Bridge Pa, Hawke's Bay 

Chris and Sonya Wilcock and their young family returned to New Zealand with a dream of producing world class but affordable wines from the Hawkes Bay.  Buying bare land on the Heretaunga plains in 2000, the Wilcock family bought into a dream that these unique soils could make some of the worlds best varietal wines.  After many years planning, developing, planting and nurturing, they are proud today to have the maturing Cardoness Vineyard, producing premium Hawkes Bay Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  

In January 2014, a brand new Winery was opened on the home site.  The 100 tonne winery is designed to offer all modern winemaking facilities in a Boutique size, allowing the team to be  truely hands on in their winemaking.  This small winemaking team can now nurture the process from vineyard to bottle.


Red

 

Ash Ridge Estate Merlot 2016

  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Estate Syrah 2016

  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Premium Syrah 2015

Ash Ridge Reserve Syrah 2015

  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Reserve 'The Blend' 2015

  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

 

Accolades

NZ Young Winemaker of the Year - Lauren Swift, Ash Ridge Wines

Hawke's Bay Bayleys A&P Show - Winery of the Year 2014

Hawke's Bay Mercedes Benz A&P Show - Winery of the Year 2012

 

White

Ash Ridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016

  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Estate Pinot Gris 2017

  • 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2016

Ash Ridge Premium Viognier 2016

Ash Ridge Premium Chardonnay 2016

  • 18/20 - Raymond Chan

Ash Ridge Reserve Chardonnay 2015

  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

 

Rose

Ash Ridge Estate Rose 2017

  • 16.5/20 - Raymond Chan