Greylands Ridge Pinot Noir – The Medlicott’s Dream

08-Jun-2012
Greylands Ridge is the wine dream of Pat and Judy Medlicott, orthopaedic surgeon and high school dean respectively, who resigned their professional jobs in New Plymouth to return to the South Island to develop a 4.2 ha vineyard devoted to Pinot Noir on Letts Gully Road, Alexandra, The first half of the vineyard was planted with ungrafted vines in 2002 and the remainded the next year with phylloxera resistant roostock. The first vintage was the 2006, with around 650 cases made. A good season is envisaged to yield up to 1,700 cases. Two tiers of Pinot Noir table wine, the Ridgeback ‘Alex' and ‘Greylands Ridge' are made and are complemented by a rosé with a blanc de noir wine to be added to the portfolio. Robyn Sim is the viticulturist who tends the 2.4 ha ‘Anders' main block, while Pat and Judy look after the 1.8 ha ‘Lachlan' home block. The Medlicott's winemaker is Antony Worch, originally from Alsace, and the wine is made at the new Alexandra Vintners facility. www.greylandsridge.co.nz

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