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Netted vineyard (2) and harvester STANLEY

With degrees in horticulture from the University of Bath, Steve Pellett and Bridget Ennals set off, in true intrepid explorer mode, to travel through Africa then back to the UK to work as fruit technologists. However the beauty of Marlborough’s spectacular Awatere Valley captured their hearts, and lead to the creation of Stanley Estate in 2003. Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, under the cool gaze of Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku (the footprint of the rainbow), the Estate takes its name from the ‘Stanley Rover’ in which Steve and Bridget travelled through Africa.

Eleven years on and Stanley Estates have made a big name for themselves, winners of numerous major awards both domestically and internationally, their dedication to, and connection with the land in which they work is obvious, indeed they signed up early to the NZ Sustainable Wine growing programme, as they saw this as being the basis and philosophy of their vineyard practices. With new winemaker, Eveline Fraser at the helm, it is a delight to see all of the team’s hard work acknowledged within the industry and embraced by the wine-loving public worldwide.


So keep your wits about you if you are after benchmark quality wines and only stick to the very finest estates. Occasionally a new name comes along and Stanley is a first class example.” Matthew Jukes

• IWC 2011: Trophy winning Sauvignon Blanc; Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Best International Sauvignon Blanc and Best New Zealand White Wine
• Trophy award for the Best Sauvignon Blanc in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013
• Marlborough Wine Show 2012: Gold

Recipe Idea

Steve’s Ultimate Fish Pie, Kiwi Style

Oatly 26.6.08 045

Stanley Steve’s Kiwi Fish Pie


Current Wines

Current Wines

A dry wine, with zesty grapefruit, ripe nectarines and pecan nuts flavours and an almost salty miner...
This 2011 Noble harvest was hand harvested from our Little Oasis Valley Block with full botrytis No...
This 2011 Pinot Gris shows a minerality typical of our Awatere Terroir, layers of pears, green apple...
This 2010 Pinot Noir has been aged in French Oak for 8 months to give a wine with berry compote flav...
2012 was a very late vintage with low yields and concentrated flavours. This 2012 Sauvignon Blanc sh...

Archive Wines

This 2010 Pinot Gris shows a minerality typical of our Awatere Terroir, layers of pears, green appl...
This 2009 Sauvignon Blanc shows a mineral pureness, ripe tropical flavours, gooseberries balanced b...
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