ASH RIDGE WINES
Ash Ridge is our family owned winery set in the Bridge Pa Triangle wine growing region of Hawke's Bay. Originally planted in 2005, we (winemaker Leith Ashworth and my wife Tracy) purchased the vineyard and winery from the original founders in November 2021.
I've been working in the Hawke's Bay wine industry for nearly 20-years, and Ash Ridge Wines is the opportunity Tracy and I had been looking for to explore our own place in the industry. The Ash Ridge label is a great fit for us - a small organic winery where I can further develop my local, national and international winemaking experience. I'm excited about being able to offer the big-hitting Merlot, Syrah and Bordeaux-style reds that the Bridge Pa Triangle is renowned for.
We are a family first winery and are authentic in the way we talk to you. When you vist Ash Ridge, or when you sip our wine, you are getting US. We are a grape to glass winery and our winemakers do it all - grow, make, and sell. That means when you come in for a tasting, our boots might be dirty or we might be wearing our socks - but you'll be getting the full experience from people who truly know their stuff - and love it!
Estate Chardonnay 2023
A Hawkes Bay Chardonnay composed of clones 95, 15, and Mendoza. This wine exhibits a bouquet of fresh pineapple, juicy nectarines, and bright citrus notes, which follow through to the palate. Being barrel fermented, this wine is beautifully textured and rich on the palate, making it extremely drinkable.
Estate Syrah 2020
Pretty and aromatic, rich with Christmas cake spice, black doris plum and soft fine tannins.
Food Match: Lamb, Venison, and game.
Reserve Chardonnay 2017
A barrel selection of the best components in the winery, this Chardonnay has great fruit purity, intensity and depth.
Premium Syrah 2019
Dark and mouthfilling, this wine is savoury and harmonious, with deep, ripe plum and boysenberry flavours, an elegant seam of pepper, fine-grained tannins, and a long, spicy finish
Estate Pinot Gris 2022
A Classic full bodied wine, dry in style but bursting with fresh apple, melon and citrus.
A long soft finish makes this wine deliciously drinkable anytime
Reserve Syrah 2016
Our top tier of Syrah, this is a wine of great depth, finesse and cellaring potential. Deep and dark, with layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit with mouth-filling tannins.
Estate Merlot 2020
Highly perfumed with big but soft tannins. The fruit structure is full of bramble, chocolate and spice.
Very approachable with soft tannins. This would be well paired with bbq red meats.
Premium Blend 2021
Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is an elegant Bridge Pa blend showcasing three iconic Bordeaux varietals. Rich in colour and aroma, this wine embodies notes of blackberry and cassis. As well as showcasing spiced, oaked, and umami flavours. The well-developed tannin structure makes the palate of this wine rich and approachable.
Premium Malbec 2019
Packed with flavour, this wine is rich with plums and blackberries, chocolate and spice. Far too easy to drink and great with food, a perfect winter wine.
Elodie is effervescent and lively. A fresh nose of apple and a hint of citrus, leaving you wanting more.
The perfect sparkling to celebrate any occasion.
63% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 7% Flora
100% Barrel fermentation with 50% malolactoc fermentation.
Blanc de Blanc 2018
Named after the yacht that the founder of Ash Ridge used to sail in the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race, this wine has bought an elegant, international feel to the portfolio of Ash Ridge for sure. Ripe and fruity and so full of flavour – it’s a lemony, layered, soothing style laced with lemon shortbread and crushed almonds.