Situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley in New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine region, Stoneleigh Vineyard is part of a remarkable winegrowing area.
Within the Rapaura sub-region, there lies a vineyard studded with precious stones. Once the bed of an ancient river, today they form the floor of our vineyard. We call them sunstones.
During the day, the sunstones reflect the brilliant Marlborough sunshine up into the vines and grapes. These sunstones capture heat throughout the day and release it on to the vines to help develop rich, intense flavours in the grapes.
Started by nature and finished by the talents of our winemaker, our philosophy of minimal intervention in the winery ensures that the vibrant flavours of Stoneleigh are captured in each and every bottle.