In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased an old sheep farm on the Omihi hills because of its amazing rolling limestone hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyards. There was one goal; to realise exceptional wines from the unique limestone terroir. With the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they’d planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes by 2004. Dom Maxwell became the 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 2008 the first wine was produced and over the years Greystone has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best wineries.