Welcome to Stonyridge
We are located at the same relative latitude as the southern tip of Sicily. Stonyridge is located in a gently north-facing valley on Waiheke Island, an Island well known for the harvest and production of wine.
Today Stonyridge is referred to as “One of the Top Ten Must Visit Wineries in the World” Guardian UK and most recently topped the list for the best Cabernet Merlot in The Age/ Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2013. The Stonyridge Larose 2010 scored 97 points to make it the highest equal scoring red wine in 2013 and finished ahead of all of Australia’s most iconic Cabernet Merlots!
I have seen many new world attempts to emulate the bordeaux method of growing grapes, none more convincing than that of Stephen White at Stonyridge... A vertical tasting did no more than confirm my view that Stephen White is making New Zealand's finest Cabernet-based red wines.
James Halliday, Wine Atlas of Australia and NZ
There’s not really that many special places on the planet that can produce Cabernet to this quality ... wines of true greatness!
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
The vineyard that caused the wine world to wake up to Waiheke, Stonyridge has produced vintages that have been rated among the very best on the planet.
Lonely Planet 2015