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. Whilst the return is recent, Ash Ridge wines is by no means a new venture, with work going on behind the scenes for many years to perfect the vineyards and wines that we are today extremely proud about.
In January 2014, in our biggest step to date, we opened our brand new Winery on our home site. The 100 tonne winery was designed to offer all modern winemaking facilities in a Boutique size, allowing us to be truly hands on, in our winemaking. Our small winemaking team can nurture the process from vineyard to bottle.
Whilst we remain at the beginning of our wine journey, with many vintages of premium wine to come, we are keen to acknowledge all of the hard work that has been made to make Ash Ridge what it is today.