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Kevin Judd

Winemaker & photographer

Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough's pioneer winemakers whose career is intrinsically linked with the global profile of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 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 his professional winemaking, Kevin has developed a parallel career in wine photography. For two decades his evocative images have appeared in publications worldwide.

His first book was the acclaimed The Colour of Wine, a photographic essay on the vineyards of Marlborough. His second book The Landscape of New Zealand Wine is arguably the most impressive collection 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 his family live in the Omaka Valley overlooking Marlborough's picturesque vineyards, the inspiration for both his passions.

Limited edition prints of Kevin Judd's images are available on photographic paper or canvas.


Cover of "The Landscape of New Zealand Wine".

LIME ROCK on the cover!

Kevin Judd photogaphing LIME ROCK

Kevin at work in the LIME ROCK vineyard