The Stonyridge Team

Owner, Chief Winemaker

Stephen White

Steve Jurade

Graduating with a Diploma in Horticulture at Lincoln, University of Canterbury, Stephen then blasted off to sea on the Round The World Yacht Race in search of the meaning of life. He found it sitting under an olive tree in Tuscany, with a glass of red wine in hand… and so Stonyridge was conceived.

…winegrowers who annually produce a painstakingly assembled Cabernet of extreme quality.”

– Robin Bradley, Australian and New Zealand Wine Vintages

General Manager

Charl Van Wyk

With a background working as a Wine Buyer as well as managing high end hotels in the UK, he brings a combination of experience like no other. He comes highly qualified with a WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits and also has experience working vintages in the Clare Valley (Australia), Stellenbosch (South Africa) and the UK.

Wine Production Manager

Martin Pickering

Martin started his career at Goldwater Estate back in 1992 and has worked on vintages in Pomerol, St Emilion & the Napa Valley. He returned to Waiheke in 2004 as winemaker of Mudbrick vineyard where he produced two trophies, twenty gold medals and dozens of other awards. He now heads up the winemaking team at Stonyridge and is a great friend to us all.

Vineyard Operations Manager

Dayne Stagg

Dayne joined the Stonyridge team in 2008 with the enthusiasm to keep his hometown firmly on the global wine map. With experience in over ten vintages on Waiheke Island and a passion for organic viticulture, you are sure to find Dayne and the team working tirelessly in the vineyard to ensure greatness reaches every bottle of Stonyridge wine.

Accounts Manager

Chrissy Samuels

After working for several successful local Waiheke businesses over her past 12 years on the island. Chrissy joined the Stonyridge team in November 2013. While it was Stonyridge’s values and fine wine that initially won Chrissy’s heart, our fun-loving and ambitious atmosphere has happily kept her in our office ever since!

Cellar Door Manager

Chiara Baggio

After receiving her Sommeliers degree in Italy, Chiara joined our Stonyridge Team in 2018 to learn more about New Zealand wine. Her vast knowledge of wine and her passion to spread the love of wine, earned her the coveted position of the Cellar Door Manager. Chiara really goes above and beyond to ensure all our guests have an amazing experience and they learn a bit more about wine then they did before they arrived at Stonyridge. 

Wine Ambassador

Martin Guilloteau

Martin joined Stonyridge in 2017 as our Cellar Door manager and re-joined us as our Wine Ambassador in 2018, for him home is where good wine is! From Switzerland to China, Martin has taken on the world with one goal in mind: to share his wine passion and knowledge with wine lovers across the globe. He learnt his craft in the heart of the Languedoc area in France and has been perfecting it alongside experts across the globe. 

Work For Us

Stonyridge is currently looking for:

We’re looking for a Marketing & Events Manager to work with our General Manager, Owner and Hospitality Managers to oversee and organise all bookings, events and marketing at Stonyridge Vineyard. These experiences range from day-to-day café bookings through to small groups, exclusive functions, weddings, hosting celebrities and VIPs and large events for up to 2000 people

If you think you have the experience and profile we are looking for please send you CV and Resume to


Responsibilities includes:
-Controlling and directing the food preparation process and any other related activities
-Constructing menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings
-Approving and “polishing” dishes before they reach the customer
If you think you have the experience and profile we are looking for please send you CV and Resume to


If you have a passion for wine and experience in hosting customers tasting and wine tours and want to learn everything about the country’s best Bordeaux style red wines while working in a fun, relaxed setting, please contact us!


We are currently hiring front of house/cafe staff. If you have a passion for customer service in a fun, relaxed setting, contact us!
Energetic, fun loving girls and guys need apply.


We have positions available for a Kitchen Porter, Kitchen Hand and a Chef de Partie in our world famous Stonyridge Kitchen.


Our winemaker and vineyard manager are always looking for experienced & passionate vineyard technicians to help produce one of the top Bordeaux blend in the South Hemisphere. If it sounds like you please contact us!


*Work visas essential.

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