Rippon Mature Vines Wanaka Pinot Noir
Today’s wine industry in Central Otago wine industry is due to the pioneering efforts of the Mills family. They were among the first settlers in this sparse section of the valley and they have made Wanaka their home for five generations. In 1975, Rolfe Mills planted Otago’s first vines, over 20 varietals to see what might work. Otago’s fame as a pinot noir region is thanks to the family’s vision.