01 Nov Stonecroft, Reserve, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay 2013
Stonecroft founder, Allan Limmer was the founding father of Syrah in New Zealand after establishing the country’s first commercial vineyard in 1982, so it is fitting that a Stonecroft wine won an Outstanding rating here. Limmer was also an early pioneer and tireless promoter of the Gimblett Gravels sub-region. He has retired now but new owners Dermot McCollum and Andria Monin continue a tradition of making high-quality, hand-crafted wines from the winery’s excellent vineyard site.
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