Cloudy Bay winery was established by David Hohnen in 1985 as one of the first five wine makers to venture Marlborough.
Within the next 30 years Marlborough has risen to become New Zealand’s leading wine region, as well as one of the finest wine making locations in the world. The winery is 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 the region, which washed large amount of sediment into the sea. Looking at the water’s opaque appearance Cook christened the area Cloudy Bay. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is frequently rated over 90 points by “Wine Spectator” and “Wine Enthusiast”. It is considered the top Sauvignon Blanc of the New World. The other varieties grown by Cloudy Bay are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (34th vintage) reaffirms its outstanding quality, thanks to stable weather during the harvest, warm and dry conditions through December and cool weather in January. Fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromas of bright citrus, kaffir lime, orchard blossoms and passion fruit. The palate is concentrated with stone fruit and subtle tropical characters underpinned by fine minerality. Best when served at 8-10ºC and paired with Keta salmon maki.