Named after New Zealand’s prolific bedrock, Greywacke is the personal venture of Kevin Judd (AKA Marlborough’s pioneer winemaker).
What style do you think characterises the pinot of your region?
Pinot noir from the Southern Valleys subregion in Marlborough (where we make Greywacke pinot) tend to produce intensely fragrant wines with rich, ripe red and black fruit, spice and supple tannins… when they’re done well, they’re delicious!
Tell us three things we need to know about your region?
- Marlborough is the sunniest location in NZ (well most years anyway!)
- On a clear day from the top of our main pinot vineyard overlooking the Brancott and Ben Morven Valleys you can see Wellington (in the North Island)… we’re really close to the coast.
- If you dug a hole to the other side of the world you would pop out somewhere in the north of Spain!
What’s the one thing we must do in your region?
Kick off the day with a coffee at Ritual Cafe. Then grab a bike, jump on the Taylor River path and head out to The Burleigh for one of their world famous pies! All fuelled up and rearing to go, cycle out to a bunch of your favourite wineries before stopping for lunch at local favourite, Wairau River Wines restaurant. Take a swim in Wairau River (ask a local for the best swimming spots) and book yourself in to the fantastic Arbour restaurant for dinner… with all that hard work on the bike you’ll have earned it!
If not you, who else should people try?
Dog Point, Fromm, Folium… the list is long!
When no one is watching, you drink…
Your pinots are best for…
Your pinots are best paired with…
What song should we listen to when driving to the winery?
What song should we listen to when driving away and onto the next one?
The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…