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Stonecroft is a small, family owned winery making organic Gimblett Gravels wines in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The owners are Dermot McCollum and Andria Monin, who live on the Roy’s Hill vineyard with their two children Emer and Oscar, plus Jasper the cat and Stanley the chocolate lab.

At Stonecroft, we seek to express through our wines the unique character of our vineyards and each vintage. We seek to make wines which are intense,  elegant and fruit-driven, but capable of significant bottle development. The ability of our wines to improve in bottle has been demonstrated over more than 30 years, with many of the early examples still drinking well. Our total production is very small; with around 3000 cases produced annually over a number of varieties. Both the vineyards and the winery are certified organic.

Dermot McCollum

Viticulturalist and Winemaker

Dermot is originally from Ireland and has a background in chemical engineering. He gained a Certificate in Viticulture and Winemaking at Tairāwhiti Polytechnic in Gisborne, after undertaking WSET wines and spirits courses in London. Prior to taking over at Stonecroft, Dermot completed vintages in Burgundy and Hawke’s Bay and also worked at vineyards on Waiheke Island.

Andria Monin

Business Development and Sales

Andria Monin is a New Zealander who returned to New Zealand in 2008 after spending a ten years in London. Andria holds a WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits and is a qualified lawyer in New Zealand and England.