Greywacke (pronounced Grey-wacky) is the name of New Zealand’s abundant bedrock. Found in riverbeds throughout Marlborough, these round, grey stones are a key factor to the success of Marlborough a a wine region, attracting the heat, reflecting sunlight into the vines and allowing free drainage. These factors help fruit to develop with great flavour concentration and striking aromatic intensity, factors that we know and love in our Marlborough wines!
Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers whose career is intrinsically linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine. He was the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay – the winery that put New Zealand on the wine map. He oversaw 25 vintages there and then started his own winery, Greywacke to fulfil a long held dream.