Greystone Wines

Monday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

376 Omihi Road, Waipara

03-314 6100

It’s one thing to talk the talk about good food and wine and another thing to walk that talk. But when it comes to Greystone Wines’ talk: organic, hand-crafted, exceptional wines and a true passion for their land, they’re doing a heck of a lot of walking.

Nestled amongst Waipara’s Teviotdale hills, Greystone Wines is an organic winery committed to producing beautiful wine which honours the land it was grown from. Winemaker Dom Maxwell has been with Greystone from day one and in 2018 he was awarded New Zealand Winemaker of the year by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine – an accolade that sits among dozens of others awarded to the winery.

Everything is done onsite at Greystone – from growing to vinification to bottling to labelling and even composting their own grape skins. And unlike other wineries in New Zealand where flash restaurants and glitzy cellar doors rule the roost, Greystone is really all about the wine and helping people become as passionate as they are about it. Visitors to the cellar door can enjoy tasting and learning about special releases and aged wines or sit in the sunshine with a delicious platter (we’re talking Karikaas leyden and gouda cheese, honeycomb, pickle, charcuterie, Rachel Scott ciabatta and much more) and a glass or two of their favourite drop.

And for those wanting to see first-hand the true essence of Greystone, guided tours of the winery and vineyard offer a fascinating snapshot of the exciting things going on in the vines and in the wines. Starting in the vineyard talking about growing and different varieties, the tour then moves through to the winery where visitors are able to taste wine straight from the barrel and to finish, a trip to Greystone’s private wine tasting den for a tasting of current release wines and a platter to match.

Words by Jane Lyons & Photography by Nancy Zhou

376 Omihi Road, Waipara

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