Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Rosé 2017, Crofters Syrah 2016 and Serine Syrah 2015

By planting vines on Mere Road in 1983 and producing wines from 1987 under the Stonecroft label, Dr Alan Limmer became one of the pioneers of the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay. His other significant contribution was the propagation of Syrah vines from cuttings from the Te Kauwhata Research Station. Stonecroft has the oldest Syrah vines in the country and from them, the ‘MS’ clone has become the most widely planted and successful in terms of quality wine. Demot McCollum and Andria Monin took ownership of Stonecroft in 2010 and have made improvements in branding and the ranging of the portfolio, and importantly gaining AsureQuality organic certification from 2013. In that year, they also purchased an established vineyard, sited on Mere Road to expand their holdings, which they call the ‘Fernhill’ vineyard. The quality of the top wines remain as high as they have ever been. Here I review three new wines, the 2017 Rosé, 2016 ‘Crofters’ Syrah and 2015 ‘Serine’ Syrah. www.stonecroft.co.nz


  • Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2017
  • Stonecroft ‘Crofters’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016
  • Stonecroft ‘Serine’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

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