Established in 2004, Greystone draws its name from the steep and unique limestone clay hills in Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. With the aim of making exceptional wines from its unique terroir, since 2014, Greystone has managed its 33-hectare vineyard organically. Impressively for a relatively young wine company, Greystone has twice won Decanter trophies for Best Pinot Noir as well as earning the ranking of Top New Zealand Chardonnay in 2018. More recently, Greystone was Raymond Chan’s 2018 Winery of the Year and winemaker, Dom Maxwell, was named 2018 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine.
This is the kind of plush Chardonnay that’s creeping back into fashion at last… Golden in colour, it opens up in the glass to reveal stone fruit, citrus and subtle oak flavours, underscored by minerality from the limestone soils. Extremely classy. Decanter Magazine – 92 points.