Greywacke is the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, and the fulfilment of a long held dream. The name Greywacke was adopted by Kevin and his wife Kimberley for their first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura, named in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard. Kevin registered the name back in 1993 with the vague notion that he might one day want to use it on a wine label of his own. This quality focused winemaking venture sources fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys. These prime viticultural sites are cultivated using yield restricting vineyard management techniques and intense canopy management regimes. A number of the vineyards are owned by the Sutherland family, while complementary grape parcels are acquired from additional select sites, all located within these sub-regions. The wines are made by Kevin at Dog Point Winery in the lower Brancott Valley, a facility extended to him by long-standing friends and industry colleagues, Ivan Sutherland and James Healy.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2014 vintage)
"Made from grapes grown in the Southern Valley, this is a beautifully styled pinot; the inviting bouquet shows dark cherry, smoked game, clove, cedar and violet characters, followed by a refined palate that is filled with attractive fruit intensity and seductive savoury complexity. The wine is harmonious and flowing, and finishes superbly long and silky. At its best: now to 2020. $48.00. www.greywacke.com. Jan 2017." Drink 2017 - 2020
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 vintage)
"Grown at elevated sites in the Southern Valleys, hand-harvested and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (40 per cent new), the 2014 vintage (5*) is deep ruby and richly fragrant, with mouthfilling body and strong, plummy, spicy flavours. Still youthful, it is concentrated, very sweet-fruited and savoury, with buried tannins and impressive richness, complexity and harmony. Best drinking 2018+." Drink 2017 - 2022
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