Ripe Wine Co – Your Central Otago Fine Wines One Stop Shop


Ripe Wine Co is the sister company of the Ripe Wine Festival in Wanaka, a dedicated supplier of fine wines of Central Otago.

Ripe director Nathan White said, "If you can't come to Ripe, we'll bring Ripe to you." The March 2022 event was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, and Nathan organized a virtual tasting event to make up for the disappointment we all had too many times in the past two years. Attendees could enjoy a day of fun interacting with winemakers virtually and sharing with friends in the comfort of their own homes. I co-hosted the virtual tasting with Nathan and seven of Central Otago's finest wineries, tasted a couple of wines with each of the wineries and shared thoughts on the wines. It was an ingenious solution to the setback.

Since the successful first virtual tasting, Ripe Wine Co has offered a monthly virtual tasting experience hosted by winemakers for consumers who purchase wines being presented from www.ripewineco.nz and receive a unique code to access the Ripe Virtual Tasting. The next Virtual Tasting is scheduled for Friday, 26 August, at 6 pm with the Dicey brothers, James & Matt; click here to find out the details to join.

Ripe Wine Co also offers attractive discounts on their Wine Club's Monthly, Quarterly or Bi-Annually subscriptions, and they can also cater to your preference. This is an excellent foolproofed subscription if you are a fan of Central Otago wines.

Below are a few of my recommendations which I recently reviewed.


  • Carrick Organic Josephine Riesling 2021, Central Otago
  • Carrick Organic EBM Chardonnay 2019, Central Otago
  • Maori Point Pinot Gris 2022, Central Otago
  • Maori Point Pinot Noir Rosé 2022, Central Otago
  • Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2021, Central Otago
  • Quartz Reef Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago
  • Misha’s Vineyard The Gallery Gewurztraminer 2020, Central Otago
  • Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

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