Our Wines

Viognier 2023


We planted the Viognier in 2010 at our warmest vineyard (at the base of Roy’s Hill), shortly after we took over at Stonecroft.  The vines are now coming in to their own resulting in some great flavours and aromatics from the grapes. It’s a dry style of Viognier, using similar winemaking methods as those employed for our Chardonnays.

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Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: Delicate apricot notes on the bouquet with floral notes.
Palate: This vintage has apricot and honey flavours. It’s a dry style, with a weighty texture and a long length. It is a single vineyard wine. Suitable for vegans.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Variety: Viognier.
Harvest: Hand harvested 5th April 2023.
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French oak for 6 months, stirred twice a week while in barrel.
Bottled: 10th October 2023.
Analysis: Alc 13.5%/vol.
Closure: BVS.
Fining: Fined with pea protein.
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

94 points. Creamy-textured wine with apricot/stone fruit, ginger, vanilla and subtle spicy oak. Weighty wine with intense varietal flavours that linger tantalisingly after the wine has been swallowed.

Bob Campbell


93 Points Excellent. Complex and fragrant, aromas of apricots and peaches, there’s a natural fruits spice quality and mineral scents of clay stone. Delicious on the palate with a silky cream texture that touches first, near full-bodied with warming alcohol and core fruit building mouthfeel. Moderate+ acidity with fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet, fine tannins and excellent back palate phenolics. Lengthy and well made with best drinking from early 2024 through 2029.

Cameron Douglas


Certified organic, the 2023 vintage (4.5*) has strong personality. Estate-grown and hand-picked in the Roys Hill Vineyard, it was fermented and matured for six months in a single, seasoned French oak barrel. Pale gold, it is mouthfilling, with rich, peachy flavours, hints of apricots, spices and honey, and good complexity. A 'forward' vintage, it's already very open and expressive.

Michael Cooper