Welcome to Greywacke e-cellar door
Greywacke (pronounced greywacky) is the wine label of the Judd family and the name of New Zealand’s most abundant bedrock. The understated grey river stones are found throughout Marlborough’s rivers and alluvial vineyard soils. The name was adopted in 1993 by Kevin & Kimberley for their first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura, in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke stones in the soil.
Since 2009 the Judds have adopted a 'keeping it small and hands on' approach at Greywacke, using minimal intervention winemaking to create wines with individuality and personality. The Greywacke team are passionate about creating wines with concentration and texture, aiming for subtle, ripe, delicious-drinking styles, this is achieved by targeting modest fruit yields and meticulously managing the vine canopy to provide ample sunlight exposure to the grapes - ensuring ripeness of flavour, textural richness and optimum acid balance.
The fruit is sourced from mature vineyards within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys sub-regions. All vineyards are sustainably managed with substantial and increasing proportions coming from organically farmed sites. From 2018 Greywacke has been accredited with AMW status (Appellation Marlborough Wine) ensuring provenance, authenticity and integrity.
GREYWACKE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020
Seductive bouquet of wildflowers and minerals, a fine leesy complexity and fresh aromas and flavours of citrus, peach tea and sweet hay. Crisp, refreshing, fruity and dry with fine texture. Just enough concentration of flavour to contrast the fresh herb notes and salivating acidity. Well-made and long.
95 Points Cameron Douglas MS, DECANTER.COM
NED GOODWIN MW
GREYWACKE PINOT GRIS 2018
A delicious gris of optimal ripeness, compelling precision and superlative textural detail. Spiced quince, baked golden apple and nashi pear granita. Star anise and cinnamon notes roll long on the crest of juicy phenolics and dutiful freshness. Weighty, intensely flavoured and immensely versatile. In the vein of the best of Alsace or better, Baden. Gris as it should be executed. A dollop of sweetness finds an effortless confluence with the grip and verve. This would be stunning with venison, roasted pork loin with fruits, or SE Asian inspired pork belly.
GREYWACKE WILD SAUVIGNON 2018
Just wow. Perfumed, bold, expressive and very aromatically complex with ripe guava, white peach, lime skin and funky, gunflint 'sauvage' elements providing edge and intrigue. A rich dry, textural wine with salivating acidity providing both structure and freshness. Our top scoring Sauvignon after days of tasting for very good reason.
97 Points WINERATER.CO.NZ