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Michael Cooper has published his Buyer's Guide 2017 and has included our Reserve Syrah on his list of classic New Zealand wines. Our Old Vine Gewurztraminer has also been mentioned as a Potential Classic....

Air New Zealand has produced a Fine Wines of New Zealand list of just under 50 New Zealand wines for their business class customers. We were delighted to see our 2015 Gewurztraminer included as one of only two Gewurztraminers on this list. The wines were...

Dr. Gerald Atkinson has written a very interesting article on where New Zealand Syrah came from and in particular the heritage of the oldest Syrah vines which are Stonecroft. The vines came via Australia and have proved to be a great source for New Zealand's...

The November issue of Decanter Magazine has rated our Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah 2013 as one of only five 'Outstanding' NZ Syrahs in their recent NZ Syrah panel blind tasting. 68 wines were tasted. The average score given to it by the panel was 18.75...

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Gewürztraminer 2015 $25 This organically produced wine is golden and glossy in the glass and absolutely heaves with heady spices, musky pot pourri and Turkish delight aromas. On the palate it’s defiantly dry, boasting a touch of flinty, mineral and ginger-edged heat, layers of...

Three Hawke's Bay winemakers have been adjudged by Master of Wine Bob Campbell to be among eight winemakers throughout the country he describes as "on the rise". Mr Campbell has produced a feature article for the upcoming issue of the international magazine Gourmet Wine Traveller where...

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...

It's now two and a half years since the fruit of the 2013 New Zealand vintage was harvested and immediately declared a rare gift from Bacchus. I'm still tasting 2013 wines for the first time, most of these being top shelf releases that have been given...