Welcome to Stoney Rise Wine Company
Stoney Rise Wine Company is located in the heart of the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania, Australia. It is a family run boutique winery owned by Joe and Lou Holyman.
In 2004 we returned to Tasmania with our sights set on growing and producing the best pinot noir and chardonnay we could. We purchased a vineyard that was planted in 1986 in the Tamar Valley, north of Launceston and set about doing just that. 2008 saw the construction of our winery on site.
We love all things vinous, we take our wines and what we do rather seriously albeit with relaxed personalities we try and have the most amount of fun possible.
The fridge is full, the winery is sparkling and Joe has put away his overnight bag and golf clubs - in readiness for the fun and festivities of Vintage 2013 to begin. Once again this year we will be joined by our trustworthy assistant winemaker from Sydney. He blesses us with the best cooked breakfasts' (Weber Q style), vintage cocktails and occasionally a bit of nude pigeage. And sometimes all three together.
So far this year Joe has ticked a few boxes including; his annual 'Laurent Perrier' cricket match at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney, the 2013 Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, our annual Launceston Cup trade promotion and the Tasmanian Gala Dinner at the RACV in Melbourne. As always a great mix of business and pleasure, or may be pleasure and pain!
We have finally released our 2012 Stoney Rise Pinot Noir. Which to be honest is a relief, as for a while there our online store was completely sold out of all Stoney Rise products. This wine is typical of the Stoney Rise style - soft and juicy to begin with, before the depth and structure of our older vines kick in, with the finish long and savoury.
We recently received some great press by James Halliday, Max Allen and Gary Walsh. James gave us a fantastic review and 95 pts for our 2011 Holyman Pinot Noir and Max wrote a great article on our three Pinot Noirs. Gary also reviewed our 2011 Holyman Pinot Noir and our 2010 Holyman Project X Pinot Noir. Please follow the links to read these reviews.
And for those who may have missed Episode 7 of the new Gourmet Farmers series please follow the link to watch Matthew, Nick and Ross' Cellar Door road trip to the Tamar Valley, where they pop in and see Joe.
As always if you are visiting Tasmania please come by and say hi.
Joe & Lou Holyman