Greywacke (pronounced ‘grey-wacky’) is the name given to the grey sedimentary rock that characterises much of the soil in this estate’s vineyard. The winery was founded in 2009, and is the brainchild of Kevin Judd, former winemaker of Cloudy Bay for 25 years. The Greywacke portfolio is primarily based on two varieties, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, the sauvignon blanc being produced in two distinctly different styles. In addition to this core range of three wines, there are also limited edition releases of chardonnay, and three aromatic varieties – pinot gris, riesling and gewruztraminer.

Tasting Notes

It’s pale straw in color, with a reductive notes of nuts, charred toast and lemon pith, the grass and herbal notes taking a back seat. The palate is ready in texture, buoyed by crystalline acidity. There’s length, balance and a long lemony finish. A solid pairing with rich, herb-flecked dishes.