Stoneleigh wines owe much to their unique terroir. For thousands of years, the Wairau River ran through what are now our vineyards, depositing stones of all sizes. Today, our vines are planted among these sunstones, as they capture heat throughout the day and release it on to the vines, helping develop rich, intense flavours in the grapes. Started by nature and finished by the talents of the Stoneleigh winemakers, our philosophy of minimal intervention in the winery ensures that the vibrant flavours of Stoneleigh are captured in each and every bottle. Our wines are all vegan certified* and sustainability produced1.
*UK Vegetarian Society. *New Zealand Sustainable Winemaking
The ultimate expression of our minimal-intervention winemaking philosophy, Stoneleigh Wild Valley is crafted using fruit picked at optimum ripeness and is wild fermented by naturally-occurring micro-flora.
Stoneleigh Lighter wines take advantage of the naturally early ripening characteristics of the Rapaura sub-region appellation. By harvesting the grapes early, these wines are 25% lower in alcohol than Stoneleigh range wines of the same vintage, whilst delivering the full, vibrant flavours expected of our wines.