250 Upper Bench Road
Veteran fruit growers Keith and Lynn Holman, after opening the Spiller fruit winery, started their move into grape wine production with Mistral early in 2005. At the same time, they purchased neighbouring Benchland Winery, now renamed Stonehill.
The wineries share the same winemaker and production facilities. The mandate here is to make big barrel-aged reds and barrel-aged whites – wines that are built for long-term cellaring. The Holmans’ target market includes the growing number of consumers that are building cellars of fine wines. The Holman Lang group is in the process of hiring a new winemaker.