The NERO Old Vines Shiraz

The NERO Old Vines Shiraz

Peter Papakinitas believes that life is too short to drink bad wine.

This belief is what drives Peter to produce world-class wine such as the Stonefish NERO Old Vines Shiraz 2015. This superb dry red wine has distinctive earthen flavours marked by velvety tannins. Aged for eighteen months in 50% French hogshead and 50% seasoned oak, this dark-coloured wine imparts a beautifully lifted spicy note. What also makes this wine even more elegant is the fact that it is produced from 70 year old vines from Barossa Valley at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s North, Australia’s very own wine country.

Stonefish NERO Old Vines Shiraz boasts of balance, elegance and magnificence in taste, structure and flavour.  Whenever you drink this wine, remember the humble beginnings and where it is today, from the Opera House at Opera Kitchen to China.

The wines of the Stonefish label embody the richness and remarkable quality of Australian harvests for people who love the relaxed Australian lifestyle. To order from the Stonefish range, visit the Red White + Bubbles online store

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The Story Behind The Stonefish

The Story Behind The Stonefish

Usually, the best ideas are scribbled on paper napkins.

This was the humble beginning of the Stonefish, Peter Papanikitas’ brainchild and lifelong dream. In 1999, Peter doodled the infamous “SToNeFIsH” label on a napkin and since then, the wine has grown into an international label served in some of the best establishments and hotels all over Asia.

More than this, Stonefish is not just a wine brand; it is also a true reflection of a man’s dedication and hard work.

For over thirty years now, Peter Papakinitas has been involved in various facets of the wine industry. He has worked with well-known companies that include Penfolds, Lindemans, Leo Buring and Cinzano. Peter gained experience in worldwide sales and marketing. Stonefish was established in year 2000 in Australia with vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Margaret River until it became the international brand that it is today.

For James Halliday of Australian Wine Companion, Peter Papakinitas is a legend. His great success story will always be traced back to that label doodled on a napkin at Lagoon Restaurant.  From humble beginnings, a man rose to fame because of his commitment to giving the world some of the best tasting wines.

Stonefish Wines are avaliable through selected restuarants and online. To order from the Stonefish range, visit the Red White + Bubbles online store

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Halliday 2017 Results

Halliday 2017 Results

Halliday 2017 Results

Product Review Rating
✪ 2014 Stonefish Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River is the go-to region par excellence if you are prepared to pay for quality at a win-win price, and to do so over time. This has it all: bell-clear blackcurrant fruit, black olive and dried herbs the tannins round and ripe.
✪ 2013 Stonefish ICON Barossa Valley Shiraz
“An ultra full-bodied shiraz, hand-picked, open-fermented and matured in new and used French oak. The masses of savoury extract is so intense it approaches (although ultimately falls short of) outright bitterness.”

2013 Stonefish Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz
“This is full-bodied, with plenty of fruit, but sandblasted by the amount of oak. Those who love oak should try it out ? they may love it.”

2012 Stonefish ‘Raffaele’ Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
The first signs of moving out of primary into secondary mode look as if they may soon gather pace; there are some earthy/briary notes (and violets) joining the fruit.”

Halliday 2016 Results

Halliday 2016 Results

Halliday 2016 Results

Product Review Rating
Award-BottleShots_2012-Icon ✪ 2012 Icon Barossa Valley Shiraz
“Hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in new and used French oak. In a bottle weighing several kgs. Vivid crimson-purple colour heralds a high quality wine and expensive package, the cork the best money can buy; there is a perfect symbiosis between the blackberry fruits and exactly judged and integrated French oak. This is a giant leap forward for the Stonefish brand.”
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Award-BottleShots_Reserve-Shiraz-2012 ✪ 2012 Reserve Barossa Shiraz
“This is a very smart Barossa shiraz, immediately ticking all the boxes; there is an energy to the purple fruits that lifts the finish into a fresh, juicy mouthfeel; soft, ripe tannins and integrated oak add a dimension to the well balanced plummy finish.”
Award-BottleShots_2013-Margaret-River-Shiraz 2013 Margaret River Shiraz
“Light, clear crimson; a light to medium-bodied fresh and juicy wine with red fruits dominant and some black cherry nuances; no obvious oak. Drink tonight and be happy stuff. Well priced.”
Award-BottleShots_2012-Blackwood-Valley-Merlot 2012 Blackwood Valley Merlot
“Another carefully sourced and well made wine under the Stonefish umbrella; notes of cassis and sweet plum fruit will meet the target market.”

CWSA 2015 Results

CWSA 2015 Results

CWSA 2015 Results

Stonefish Wines has solidified it’s standing on an international stage, with an impressive hoard of medals in the 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards.

The prestigious biannual wine competition is the biggest and most revered in Hong Kong and China, with entrants from across the globe. This is just the third time in history Stonefish Wines has entered an international competition of this calibre and the results speak for themselves.

The results are also highly important for the new ‘Series 8’ wines released by the label specifically for international export. Every one of the wines in this line; Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, receiving recognition in the competition.

Product Vintage Rating Download
Stonefish-Series8-Chardonnay Stonefish Series 8 Chardonnay 2014 CWSA Double Gold Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_Series-8-Merlot Stonefish Series 8 Merlot 2014 CWSA 2015 Gold Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_2013-Reserve-Shiraz Stonefish Reserve Shiraz 2013 CWSA 2015 Gold Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_2014-Margaret-River-Shiraz Stonefish Margaret River Shiraz 2014 CWSA 2015 Gold Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_2012 Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon Stonefish Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 CWSA 2015 Gold Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_Series-8-Cabernet-Sauvignon Stonefish Series 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 CWSA 2015 Silver Medal Download
Stonefish_350x115_Sauvignon-Blanc Stonefish Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2015 CWSA Medal Bronze Download

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