"Seriously good and serious tannins, excellent length and generally just a very good expression of the style at a more considered and detailed end of the spectrum. Excellent." 95pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront
Muddy Water and sister winery Greystone are owned by the Thomas family. In recent years the group has emerged to become one of NZ's most critically acclaimed sustainable and organic wine producers.
"An emerging sect of NZ orange wines is breathing a zephyr of change into the industry there – so often innovators in so many categories and yet sometimes feeling a little reluctant to evolve in wine. Muddy Water has often been in front of the curve, however. A great producer from arguably my favourite region in NZ. Gewurz, riesling, saint laurent, gruner in the mix here.
Very chewy, chalky, farmhouse-cider-esque orange wine of depth, clarity and complexity. I really like this. Mandarin, clove, dried citrus peel, bergamot all jostling. Seriously good and serious tannins, excellent length and generally just a very good expression of the style at a more considered and detailed end of the spectrum. Excellent." 95pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront
2020 Sustainable Winery of the Year – NZ Organic Wine Awards
2018 Gourmet Traveller NZ Winemaker of the Year – Dom Maxwell
2018 Raymond Chan NZ Winery of the Year
2016 New Zealand Organic Vineyard of the Year
Muddy Water was the first certified organic winery in Canterbury, and all wines are certified organic with BioGro.