Greystone, Muddy Water and Thistle Ridge 2013 Releases

The Thomas family who own the Greystone, Muddy Water and Thistle Ridge labels in the Waipara Valley are finding great success with all of their brands, putting them among the leading producers in the district. The 2012 wines from a cooler and what is regarded as a relatively challenging vintage have captured many top awards, and now come the 2013s, deemed an outstanding year. No doubt, expectations will be high! I feel winemaker Dom Maxwell has been in his stride over the last couple of years, and even better things are in the works. Here, I review a selection of 2013 wines from the Thomas family. The aromatic wines show a greater degree of elegance and finesse, along with the increasing incorporation of minerally complexities in nominated labels for diversity in the ranges of wines under the different brands. The wines have retained brilliant acidity and freshness. www.greystonewines.co.nz


  • Greystone ‘Sand Dollar’ Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2013
  • Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2013
  • Greystone ‘Sea Star’ Waipara Valley Riesling 2013
  • Muddy Water ‘James Hardwick’ Waipara Riesling 2013
  • Thistle Ridge Waipara Chardonnay 2013
  • Thistle Ridge Waipara Pinot Noir 2013

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