An evening with Nick Mills from Rippon Vineyards

by Patrick Sandeman

Nick Mills from Central Otago’s Rippon Vineyards (New Zealand) is one of our favourite winemakers, for lots of reasons.

Not only because he is married to the lovely Jo Mills (who he seduced at the London Wine Trade Fair some years ago), or because he was once a heroic free style skier (and still is, but a little less crazy these days), or perhaps because he is one of the few people who really understands and can explain biodynamics in a way that makes sense (without sounding like some sort of hair shirted madman), but definitely because he makes some of New Zealand’s best and most exciting wines.

If you previously thought that biodynamic viticulture was all about witchcraft and wizardry, Nick will dispel your fears. Most of them at least. And if you think that great Pinot Noir comes only from Burgundy, Nick’s Rippon Mature Vines will broaden your mind.

Join us for a three course dinner in the dining room of The Thomas Cubitt, 44 Elizabeth Street,  SW1W 9PA, and Nick will guide us through his exceptional white wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer), followed by three world class Pinot Noirs, including the single vineyards wines Tinker’s Field and Emma’s Block.

Tickets are £85 per person and limited to only 28 places.

Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

7.15pm for 7.45pm

To book and pay for your tickets please call Colin Patch ( or Emerson Herdman ( on 020 7244 0522

Tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering and no refunds will be made for cancellations.