In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased a farm on the Omihi hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyard. From the outset there was one goal; to realise exceptional wines from the unique terroir. By 2004 with the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they'd planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes. Dom Maxwell became our winemaker and a team was formed in the pursuit of realising the potential of this exceptional site.In 2008 the first wine was produced from here and over the years Greystone has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand's best wineries. We love this region and with our wines we aim to capture the essence of this site and reflect this in every bottle of Greystone.Greystone draws its name from the unique limestone conglomerate that we find as the bedrock on which our vine roots grow in. A limestone mix of fossils, sea shells and small pebbles that have been fused together through the seismic movement of North Canterbury.Over time this ancient seabed has been pushed and folded upwards to form the Teviotdale Hills. Pinot Noir famously loves soils with limestone and thus different clones, aspects and blocks were planted to see what was capable from this bare land. As the soil changes down the slope we've also planted Chardonnay and Riesling. Further on the flat we have Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.
Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Noir Chardonnay Riesling Pinot Gris Syrah
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Winemaker Dom Maxwell started with Greystone in 2004 as a Vineyard Hand after completing his degree in Viticulture and Oneology. Dom, then went on to become Greystone's Winemaker and in 2011 New Zealand's Winestate Winemaker of the Year. Passionate about making wines reflective of their terroir, Dom's attention to detail provide us with exceptional, yet perfectly restrained wines. Keen on cricket, biking, snowboarding and spending time with his family, Dom is also known for making cheese and establishing his herb gardens.
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