Why Buy Me
Established in 1985 by David Hohnen when Marlborough was yet unknown as a wine producing area. From the very first vintage the wines of this estate were an instant success and attracted and charmed the wine palates of many of the world’s most influential wine journalists. The winery itself was named after Cloudy Bay, a body of water explorer Captain James Cook came across during his voyage to New Zealand in 1770. His discovery coincided with flooding in the region, which washed large amounts of sediment into the sea. Noticing the water’s opaque appearance, Cook christened the area Cloudy Bay. This winery is now owned by famed luxury goods group LVMH.
"Vibrant and intense, a mouthwatering mix of lemon meringue, ruby grapefruit, lime sherbet and dried pineapple notes that leap out the glass with equally intense aromatics. A hint of lemon verbena and dried ginger linger on the finish." Wine Spectator 93 points