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 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 live in Maraekakaho, not far from Ash Ridge and our three children go to the local school and kindy. Our vision is for Ash Ridge to be family-friendly and welcoming for everybody, somewhere you can sit around and just relax over a glass of great quality wine.