Greywacke – 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Wild Sauvignon and 2019 Pinot Noir


NZ Sauvignon Blanc has had huge success since the 80s, it is the most planted and exported variety in NZ. Over the years, whilst a small group of winemakers are trying to keep up the quality and integral of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the bulk wine market has done some damage to the overseas markets, and sommeliers have become nay-sayers to NZ Sauvignon Blanc. If you are one of them, who's losing faith in NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2021 will restore it and make you fall in love with NZ Sauvignon Blanc again. The intensity and layers of flavour are remarkable, truly exciting!

A snippet of Kevin's 2021 vintage report:

2020 winter in Marlborough was abnormally dry and warm, leading to an early spring and budburst ahead of normal. A few frosts coincided with the early budburst, led to reduced crop in some sites. Then cool, wet weather during flowering affected fruit set across the region and hot, dry conditions during summer further compounded the already reduced yields. The warm summer and moderate crops brought an early harvest. A small harvest produced vibrant flavours from a slightly warmer season than average, totalling 1360 GDD.

The Wild Sauvignon is arguably the signature wine for Greywacke, as it incorporates 30 years of developing an alternative and more complex style of Sauvignon Blanc. Kevin Judd began bottling an experimental wine with the 1992 vintage at Cloudy Bay, using grapes from the vineyard he and his wife Kimberley owned at the time. The wine, one of Marlborough's most sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc, sits comfortably in the upper echelon of the region. Complex, spicy and wild.



  • Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Marlborough
  • Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2019, Marlborough
  • Greywacke Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough

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