After searching the world for the perfect place to grow cool-climate wines, the Thomas family established the Greystone Vineyard on the slopes of the Teviotdale hills in the Waipara Valley in 2004. They planted 39 hectares of the 153 hectare property of predominantly north-westerly facing land, concentrating on matching blocks with clones and varieties. There were many options with a range of altitudes from 60m to 150m above sea level and soil profiles from light clays through to those rich in limestone content. While Pinot Noir makes up over 60% of the plantings they could see the potential for other varieties in the region and planted blocks of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and even a small block of Syrah.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Rich, appealing, creamy-textured chardonnay with layers of white peach, lanolin, ginger, brioche and subtle spicy flavours. A seamless, integrated wine that defines subtle power. So approachable now it's hard to imaging it getting any better, but that's an exciting possibility." Drink 2020 - 2024
5 Stars Winestate Magazine
"Already very expressive, this organically certified wine was hand-picked, barrel-fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (20% new). Bright, light yellow, it is weighty and fleshy, with concentrated, ripe, peachy, slightly citrusy flavours, fresh acidity and a finely textured, long finish. Best drinking 2021+."
94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)
"It is wonderfully composed and gloriously complex on the nose showing ripe stone fruit, mango, vanilla and cedar characters with nuances of butterscotch and flint. The palate is concentrated and succulent, offering plush mouthfeel and creamy texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. Multi-layered and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2024. $38.00. www.greystonewines.co.nz. Feb 2019."
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