Sunset over the Aorere River Mouth with the Burnett Range in the distance, Collingwood, Golden Bay - image Mick Rock

Sunset over the Aorere River Mouth with the Burnett Range in the distance, Collingwood, Golden Bay - image Mick Rock

 
 

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 is one of the most impressive collections of New Zealand wine landscape images ever assembled and an eloquent portrayal of a unique and varied landscape that produces some of the finest wine in the world..

Kevin and Kimberley live in the Omaka Valley overlooking Marlborough’s picturesque vineyards, the inspiration for both his passion

 Ballochdale Vineyard, Upper Awatere Valley, Marlborough - image Garry Neill

Ballochdale Vineyard, Upper Awatere Valley, Marlborough - image Garry Neill

 
 

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World of Fine Wine

Pekka Nuikki talks to Kevin about photography

Issue 15, 2007

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f11 Magazine

Tim Steele interviews Kevin

Issue 18, 2013

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North and South

Mike White on Kevin and Greywacke

April 2010