Greywacke is not just one of the finest Premium Wine Companies in New Zealand it is also the name of the Country's most abundant bedrock. Greywacke is a grey river stone found throughout Marlborough’s rivers and helps provide a vital part of the 'Terroir' in the alluvial vineyard soils.
Established by Kevin Judd and his family back in the late 2000s the business is very much a family affair. Already exporting their wines all over the world, their ethos is to 'keep it simple and hands-on' with their small and dedicated team running everything from the Headquarters in the Omaka Valley situated in Marlborough.
Greywacke's fruit is sourced from ever maturing vineyards which are, like much of New Zealand's viticultural area, managed in a Sustainable way with increasing proportions being farmed with Organic practices. Meticulous canopy management is carried out at these prime sites to best use the sunlight, heat and exposure to develop the grapes so that they deliver depth of flavour, freshness, richness and perfect acid balance as well as a sense of place in the finished wine.
Minimal intervention winemaking is practised so as to create wines with personality and individuality. Wild yeast fermentations are used to find the next level of savouriness in the flavour profile and to build on the structure and texture. The Greywacke range has grown off the back of the big two South Island varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The Sauvignon Blanc is produced in two distinctly different styles one with cultured yeasts for consistency and the other with wild yeasts. There are limited releases of a stunning Chardonnay, an intense, crisp, fresh, glorious Riesling and a spectacularly flavourful Pinot Gris. Completing the the line-up is a luscious and exceedingly characterful Botrytis Pinot Gris. Kevin Judd's vineyard photography provides the distinctive labels for his wines.
Greywacke is accredited with AMW status (Appellation Marlborough Wine), ensuring provenance, authenticity and integrity. All of their wines are made with varieties grown and vinified utilising techniques which achieve specific styles. The objective is to deliver harmonious balance and structure to marry beautifully with the intensity of flavour.
Discover just one of our Collection of Greywacke Wines and you will quickly want to try the rest of the delicious range. Don't forget, if you're looking for a particular wine, please reach out to our team who'll be happy to help. Alternatively you can always explore our Wine Discovery Guide or Wine Collections for some inspiration.