Nestled within the renowned wine region of Marlborough, New Zealand, lies Greywacke Winery - a hidden gem easily overlooked by casual wine enthusiasts. Established by Kevin Judd, one of Marlborough’s first pioneering winemakers, Greywacke (pronounced "grey-wacky") is not a typical winery. It has established a stellar global reputation for its luscious, meticulously crafted wines.
The name Greywacke itself is derived from the high prevalence of greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard. These stones contribute significantly to the intense flavour profile for which Greywacke’s wines are celebrated.
Amidst the picturesque landscape, Greywacke thrives on sustainable viticulture - carefully nurturing vineyards without chemical intervention, promoting biodiversity, and working in harmony with the landscape. Besides the winery, Kevin’s keen interest in photography captures the art of winemaking and the untouched beauty of the environment that nourishes Greywacke’s grapes.
Exquisite flavours and extraordinary quality characterise Greywacke’s portfolio. Specialising in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, they also produce remarkable Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and late harvest wines. Their Sauvignon Blanc boasts a benchmark style, with its multidimensional richness, vibrant acidity, and lingering finish. It's an epitome of the regional expression. Whereas, the Greywacke Pinot Noir, presents a complex array of ripe fruit flavours balanced with delicate tannins and a touch of savouriness.
Undeniably, Greywacke is a boutique winery where an appreciation for terroir-based craftsmanship is fostered. The result is a range of wines that are truly reflective of their regional typicity: intense, vibrant and richly expressive. Notably, Greywacke wines have received multiple awards and accolades, testifying their commitment to quality and sustainable practices.
Maybe you're in Marlborough to savour a glass of their internationally acclaimed wines, or perhaps you're starting a wine collection; whatever the reason, Greywacke winery offers an unforgettable experience. The idyllic locale, the world-class wines and the aura of a deep-rooted passion for winemaking – it’s a must-visit on any dedicated wine lover's itinerary. After all, they say "Wine is a journey, not a destination".
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