Stonyridge Vineyard is a world-renowned Cabernet-blend winegrower, located on the beautiful island of Waiheke, near Auckland, New Zealand. They are dedicated to producing the finest Cabernet blends in the world (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, combining traditional winemaking with meticulous organic viticulture.
Stonyridge is located in a gently north-facing valley, 1 km from both Onetangi Beach to the north and Putiki Bay to the south. It is sheltered from the cold southwesterly winds by Stonyridge, a long ridge running from one coast to the other. Their viticulture is meticulous, with at least 5 full-time staff working in their 6-hectare vineyard throughout the year. They select the finest clones and graft them onto the best low-vigour rootstocks they can find.
The Stonyridge flagship wine ‘Larose’, is one of the top Bordeaux-style reds in the world, ‘Pilgrim’ a Rhone-style red is New Zealand’s first Rhone Ranger wine and “Luna Negra” their “Black Moon” a straight Malbec from vines cropped low on a steep northeast-facing slope. Their other range “Fallen Angel” is made up of wines from the Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago regions. Apart from the five Bordeaux grapes, they are also doing trials with many other grape varieties.