The Cloudy Bay story began in 1985 with the first vintage of its distinctive, captivating and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Established by Cape Mentelle founder David Hohnen, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five wineries in the Marlborough region.

Cloudy Bay now produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pelorus méthode traditionnelle from its Marlborough vineyards. The quality and diversity of these wines stand as proof of Marlborough’s pedigree as a wine region.

Never content to rest on its laurels, Cloudy Bay has endeavoured to explore new frontiers. Te Koko, a barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc, launched in 2000 and changed how the world saw the region’s signature grape variety.

In 2009 Cloudy Bay embarked on a new adventure, finding a second home in Central Otago. It is here Cloudy Bay exclusively produces the serious, sophisticated Te Wahi Pinot Noir.

From the beginning, the estate has focused on creating captivating wines that evoke a sense of place. With vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago, Cloudy Bay’s wines are an invitation to discover New Zealand’s natural wonder.

Creation date: 1985
Estate Director: Yang Shen
Head office: Jacksons Road, 7040 Blenheim Marlborough - New Zealand