Cloudy Bay takes its name from a bay at the northern tip of the South Island named by Captain Cook in 1770. The winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley, and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. Cloudy Bay now has 60 hectares of vineyards planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Cloudy Bay also sources grapes from elsewhere in the Marlborough region.
Size: 250 ha
Climate: 10 Deg C (Min) 30 Deg C (Max)
Annual Rainfall: 740mm
Cloudy Bay's staggering success can be attributed to its groundbreaking Sauvignon Blanc, as well as its distinctive labels, which reflect the skyline of the nearby Richmond Ranges. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris. It is now owned by Veuve Clicquot.
Te Koko, Cloudy Bay 2007
Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay 2010