New Zealand’s best winemakers at ely

Winemakers Kevin Judd and Matt Thomson will host a New Zealand wine evening at ely bar and brasserie, IFSC.

ely is both delighted and privileged to present Kevin Judd and his critically acclaimed Greywacke range at a special New Zealand wine evening. Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years, was instrumental in platforming New Zealand winemaking into the global market.

Greywacke is Judd’s exciting new solo venture and displays all the hallmarks of his famed style: superb intensity, concentration and balance, supported by ripe fruit and fine minerality.

Joining Kevin will be Matt Thomson. Thomson’s first vintage was in 1994 and he is most certainly one of Judd’s greatest protégés. While operating his own wine consulting business in Marlborough, he also co-owns the awarding Tinpot Hut. He is one of the most highly accredited winemakers in New Zealand, and won White Wine Maker of the Year in 2008 for his contribution to New Zealand winemaking. He is renowned for producing wines with finesse and elegance, reminiscent of his French counterparts.

Kevin and Matt will showcase their wines in a 3 course meal of dishes specially created for the evening by ely’s executive chef, Ryan Stringer.

Throughout the evening guests will be treated to Greywacke’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, his Sweet Gewurztraminer and a sneak preview to his new Pinot Noir. We will also highlight emerging styles from the New Zealand market and taste Matt’s Tinpot Hut Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Gris amongst others.

Date: 17th January

Time: 7pm

Venue: ely bar and brasserie, IFSC

Ticket Price: €69.00

Please contact ely at 676 8986 or email for further details and to purchase tickets.

Check out the links below to read more on Kevin

Harperwells Review

Greywacke Website

ely website


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