The Huddle

The first and probably most important part of the Rippon day is the morning huddle. With a shake of every hand, looking our colleagues in the eye, we meet outside the tractor shed.

It is the one moment of the day when we are there as a team before dispersing to our various areas on the farm and it is a vital part of the process that keeps the land, team and business working. In these ten minutes or so, we go over the days’ tasks, gauge one another’s mood and bring up anything else that needs discussing: maintenance, wine reviews or the whereabouts of the end of week watering hole.
Passing sommeliers, wine buyers and journalists from around the world join us when they visit and now we would like you to….

The Huddle

The Huddle is our wine programme for those of you who want to keep your cellars well stocked with Rippon wines. In return for an ongoing commitment to purchase a minimum of 12 bottles over every calendar year, you will receive a 20% discount on all orders and free freight within New Zealand. When we have new releases (or cellar releases of older vintages) you’ll be the first to know. We will send out a newsletter with each offering and follow that up with you before selections are made to discuss wines of interest and your own requirements for the season.
Please let us know when you plan to visit Rippon; if we can, we’ll certainly try to arrange a personal wine tasting and vineyard walkabout.

Benefits of being part of The Huddle

• 20% discount on all orders as well as all purchases made through the Cellar Door
• Free freight within New Zealand
• Half price freight to Australia
• Personal wine tasting and walkarounds by appointment
• First option on new release wines
• Priority option on wine events in your area

The nitty gritty

• You must be over 18 years or older to join.
• When signing up for The Huddle you are entering an ongoing commitment to purchase a minimum of 12 bottles over every twelve month period.
• Australian members will receive discounted freight on all shipments of 12 bottles or more when signing up to an ongoing commitment to purchasing Rippon wines.
• Your contact and credit card details will be kept securely on file by us unless alternative payment arrangements have been made.
• Newsletters will be sent out twice yearly, unless in extraordinary circumstances, in autumn and spring. This will be followed up with an email or phone call over the following weeks to check in on your requirements.
• Payment will be taken as soon as your order is placed.

• Your 20% discount cannot be applied to any other promotional discounts we might be offering.
• You may also use your 20% discount at our Cellar Door for additional purchases.
• Overseas members (excluding Australia) may join but full overseas freight also will be charged.
• Membership can be cancelled at any time in writing. All details will be removed from file and securely destroyed.

Alternatively, join our mailing list and keep up to date on all things Rippon. Existing mail order customers will receive a 10% discount on wine purchases and at our Cellar Door. You will also receive free freight within New Zealand.



Sign Up to The Huddle