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Stonecroft Wines

121 Mere Road, Hastings 4175, New Zealand
+64 6-879 9610
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Worth the side-trip

It's great to know that since Alan Limmer sold up, the quality of the wines haven't decreased. If... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Rick M
Wellington, New Zealand

Unfortunately we arrived and were met by a very austere lady. I have amazing memories of their... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
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We welcome visitors to our rustic Cellar Door. Our winery is a true family owned, boutique operation where wines are made, bottled and labelled on site. Come in for a wine tasting of our organic, Gimblett Gravels wines. Visitors are welcome to bring picnics. Stonecroft produced the first Syrah in New Zealand and visitors can view the original row of vines planted in 1984. Next door to the cellar door is the historic Old Winery, which was the first winery to built in the Gimblett Gravels. Our cellar door is open from Labour weekend (at the end of October ) until Easter, Friday to Sunday 11am to 4pm.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
15 Feb 2017
“Worth the side-trip”
30 Dec 2016
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121 Mere Road, Hastings 4175, New Zealand
+64 6-879 9610

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's great to know that since Alan Limmer sold up, the quality of the wines haven't decreased. If you want glorious rieslings and syrah, then this one visit I would encourage. A small tasting room, with no pretentiousness, welcomes the visitor.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived and were met by a very austere lady. I have amazing memories of their Chardonnay but the wine was not as I remember! The Syrah was musty and the Chardonnay very mineral with none of the normal stone fruit favours. The Viognier...More

Thank nzfamilytron5
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beginning of new tasting season. This organic vineyard offers many award winning wines that are superb. It's a little off the track BUT in saying that.... it is on the cycleway in the Gimblett Gravel circle. So get a bunch of your friends together, snap...More

Thank 605marleneg
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This was a nice experience. Small vineyard, with great tasting wines. Nice range for their tastings. We ended up taking two bottles, a reserve Syrah and the normal one. 2013 was an amazing year for all wine makers, and there product was cellar worthy.

Thank Manny L
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We like to visit small wineries as well as the big names, and we were not disappointed with Stonecroft! A great range for tasting despite having small acreage, and we really enjoyed the wines that they produced. Knowledge presentation and a nice place to picnic,...More

Thank canadianelise
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Stonecroft had a reputation for its syrah, and we hoped to stop by and taste it, but alas, it was sold out! but the new owners are working hard to keep the reputation strong, and had a few other interesting wines to taste, such as...More

Thank winegirl2
Reviewed 30 June 2012

1st to plant Syrah on the Gravels & producing some of the regions best, we enjoyed our cellar door experience. Owners on the door! Generous & pleasant service with a smile, we tasted the range. gewurtztraminer is one of NZ's finest. Concentrated & Aromatic. Syrah...More

Thank r s
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