Cellar Door

Where art and wine come together

Our Cellar Door is open from 11.00am - 5.00pm daily for wine tastings, platters and nibbles, with bookings available for walk-ins and by appointment.

Nockie’s Palette Wines and Stoneridge Estate have collaborated to offer a one-of-a-kind wine tasting & art experience in the heart of the Central Otago wine region. Discover our unique garden setting and learn the fascinating story of the artists behind both wineries as our hosts expertly guide you through tastings of our beautifully-crafted boutique wines.

Our Place

Nestled amidst acres of gardens and vines, our Cellar Door is a peaceful sanctuary on the shores of Lake Hayes with spectacular lake and mountain views.

Once the residence of celebrated New Zealand painter Da’Vella Gore, her artist’s hand can be seen in every aspect of the estate, from the idyllic water features and English-style country gardens to the architecture of the unique tasting room.

Our partnership with Nockie’s Palette Wines, founded and conceived by Australian artist Michael Nock as the idea of ‘where art meets wine’, has allowed artists and artisan to combine talents to bring you something truly extraordinary.

Enjoy a sharing platter and a glass of wine as you relax on the sun-kissed terrace, or pair your tutored tasting with a selection of small bites carefully selected to compliment our award-winning wines.

Our Artisans & Artists

Nockie’s Palette

Nockie’s Palette Wines was created with a vision to combine Michael Nock’s love of good wine with his passion for art. He believes that just as great works of art are created by the artist, so great wines could be crafted by combining the artisan winemaker with the best terroir in the Australasian region.

Nockie’s wines are made by a small number of hand-picked top winemakers from across New Zealand and Australia, and include Central Otago Pinot Noir and Rose, Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, Barossa Shiraz and Barossa GSM. Their award-winning Pinot Noir grapes are harvested on their Georgetown Vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Stoneridge Estate

Stoneridge Estate was founded by New Zealand artist and writer Da’Vella Gore. Her art and her vision for the stunning gardens and vineyard that she and her family have created reflect her love for the New Zealand landscape.

Since the vineyard was first planted twenty years ago, Stoneridge has produced a selection of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Rose, available exclusively for guests & visitors to Stoneridge Estate. Our wines are produced by award-winning winemaker Jen Parr, voted Winemaker of the Year 2020 by Australasia’s leading wine magazine Gourmet Traveller.

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