Witness The Wonder of Nature at Stoneleigh No.50

by Madeleine Borgersen

Inspired by the Stoneleigh vineyard, nestled in the sunstone region of the Rapaura Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand, Stoneleigh No.50 is a historical, terrace house in Sydney’s CBD.

Stoneleigh No.50

Stoneleigh No.50 is a world of wonder, with each room of the historical terrace representing the characteristics of Stoneleigh’s elegant and crisp wines.

Each room has been taken over by nature; wild vines, enveloping flowers and edible mushrooms. Stoneleigh No.50 is an exciting and limited experience to learn about the unique range of Stoneleigh wines in an interactive and enthralling experience.

More similar to an Alice in Wonderland adventure than a traditional wine-tasting, Stoneleigh No.50 let’s nature do the talking, with each of the styled rooms portraying key characteristics of the vineyard’s elegant, crisp and beautifully wild wines.

Stoneleigh No.50

The Wonder of Nature has engulfed the terrace providing the perfect setting for a wine tasting with a difference.

Hosting a number of VIP, curated events alongside Vice, Mitchell Orr of ACME and FBi, the quirky terrace will also offer wine tastings each Wednesday and Thursday from November 3-19, offering wine lovers a chance to peek inside and experience the world of Stoneleigh themselves.

The Stoneleigh vineyard and wines are unique. Established on an ancient river bed in the Rapaura Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand, the grape-filled vines grow atop of Stoneleigh’s unique ‘sunstones’. Large, flat stones that lay at the base of Stoneleigh’s vines, retain the day’s heat and warm the grapes through the cooler evenings providing a more consistent environment leading to fruit that is bursting with flavour.

Stoneleigh No. 50

The rich and earthy Stoneleigh Pinot Noir is brought to life at Stoneleigh No.50 with edible soil and mushrooms. Move aside, Willie Wonka!

From their signature, crisp and passionfruit-filled Sauvignon Blanc, to the earthy, yet light Pinot Noir, the range of Stoneleigh wines are winners for any event. From a sneaky red with dinner through the week, to a bottle to share with friends on the weekend, the range of Stoneleigh wines, from the consistent signature label (say so long to loving one vintage and disliking the next!) to their wild and wonderful Wild Valley range (our personal pick!) the ranges are available from all good liquor stores throughout Australia.

This post and the accompanying giveaway is in collaboration with Stoneleigh Wines. Enjoy!


Win Tickets to a VIP Wine Event at Stoneleigh No.50

To celebrate the launch of Stoneleigh No.50, we are offering tickets (you plus a guest!) for two lucky TdM reader’s to either the VIP event with Mitchell Orr (ACME) November 16, 2015 to share in some ‘wild’ canapes, and Stoneleigh’s Wild Fermented wines, or for the VIP FBi Closing Party on November 27, 2015 with an exclusive acoustic performance and DJ.


To win simply share, in a comment below, your favourite way to enjoy the wonder of nature (it might be a chilled glass of vino on the balcony at sunset, or an early morning surf!) along with your preferred event.


Competition is open to Australians only that are available in Sydney’s CBD on the date of the event and are aged 18 years and older. Winners will be selected 5pm AEDT 13/11/15 and notified via email.

10 responses to “Witness The Wonder of Nature at Stoneleigh No.50”

  1. Nicole E says:

    The world thrives with natural beauty and thus no moment or space can truly define my favour way to enjoy the nature of this realm. It is travelling to foreign gems that makes me feel at home, the local beaches crashing waves proving the world is my own. It is adventure at the highest peaks and daring the move those mountains into valleys of knowledge we seek. It is alone and shared with friends, my search for my favourite spot will never end! Either VIP nights would be splendid!! ?

  2. My favourite way to enjoy nature is from a safe distance! Maybe a David Attenborough doco on the couch, enjoying the beauty and terror second hand – with cheese & wine within reach of course! I love getting outdoors, but I’m that person who always ends up with a bite, or an allergic reaction, or a busted achilles just because I dared walk on sand… it’s much safer from my couch! Or – from Stoneleigh No.50 😉 I’d love to go to the VIP event with Mitchell Ore. Fingers crossed, and thanks for the chance x

  3. Chiara Gizzi says:

    I love sipping a crisp Rosé and nibbling on some delectable delights in the sunshine overlooking Maroubra beach. Watching the dolphins and whales meander by is nothing short of extraordinary. I would love tickets to the VIP event with Mitchell Orr. x

  4. Briéllén Smîth says:

    my favourite way to enjoy nature is waking though all the erskineville laneways during jacaranda season – it is my most favourite time of year because it is that beautiful (it also helps that all my favourite bars are near there and I can wine time post stroll) and I would loveeee to attend the FBI event x x

  5. Tien Dong says:

    Mitchell Orr is 2010 winner of Young Chef of the Year. He is funky and
    to taste his canapes would be a great experience I would love to win. It
    would be like having a taste of the future.
    I enjoy nature by relaxing and ‘Wine’ down to some DJ beats and vinos in
    the newest and coolest wine venue in Sydney. What better way to spend
    a night! Love Winehouse. I would like to win any. Not too fussy.

  6. Anh Du says:

    Sitting in the backyard while watching the sunset with a bottle Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc in a ice bucket. And chilling with my glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
    (S)auvignon Blanc
    (T)his is a vibrant and lively wine
    (O)n it’s own, it’s great or goes well with a nice piece of Salmon
    (N)ice balance and pleasing finish
    (E)legant and juicy flavours, you can smell the passionfruit and white-nectarine aromatics
    (L)ight straw in color with subtle green highlights
    (E)asy to drink
    (I)t tastes great served with a couple blocks of ice
    (G)rape-fruity crisp finish
    (H)ello match made in heaven
    I am happy to go on any dates!

  7. Melissa says:

    My favourite way to enjoy nature is to go hiking through the Blue Mountains – there’s so much variety of flora and fauna due to the changing altitude, and it’s an escape from the ‘real world’ in the city.

    Stoneleigh No.50 looks exactly the same, which is why I’d love to go – the house has been transformed into a surreal fairy grotto, as far removed from the ‘real world’ as hiking in the bush. Plus, there’s the added benefit of wine! I could attend on both November 16th and 27th.

  8. fongt says:

    My favourite way to enjoy nature is going for walk along the beaches and taking in the beautiful sun rays. You never know who you might meet as well. I met Evie from Home and Away last week. Walking along the beach wearing no shoes, to take in the sand and nature and listening to the waves crashing. Then at the end of the day sitting back with some nice wine and oysters. I would prefer the VIP Fbi Closing Party. Thanks

  9. Natalie Grenfell says:

    My favourite way to enjoy nature is to sit on the beach overlooking the water, listening to the waves crash with a chilled glass of wine in hand. I would prefer november 16. Fingers crossed.

  10. Lara Schilling says:

    Living in suburbia, near a bunch of parks, I get to just sit around in my yard, watching my newly adopted dog chase birds. Maybe with a cigarette in one hand, maybe just getting some fresh air, but yard time is happy time.