RAPAURA, NEW ZEALAND
1 Apr 2020 / 6:35am
In April, hand pickers and machine harvesters mark the journey from vine to winery for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes.
LOCATED IN THE MARLBOROUGH WINE REGION
Stoneleigh Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Rapaura area on the northern side of the Wairau valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. Within 2km of the Wairau River and the Richmond Ranges, our home lies within an area known locally as the ‘Golden Mile’ of vineyards. As evidence of an ancient riverbed, Stoneleigh takes its name from the stones that cover our vineyard – land that’s now home to some of the oldest grafted Sauvignon Blanc blocks in Marlborough. The stones store and reflect the sun’s heat up into the vines, enhancing the ripening process and contributing to the unique taste of Stoneleigh wines.