Welcome to Greystone



"Over half the Greystone wines I've tasted have earned a score of 90 points of more. That makes this high flying Waipara winery one of the country's top producers"

Bob Campbell MW | Gourmet Traveller WINE


In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased an old sheep farm on the Omihi hills because of its amazing rolling limestone hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyards. From the outset there was one goal; to realise exceptional wines from the unique limestone terroir. By 2004 with the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they’d planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes. Dom Maxwell became our winemaker and a team was formed in the pursuit of realising the potential of this exceptional site. The north facing limestone hills slope down to clay – the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration.

In 2008 the first wine was produced from here and over the years Greystone has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best wineries. We love this region and with our wines we aim to capture the essence of this site and reflect this in every bottle of Greystone. Read more about us here.


"Imagine if you found the perfect soil, climate and environment to grow wine, but no-one had ever planted there before?
If your passion was wine and north canterbury (your turangawaewae) you would pursue to combine the two and capture it in a glass.
This passion inspires us to farm organically and ferment wild to truly express our land."
Nick Gill | Founding Viticulturist


Raymond Chan, New Zealand Winery of the Year 2018: Greystone Wines

Gourmet Traveller, New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2018: Dom Maxwell

Decanter Magazine, Most Exciting Wines of 2017: 2016 Pinot Gris (ranked as best Pinot Gris and 20th overall out of 173 wines)

2018 Greystone Riesling

95 Points - Bob Campbell MW
Medium-dry riesling with apricot, peach, lime, grapefruit, citrus and floral rose petal. Subtle sweetness is perfectly balanced by tangy acidity giving the wine delicious tension. Smooth-textured with a lengthy finish.

2018 Greystone Pinot Noir

95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
95 Points - Sam Kim Wineorbit.com
5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
93 Points Bob Campbell MW

2019 Greystone Sauvignon Blanc

Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper)
94 Pts -Wine Orbit Sam Kim
5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

2020 Greystone Pinot Noir

18/20- Raymond Chan
95 pts Cam Douglas MS
94 pts Sam Kim Wine Orbit

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