Wines for the Angels among us... Fallen Angel is a range of wines created by Stonyridge Vineyard which enables them to offer customers wines from great wine regions other than Waiheke. Relationships with top winemakers are developed to produce outstanding wines that reflect perfect ripeness, varietal distinction and regional strengths. These are wines for the young at heart.
Stephen White - Owner/ Chief Winemaker: Graduating with a Diploma in Horticulture at Lincoln, University of Canterbury, Stephen then blasted off to sea on the 'Round the World Yacht Race' in search of the meaning of life. He found it sitting under an olive tree in Tuscany, with a glass of red wine in hand...he returned in 1981 and so Stonyridge was conceived. In 1984 Stephen returned to Bordeaux for a final training period and completed a vintage at Chateau d'Angludet, Cantenac-Margaux. Stephen produced the first vintage at Stonyridge Vineyard in 1985. Two years later, they made the great 1987 Larose that rocketed Stonyridge to national fame - a wine hailed as the greatest red wine ever made in New Zealand.