Stonier

In 1978, Brian Stonier and his wife Noel established the Stonier vineyard in the coastal town of Merricks, one hour South-East of Melbourne and ten minutes from the challenging surf beaches of Bass Straight. Over 28 years later, the name Stonier is widely recognised as a producer of exceptional Chardonnay andPinot Noir.At the heart of Stonier lies a meticulous approach to viticulture and winemaking. A desire to reflect the imprint of each site, through subtle variations in flavour and texture, interweaving these differences to form elegant wines of seamless complexity has earned Stonier a place amongst the best Pinot Noir andChardonnay producers in Australia.Early vintages were made off-site until the winery in Merricks, designed by Daryl Jackson, was completed in 1991. Today, Stonier sources Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from over 150 acres across 5 selected sub-regions; Merricks North, Balnarring, Tuerong, Red Hill and at the estate vineyards in Merricks which span over 50 acres. Due to the cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula, at each of these sub-regions North and North-East facing sites are favoured as they are protected from the prevailing sea winds whilst retaining maximum exposure to the sun. Stonier's focus on quality in the vineyards is most evident in Merricks where vineyard design and low vine density are prime factors in limiting Chardonnay crop levels to under 3 tonnes to the acre and Pinot Noir under 2 tonnes to the acre.Grapes from each of the vineyards are vinified separately to allow ultimate flexibility when finally blending the wine to form the two distinct styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Stonier Label and Stonier Reserve wines. An unswerving focus on style and structure ensures that the wines reflect the diverse flavours and texture of fruit sourced from across these five sub-regions without any one aroma or flavour dominating the final wine.It is the exceptional quality and defined character of grapes from some of the oldest vineyards, and winemaker, Geraldine McFaul's respect for vineyard typicity and site expression which have now evolved Stonier's interest in single vineyard designate wines.Stonier wines are acclaimed internationally amongst the finest styles of cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Australia. In 2001 Stonier’s success spiralled when it won the ‘Best Chardonnay’ and ‘Best White Wine’ trophies for the 1999 Reserve Chardonnay at the world's largest and most prestigious wine competition, the International Wine Challenge in London.www.stoniers.com.au

  • Stonier KBS Chardonnay 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier KBS Chardonnay 2005

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    -Jeremy Oliver 96 Points!'A profoundly stylised, complex and savoury chardonnay whose smoky fragrance of peach, pineapple and grapefruit reveals powerful undertones of charcuterie meats, buttery vanilla oak, wheatmeal, grilled nuts, and dried flowers,...

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  • Stonier KBS Pinot Noir 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier KBS Pinot Noir 2004

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!"A robust, gamey and distinctive pinot with a dusty, smoky bouquet of decaying autumn leaves, musky spices and undertones of juicy plums and cherries. Its deeply flavoured, smooth and savoury palate of plums, raspberries and...

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    $55.00
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  • Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2001

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2001

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!"Classy, polished Mornington Peninsula chardonnay with attitude. There's a pungent, earthy quality to the creamy, leesy aromas that support its floral, citrus and melon fruit, over a background of toasty, buttery and bacony...

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    $50.00
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  • Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 90 points!'A smooth and polished pinot with some youthful herbal undertones, but one that should flesh out with time. Heady and lightly meaty, its musky fragrance of ripe plums and red cherries reveals undertones of mint, menthol and forest...

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  • Stonier KBS Chardonnay 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier KBS Chardonnay 2004

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 96 points!'A complex, floral, wild and rather funky bouquet of peach, melon and wheatmeal reveals fragrant undertones of creamy lees, butterscotch and apricot. Sumptuous and silky, with a pure core of deeply concentrated, buttery fruit...

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    $57.00
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  • Stonier KBS Pinot Noir 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier KBS Pinot Noir 2003

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 92 points!"Gamey, wild and rather evolved aromas of animal hide pervade a concentrated bouquet of blood plums, prunes and currants, with herbaceous undertones of menthol and mint. Very assertive and deeply concentrated, it's wild, punchy...

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    $55.00
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  • Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2000

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!...Fragant and zesty, its refined palate presents an intense core of typically penetrative and tagy citrus and banana-like fruit, offset by creamy, butterscotch malolactic influences. Substantially but carefully wooded, its almost...

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    $50.00
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  • Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2000 1500mL

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2000 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!...Fragant and zesty, its refined palate presents an intense core of typically penetrative and tagy citrus and banana-like fruit, offset by creamy, butterscotch malolactic influences. Substantially but carefully wooded, its almost...

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    $100.00
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  • Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2003

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    -Jeremy Oliver 94 points!'An elegant, supple and fine-grained pinot noir with layers of perfume and depth. Its spicy perfume of rose petals, dark cherries and plums reveals undertones of forest floor, while its sumptuous and juicy palate is tightly...

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    $49.95
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