BRAND HISTORY

1985

THE STORY OF CLOUDY BAY

1985

CLOUDY BAY VINEYARDS ESTABLISHED

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established with the release of their first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc.

THE STORY OF CLOUDY BAY
1985

1987

PELORUS, CLOUDY BAY’S SPARKLING WINE,
ENJOYS ITS FIRST HARVEST

The Cloudy Bay sparkling wine range, Pelorus, is named after the famous Risso dolphin of Marlborough known as Pelorus Jack. From 1888 to 1912, Pelorus Jack was often seen playfully riding the bow waves as he helped ships navigate safely through the treacherous waters of Cook Strait.

THE STORY OF CLOUDY BAY
1987

2000

FIRST RELEASE OF TE KOKO

The Cloudy Bay winemaking team first began experimenting with indigenous yeast fermentation in 1991. In 1992 a few barrels of Sauvignon Blanc were set aside for trial and resulted in a wine with well-rounded pungency. Te Koko instinctively challenges the safe and conventional and continues to surprise the winemaking world.

THE STORY OF CLOUDY BAY
2000

2016

2016 TE WAHI Released

The Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir program was initiated in the early 1990s with the goal of making the most expressive Pinot Noir wines from New Zealand. In exploring the greater landscape of New Zealand Pinot Noir, we continue to hone our skills as viticulturists and winemakers.
“Te Wahi” is a Maori saying meaning “the place”. We believe that a great Pinot Noir speaks of its origin, and “Te Wahi” is our encapsulation of the extremely southerly and continental terroir that is Central Otago.

THE STORY OF CLOUDY BAY
2016

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