In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased a farm on the Omihi hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyard. From the outset there was one goal; to realise exceptional wines from the unique terroir. By 2004 with the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they’d planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes. Dom Maxwell became our winemaker and a team was formed in the pursuit of realising the potential of this exceptional site. The north facing limestone hills slope down to clay – the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration. 

In early 2014 they began the conversion from conventional to organic viticulture and obtained full certification in late 2016. From vintage 2017, Greystone Wines are 100% certified organic. 

Greystone manages its 40-hectare vineyard organically, vinifies naturally – with very minimal intervention – and bottled on site. The vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices to achieve the best end product. 

By allowing the wine to ferment with indigenous vineyard yeasts and be at the mercy of the weather, we are able to make wine which is wholly expressive of place and time.