A bottle of Stonyridge Waiheke Island, 2004 vintage.
Category: red wine. Ostend, Waiheke Island (New Zealand).
Stonyridge Vineyard is a world-renowned Cabernet blend producer located on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, combining traditional winemaking with meticulous organic viticulture. Stonyridge is located in a north-facing valley, 1 km from Onetangi Beach to the north and Putiki Bay to the south. It is protected from the cold southwest winds by Stonyridge, a long ridge running from one coast to the other. The first Bordeaux vines and olive trees were planted in 1982 by Stephen White, with the help of family and close friends. In 1984, Stephen returned to Bordeaux for a final training period and completed the vintage at Château d'Angludet, Cantenac-Margaux under the tutelage of Peter Sichel. Stephen White produced the first vintage at Stonyridge Vineyard in 1985. Two years later, he made the great 1987 Larose that shot Stonyridge to national fame, a wine hailed as possibly the finest red wine ever made in New Zealand.