Stockman’s Ridge Wines was born from a love of travelling to France from a young age, Jonathan Hambrook spent his youth travelling to the South East of France, Bergerac, Monbazillac and Bordeaux. Attending boarding school, a love of the bush and country developed through visiting school mate’s farms. At the age of 22, he purchased his first farm just north of Bathurst sitting on a small patch of Tera Rossa soils with a bed of limestone underneath. Planting 4 varieties of Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Savagnin the first vintage of Shiraz was crafted in 2008.
With a focus on producing small batches of highly aromatic whites and deliciously complex reds with both being beautifully textured, approachable and perfect for pairing with food and sharing with friends.
With each following year from 2008 adding new styles and being all being derived from single vineyards. Since the first release of their wines, the quality has been clear with over 130 trophies & medals being awarded in under 10 years including trophy winning Outlaw Shiraz which has become the signature red.
In 2012 the intimate Cellar Door with its beautiful and ever-changing autumnal gardens and firepits making it a stunning setting for wine tastings was opened at the new home for Stockman's Ridge Wines just 10km west of Orange at the foot of Mt Canobolas. Since opening many brides have come to celebrate their weddings amongst the vines with stunning photos along the 130 strong golden elm lined driveway which leads to the cellar door. The new home also allowed the expansion of the vineyards with the first 2 varieties being planted. Taking advantage of the cool climate Pinot Noir was planted along with the aromatic Austrian variety of Grüner Veltliner.
The property also boasts Accommodation, Cherry, Apple & Pear Orchard as well a home to a flock of the wagyu of the sheep world, the Australia White.