RAISING THE BAR FOR NZ SYRAH

#wesaysyrah We are proud to join 12 other New Zealand Syrah producers in a collective bid to raise awareness about one of this country’s great wines. A wine tasting at Caro’s in Auckland, on Tuesday October 31, was followed by an open floor discussion between the wine producers and a number of the nation’s top wine writers, commentators, buyers and trade, about how to increase the profile of a great, if not yet fully appreciated, New Zealand wine. There was unanimous agreement in the room that the Syrah tasted was of exceptional standards and that the world deserves to know more about such wines. New Zealand Syrah is no stranger to praise. It has been widely acclaimed by international critics for many years, with Tim Atkin MW claiming it has the same potential for greatness as Pinot Noir. “There may only be 1,500 acres of Syrah in New Zealand, compared with nearly 10,000 of Pinot Noir, but in my view the two varieties have equal potential for greatness, “Tim wrote. Bob Campbell MW brought up the staggering fact at the Auckland gathering that NZ Syrah has won the majority of the last 16 years in the Six Nations competition (www.sixnationswine.com.au) for the Syrah/Shiraz category when judged against some of the best examples from Australia, USA, Argentina, Chile and South Africa. The group, ‘We Say Syrah’, is planning to develop events and tastings around New Zealand and the world, with a renewed focus on educating people about what great Syrah from NZ tastes like. The group of 13 wineries are aiming to develop a larger audience of NZ syrahphiles and growth in the category. The wineries involved: Greystone Dry River Man ‘O War Fromm Bilancia Trinity Hill Craggy Range Elephant Hill Goldie Villa Maria Rod McDonald Ant McKenzie Ash Ridge View Greystone 2015 Syrah. Limited stock available.

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RAISING THE BAR FOR NZ SYRAH

#wesaysyrah We are proud to join 12 other New Zealand Syrah producers in a collective bid to rais...

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GREYSTONE WINES BECOMES EXCLUSIVE WINE SPONSOR OF CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY

We're proud to announce our new partnership with the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, as their exclusive wine sponsor. We are a long supporter of the arts and believe in the power of art to transform a city.  “The gallery's reopening was a milestone in the revitalisation of the central city, and the Christchurch Art Gallery is acclaimed around the world for the quality of their exhibitions. We’re incredibly proud we can support them in such a way especially given that all our wines are grown in North Canterbury,” said Nik Mavromatis, Greystone's General Manager of Sales and Marketing. Jenny Harper, Christchurch Art Gallery Director said, “Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu are delighted to partner with Greystone Wines, to help the Gallery become New Zealand’s best-loved and most-visited art gallery. Greystone Wines are celebrated nationally and internationally, and represent the very best of Canterbury. We are very happy to work with them going forward.”

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GREYSTONE WINES BECOMES EXCLUSIVE WINE SPONSOR OF CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY

We're proud to announce our new partnership with the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu,...

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GREYSTONE WINE NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPAN

Greystone Wines, one of New Zealand’s premium wine producers, will now be available in Japan through Daiho Trading. Daiho Trading has begun importing a selection of premium wines and has added the acclaimed winery Greystone to its portfolio. General Manager of Greystone Wines, Nik Mavromatis said the opportunity to export wine to Japan is very exciting. “Japan has long been one of our key targets and we have a number of visitors to our cellardoor from Japan. We visited last year as part of NZ Winegrowers events and presented at seminars in Kanazawa, Kyoto and Tokyo. The response was brilliant and we look forward to spending more time in Japan ”. Greystone Wines was established in 2004 and in that short time have twice won Decanter Trophies for best Pinot Noir, been named New Zealand Organic Vineyard of the Year and won the Air NZ trophy for best Riesling and best Pinot Noir . Most recently two of their wines have been chosen as part of the “Fine Wines of New Zealand” programme sponsored by Air New Zealand to find the top 50 wines of New Zealand.

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GREYSTONE WINE NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPAN

Greystone Wines, one of New Zealand’s premium wine producers, will now be available in Japan thro...

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GREYSTONE LAUNCHES NORTH CANTERBURY-INSPIRED WINE

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new North Canterbury-inspired wine, Nor’Wester by Greystone. “As demand grows beyond our vineyard’s production size, we decided to make a wine curated from a selection of the finest Pinot Noir grapes we could find across North Canterbury. An approach which is inspired by the tradition of Negociant houses of Burgundy,” said Dom Maxwell, Winemaker of Greystone Wines. “We found three vineyards that offered incredibly high quality with a variety of soil types. We think showcasing a blend of these highlights the best of North Canterbury Pinot Noir, while still meeting the Greystone standard of uncompromising quality.” Nor’Wester by Greystone is named after one of New Zealand’s most notorious gales. Born in the heart of the Southern Alps, the wind accelerates down the valleys east of the Main Divide and roars out across the Canterbury plains. This hot and dry wind has formed a unique terroir in the Waipara Valley over millennia, a terroir Greystone strives to capture with this wine. “The wind helps protect against disease pressure in the vineyards,” says Nick Gill, Head Viticulturist and General Manager.” It’s a mixed blessing for the growers as it also dries the vines and leaves us with smaller berries with thicker skins- great for concentration in the final wine. So for fans who love a richer style of Pinot Noir it’s a great thing.” Greystone Winemaker, Dom Maxwell, adds “We believe we have made the quintessential North Canterbury Pinot Noir. It has a powerful, savoury palate of soft dry tannins, integrated with rich plum and raisin fruit flavours and a long and lingering mouthfeel.” Click here to buy your Nor'Wester By Greystone, Pinot Noir  

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GREYSTONE LAUNCHES NORTH CANTERBURY-INSPIRED WINE

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new North Canterbury-inspired wine, Nor’Wester by ...

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GREYSTONE PUREPOD ON AUSTRALIA'S TV TRAVEL SHOW GETAWAY. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Greystone Wines and PurePods are proud to present their debut on Australia’s longest-running network television programme, Getaway: https://vimeo.com/222612726 The four-minute segment showcases Greystone PurePod – a luxurious eco-cabin made almost entirely of glass which sits inconspicuously above Greystone’s vineyard. The Greystone PurePod is one of six stories showcasing a collection of South Island’s top tourism attractions, which are still relatively unknown to the Australian tourism market. Last year alone, Getaway attracted more than 10.5 million viewers in Australia. Tony Saunders, Tourism New Zealand’s General Manager, Australia, says it is a real bonus to secure such a high impact broadcast which meets all Tourism New Zealand’s objectives. “These stories reinforce our efforts to encourage travellers to visit more regions and to travel outside the peak season. The features also support our South Island campaign to encourage more Australians to take a self-drive holiday”. The PurePod’s construction is designed to be minimally invasive on the land it is constructed on. The lighting, filtration and heating systems are all powered by solar panels, backed up with a bio-fuel capable water heater. There are four PurePods scattered around Canterbury, all of which are remote, minimalist, sustainable and have a surreal dreamlike ambiance which ensures guests get the immersive nature experience they hope for. Greystone Wines general manager, Nick Gill, says “North Canterbury offers an incredible range of world-class food, wine and accommodation, much of which are off the beaten track. We hope the show will garner more interest from our local and international visitors.” You can book a night in the Greystone PurePod here: https://www.purepods.com/location/greystone/

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GREYSTONE PUREPOD ON AUSTRALIA'S TV TRAVEL SHOW GETAWAY. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Greystone Wines and PurePods are proud to present their debut on Australia’s longest-running netw...

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