Grey Sands Vineyard
The focus at Grey Sands is to produce red wines with the colour, tannin and fruit intensity to age gracefully in the style of traditional European red wine and bottle them under DIAM cork.
The site was chosen after tasting barrel samples at the old Glengarry Vineyard in 1987 which is situated nearby, on the same line of hills and sharing the same soil profile. To achieve our red wine style, the vineyard is unirrigated and planted at high density (8800 vines/Ha) and the vines are pruned severely to a single 6 bud cane. This produces low yields of intensely flavoured grapes, and without irrigation, the season is reflected in each vintage’s wines.
Our wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on our property, in small volumes of up to 350 cases per product line. Some of our lines are only possible in certain seasons because of the late-ripening varieties (eg Shiraz and Romanesque) and are only in very small quantities when we can achieve them.
We look forward to showing you just what can be achieved in mature, cool climate: red wines…perfumed, savoury and provocative wines to engage the senses.
- Pinot Noir
- The Mattock (Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc)
- Romanesque (late red variety blend...eg Shiraz, Aglianico, Petit Verdot, Touriga)
- Pinot Gris
- Byzantine (Chardonnay, Viognier, Malvasia Bianca)