle and beers from Wanaka breweries Sidewinder and Beerworks.

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The Chef’s Table Menu

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Booking details

For bookings, please contact us on 021 084 35 786 or events@rippon.co.nz


Wellington's most eggcelent superband- The Eggs- playing at Rippon on Sunday 26th October

Back bigger and better for another night of eggcelence:

We’re so excited  to bring to Wanaka The Eggs- featuring members of fat Freddys Drop, Rhombus and the The Phoenix Foundation- this is a gig not to be missed!

 

There’s large-format wine treats on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and a cash bar.

So dust off the dancing shoes and join the Rippon party of the year!

Call 443 8084 or email info@rippon.co.nz to grab your tickets.

R18, No Door Sales, No BYO.

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The most fabulous event in town this winter- The Grand Winter Soiree

We’re a little more than excited to announce  that the brilliant The ‘A’ Team Events are throwing Wanaka a fabulous winter party this September- and it’s happening at The Rippon Hall.

September the 5th is set for the date to don your black tie, dancing shoes and air of glitz and glamour.

A Team Winter Soiree

Your ticket includes substantial hours d’oerves created by celebrity chef Bevan Smith of Riverstone Kitchen, live music from the Queenstown Jazz Orchestra Big Band and, of course, delicious Rippon wines!

It’ll be a Winter night to remember, so organise your friends, grab a date and pop into 47Frocks or Structure for men to get your tickets now.


WINED INTO WINTER at Rippon

Sunday 12th July is the perfect opportunity to WINED INTO WINTER- at Rippon.

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There’ll be local wine (of course), beer, dumplings and music. Board games, beanbags and maybe even a marshmallow or two to toast- and of course the fires will be roaring!

From 1-7pm at The Rippon Hall- with free entry.

Come for one or stay all afternoon- see you there.


The world of porky goodness returns for 2015

We’re pleased as pork to announce that for the third consecutive year, renowned cook school, Preserved NZ, are returning to The Rippon Hall for their annual weekend of courses entitled ‘A Pig in a Day’
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Running on both Saturday the 25th and Sunday 26th July from 10am-3pm at The Rippon Hall, the ‘A Pig in a Day’ course allows local food lovers the chance to get involved with a thorough practical demonstration using a free range pig and learn how to make sausages, proscuitto style air-dried hams, brine-cured hams, wet & dry cured bacon, chorizos, salamis & more. The lovely Anna teaches what cuts are best for what, how to make different cures, mincing, casing, hanging aging & smoking.
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A delicious home-cooked lunch is enjoyed with Rippon wine, and followed by a chance to create your own signature sausage in the Rippon kitchen.
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The course costs $220pp and spaces get booked up fast. For more information or to book call Rippon on 443 8084 or email laura@Rippon.co.nz

Bring on the bacon!


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!