Stone Bay brings you the essence of New Zealand’s special vineyards, its unique Maori history and its geography in this finely crafted wine of superb quality.
New Zealand, or Aotearoa as it is also known in the local Maori language, means ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. It is a land of beauty and splendour, rugged mountain ranges, braided rivers and vast oceans. Therefore it seems only fitting that Stone Bay, our special New Zealand hand-crafted wine, should be adorned with a Maori fish carving.
Maori carvings are unique symbolic artifacts and are often worn proudly by many in New Zealand. Maori legend is inextricably linked with the sea – the God Maui created New Zealand by hauling the land from the sea with a giant fishhook.
Our country is a land of snowcapped mountain ranges, dense native forest and a coastline that can be rugged and spectacular, sublime in its contrast.
The South Island is dominated by the mountains of the Southern Alps, ground out by glaciers over many thousands of years, which have deposited gravel and stones in our rivers, bays and coastline.
These same river silts, stones and gravels have created the soils of Marlborough and a unique environment for the growing of grapes, an area now recognized globally as one of the finest terroirs for producing Sauvignon Blanc in the world.
Stone Bay reflects our land of rugged mountains, stony rivers and all the beauty that is New Zealand and at the same time, is reflected in the soils and essence of the fine wines we produce.
By naming this wine Stone Bay we have taken our inspiration from New Zealand’s special environment, its traditional owners, and reflected in this finely structured wine of superb quality.