Established on the slopes of the Teviotdale Hills in the Waipara Valley, Greystone was purchased by the Thomas Family in 2000. Originally an old sheep farm, they were drawn to this particular location in Omihi because of the amazing rolling limestone hills.
Those who visit Greystone are treated to award-winning wines and an exceptional menu built with ingredients foraged from throughout North Canterbury. Known for its handcrafted, organic and natural ferments, every step of Greystone’s winemaking process is completed onsite. This must-visit winery was one of the first wineries to succeed with natural ferments as well as the first to ferment Pinot Noir in the vineyard.
In addition to opening their sleek new cellar door in early 2020 the talented Greystone team has also recently launched a Pétillant Naturel and new label to boot. Pet Nat, as it’s often called, is an ancient method of making sparkling wine where the wine is bottled before completing its first fermentation.
It’s highly recommended that guests book in for the full experience at Greystone’s new restaurant. Dishes change with the seasons and you can expect elements of the immediate environment to be incorporated in unexpected ways. If you’re not super hungry, there’s also the option to taste wines alongside a selection of delicious cheeses. Either way, you really can’t go wrong.
For one of the most unique Waipara experiences, look no further than Greystone. Quality wine, food and people merge to provide visitors both new and old with a phenomenal experience. Whether you’ve lived in Canterbury all your life or are just visiting for a few days, make sure to add Greystone to your list. You won’t be disappointed.