Behind the Label
- The Maison
Cloudy Bay has almost single-handedly put New Zealand wines on the map. Its signature sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, oak-fermented Te Koko, Te Wahi pinot noir and sparkling Pelorus are among the benchmark wines in the Marlborough and Central Otago regions.
A Marlborough maverick
In 1985, the untamed Marlborough region was an almost unimaginable place to plant a vineyard. Convinced of its potential, Cloudy Bay founder David Hohnen became one of the first five winemakers in the region and created a blueprint that many would follow.
An expert approach
The winemakers at Cloudy Bay work with the subtleties of the land and nature to grow their vines in optimum conditions. The estate’s wines are the perfect expression of their natural setting: pure, characterful and original.
Securing the best
Cloudy Bay has vineyards in two very different locations on New Zealand’s South Island. The Wairau Valley has free-draining gravel-based soil, which brings punch to sauvignon blanc, while in Central Otago, the schist-derived soil is ideal for growing pinot noir.