Stoneridge Estate Winery

I had imagined New Zealand’s vineyards to be mainly in the North Island and of course the Marlborough region of the South Island. Certainly never as far south as Queenstown. It was a surprise to find so many to choose from around Lake Hayes, just 15 minutes drive east of Queenstown. This building was the first on the Stoneridge Estate. It’s a historic resurrection built from reclaimed timbers and stone. As you can see from my photograph the building (and others such as a Chapel and Lodge) are set in amazing gardens with a small vineyard on site. An idyllic location for a wine tasting.

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