An Evening with Greywacke

This October

We are delighted to welcome Kevin Judd of Greywacke Wines to co-host a special evening in The Carriage House at Adare Manor.

Founder of Greywacke, Judd will be joined by Resort Wine & Spirit's Manager of Adare Manor, Jurica Gojevic, on Thursday 24th October 2019.

Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers whose career is intrinsically linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine. Kevin was born in England and grew up in Australia, where he studied winemaking at Roseworthy College and first made wine at Reynella in South Australia.

He moved to New Zealand in 1983 and joined Selaks Wines. Subsequently, he became the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, a pivotal role during which he directed the company’s first 25 vintages. In 2009 he established his own label, Greywacke, named after New Zealand’s prolific bedrock.

Alongside winemaking, Kevin has developed a parallel career in photography. For over two decades his evocative images have appeared in countless publications worldwide. His first book was the The Colour of Wine , a photographic essay on the vineyards of Marlborough. His second book The Landscape of New Zealand Wine was published in 2009 to considerable acclaim.

The Carriage House

On Thursday, 24th October, the event will be hosted in The Carriage House Terrace, overlooking the beautiful surroundings of the resort and The Golf Course at Adare Manor.  The evening will commence at 6.00pm with canapés upon arrival. Following the canapes, guests will be invited to enjoy a specially chosen menu created for the evening by Head Chef John O’Leary, The Carriage House.  This special menu will include Cep carpaccio, hazelnut dressing, frisse; Seabass, spinach, chardonnay grapes, caviar beurre blanc; Seared buck breast, butternut squash puree, beetroot, blackberry gastrique; and Lemon Tart. Jurica and Kevin have also selected a series of special wines, which are expertly paired with the evening’s menu.  Wines chosen include:  Wild Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay; Pinot Noir; Botrytis Pinot Gris.

Tickets to this event are €85 per person.

For guests wishing to reserve a place, please contact our Guest Relations team on 061 605 200 or by emailing below.

About Greywacke

A Wine of New Zealand

Greywacke is the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, and the fulfilment of a long held dream. The name Greywacke was adopted by Kevin and his wife Kimberley for their first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura, named in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard. Kevin registered the name back in 1993 with the vague notion that he might one day want to use it on a wine label of his own.

This quality focused winemaking venture sources fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys. These prime viticultural sites are cultivated using yield restricting vineyard management techniques and intense canopy management regimes. A number of the vineyards are owned by the Sutherland family, while complementary grape parcels are acquired from additional select sites, all located within these sub-regions.

The wines are made by Kevin at Dog Point Winery in the lower Brancott Valley, a facility extended to him by long-standing friends and industry colleagues, Ivan Sutherland and James Healy.

The Greywacke portfolio is primarily based on two varieties, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, the sauvignon blanc being produced in two distinctly different styles. In addition to this core range of three wines, there are also limited edition releases of chardonnay, and three aromatic varieties – pinot gris, riesling and gewurztraminer.