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.
What's new at Stoney Rise?
Halliday Happiness - 97 pts for our 2012 Holyman Pinot Noir:
James Halliday has just listed his Top 100 wines of the year in the Weekend Australian Magazine and our 2012 Holyman Pinot Noir scored a very impressive 97 points. Please head to our reviews page to read what James wrote. This wine has recently been released and it really is a cracker of a wine. We had a great growing season, and as the fruit was in impeccable condition we ramped up the whole bunch portion to 50%. To order please follow this link, and don't forget we now send wine free freight to anywhere in Australia. Minimum order of six bottles (which may be mixed.)
On the back of this great review our 2010 Holyman Project X Pinot Noir has just sold out. As you may know we only produced a small amount of this wine, so if you would like an allocation of the next release (2012 - to be released in October 2014) please let us know.
Aside from the excitement of the above, we also have 3 other new releases. Our 2013 Stoney Rise Gruner Veltliner is now available. We only processed 999kg (true!), so once again this wine is in short supply. The majority of this wine is sold on allocation, so if you would like to secure some please let us know. We have also released our 2013 Stoney Rise Chardonnay, which is fruit driven with a touch of oak and finishes long with the customary Stoney Rise acidity.
Our other new release is our 2012 Holyman Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is back to the style of the 2010. (We did not release a 2011). Barrel fermented in 100% new oak it has a rich fleshy palate.
Latest press includes:
2012 Holyman Pinot Noir - great writeups by James Halliday and Nick Stock.
2010 Holyman 'Project X' Pinot Noir - writeups by Ben Edwards (My 20 Great Reds) and Gary Walsh.
2012 Stoney Rise Pinot Noir- writeups by Tim White, Andrew Graham and Winsor Dobbin.
Great article on all three Pinot Noirs - by Max Allen.
As always if you are visiting Tasmania please come by and say hi.
Joe & Lou Holyman