Ash Ridge is our place, and your place too!
Grape to glass, we’re a Hawke’s Bay winery that’s doing things differently
Ash Ridge Winery is a boutique, organic vineyard, cellar door, and kitchen based in the heart of Hawke’s Bay’s picturesque Bridge Pa Triangle.
We’re truly local, run from the ground up. Owner-operators Leith and Tracy Ashworth have their roots planted firmly in the region, living just around the corner in Maraekakaho with their three young children, Imogen, Max, and Elodie, and their world-famous Hawke’s Bay wine dog, Winston.
Here at Ash Ridge, we like to do things just a little bit differently…
We're all in
The Ashworths purchased Ash Ridge in November 2021, grasping the huge opportunity to go all in on their own winery, refine their talents, and build a place to be proud of.
We’re a small team, and our 'all-in' approach is something special to Hawke's Bay. Not only does Leith run the place, he’s our head winemaker, grows the grapes, bottles the wine, hosts events, runs tastings, flips pizza, farms our animals... and the list continues! That's why, when you visit us for a tasting at Ash Ridge, you get us as we are. So don't be surprised if Leith heads straight over from production, boots and all.
There's exceptional value (and variety) in our experience
As a small, organic, family-run vineyard, our wine has taken its journey from grape to glass right here on our land. Every drop has been handcrafted with care by our small team on site, and we hope to surprise you with the large number of different, quality varieties we have on our tasting list! We know you’ll love the full experience of Ash Ridge, from the fun you’ll have at our cellar door to spotting our farm animals wandering the vines to the taste of our fresh, vibrant, and highly acclaimed (yet affordable) wines.
Leith is also the winemaker for his family winery, Junction Wines, which was founded by his father, former All-Black John Ashworth. Leith has a degree in viticulture and oneology from Lincoln University and has completed vintages in Oregon, Bordeaux, and over 20 years in the Hawkes Bay Wine industry.
We’re proud to continue living our legacy as great, local Hawke’s Bay producers.
You'll feel right at home
With our community at our heart, we’ll welcome you. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur searching for a new favorite, a group of friends keen for an afternoon of entertainment, or parents who want a wine and some peace while the kids enjoy pizza and a play (we know what that’s like!), we’re here for you.
Ash Ridge is a labor of love, and our wines are dedicated to our family. We hope you'll find your place here too.
Pop in to Ash Ridge soon; we’d love to see you!
Leith, Tracy, Imogen, Maximus, Elodie, and Winston