Presented by local wine guru and writer Yvonne Lorkin, Greylands Ridge was featured on Thirsty Work on August 22nd, 2012 as shown above.
Greylands Ridge Vineyard welcomes all visitors to our website, and hope that you enjoy the journey through our pages as much as you will savour the taste of our Pinot Noir Vintages which you can find out more about by reading on or by ordering a bottle or case of our wine.
Pinot Noir may be the toughest grape to grow, but the effort is well worth the investment. It is a fickle grape that demands optimum growing conditions, demanding warm days consistently supported by cool evenings. The climate found in Central Otago, New Zealand is proving to be ideal for producing an excellent wine as the climatic conditions epitomise the Pinot Noir's requirements.
Wine: Black gold - By Jo Burzynska - Feb 20 NZ Herald
In the 1860s, Frenchman Jean Desire Feraud travelled to Central Otago's Alexandra district in search of gold, and went on to establish the region's first winery. The gold proved more profitable than wine for Feraud - at a time when beer was the beverage of choice - but nowadays, wine has emerged as one of the area's real treasures.
With another wonderful year of wine drinking ahead, Bob Campbell master of wine picks his favourite New Zealand wines and tells you why they are better than the rest.
Our wines are regularly reviewed by people such as Charmian Smith from the ODT, Peter Saunders in the Food and Beverage - Behind the Bars magazine, Cameron Douglas, Master of Wine, Yvonne Lorkin for Dish magazine, Raymond Chan and Sam Kim from Wine Orbit. Read what they had to say on our reviews page.
3% of all sales of Ridgeback Alex Pinot Noir 2008 is donated to the NZ SPCA. This wine was name after the Medlicott family's Ridgeback/cross SPCA "pound puppy" Alexander (1990 - 2004). His rocky cairn lies on a small ridge overlooking the back block of the vineyard and on his plaque is a quote from Lord Byron.
If you wish to support the SPCA buy some "Alex" pinot noir now.
Our 2014 May newsletter is now online. Read it here to see what we have been up to.
Gold Medal !!
Greylands Ridge Pinot Noir 2012 awarded PURE ELITE GOLD at Air New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner in Queenstown 23/11/2013. Runner up to trophy wine in its class.
Award winning New Zealand artist and art tutor Jane Kellahan has been selected to represent our range of wines. Tastings and studio visits are available by appointment in Wellington. For more information please visit www.janekellahan.co.nz
Greylands Ridge encourages the responsible use of its products and always endeavours to contribute to the reduction of Alcohol abuse. Customers must declare they are over the age of 18 years of age to purchase our products on the website. The use of credit cards ensures this. The type of wine produced and the pricing structure also does not encourage excessive or underage consumption.