October 2016 Posts

Stonyridge founder first Kiwi inducted into prestigious wine brotherhood

Few New Zealand vineyards are more respected globally than Waiheke Island’s Stonyridge Vineyard – and now its founder, Stephen White, has been recognised for his excellence in winemaking by being inducted into the Jurade de Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, France, on the 18th of September 2016. The Jurade de Saint-Emilion is 800 years old – the oldest wine brotherhood in the

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Waiheke Island winemaker best in New Zealand!

A panel of four international wine judges picked Patrick Newton of Mudbrick Vineyard as the inaugural winner on 15 October. The competition replaces the New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year as part of the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, administered by the Canterbury A&P Show. The Waiheke Island winemaker was thrilled with the award. “It’s very exciting – it’s

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