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
96/100 Cameron Douglas MS
"A complete bouquet of Chardonnay - smoky and mysterious, wet stone and gun flint, white peach, sweet lemon sweet flowers and oak scents of cashew and sweet spicy vanillin. Overall complex and seductive. Dry on the palate with fruit flavours that reflect the nose as a medley of white stone and crisp sweet and sour apple then noticeable spices and flavours or oak. A fine fine tannin texture, medium acidity and long finish with complexity and loads of charm. A delicious wine. Great day one, two and three." Drink 2019 - 2024
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously expressed, the bouquet shows nectarine, rockmelon, lemon peel, nougat and brioche characters with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is superbly weighted and expansive with terrific fruit power and elegant oak infusion, leading to an impressively long delicious finish. www.greywacke.com. Dec 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
94/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Elegant, lively chardonnay with ginger, toasted nut, white peach, citrus-lime and some struck flint savoury character. A clever interplay of fruit and winemaking artefact. 29 FEB 2020." Drink 2019 - 2023
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