Stonecroft is a small, family owned winery in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay. Established in 1982, Stonecroft has the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand. The winery produces only a very small number of bottles, using traditional methods. It is well known for its Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot blends, Zinfandel, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay wines. Pruning and harvesting are carried out by hand. All three vineyards are certified organic and yields are very low. Stonecroft's approach in the winery is one of minimal intervention. The wines are intense, full-bodied, elegant and fruit-driven, but capable of significant bottle development.

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Stonecroft is a very energy efficient operation and the winery design is largely responsible for achieving this. High quality insulation means that heating is only required during the short period while the wines are undergoing malolactic fermentation, using a single small fan heater. Winter cooling is achieved through natural ventilation. In the winery, we have recently installed a small chiller unit for the summer months enabling us to keep the reds at a cool enough temperature so that no addition of sulphur is required. Maximising the use of natural lighting reduces the need for electric lighting. We have no air-conditioning… Continue reading →

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  • Address: 121 Mere Road
    RD 5
    Hastings, 4175
  • Postal: 2352 SH 50
    Roys Hill
    Hastings 4175, Hawkes Bay