Cloudy Bay Vineyard & Winery – Marlborough (Blenheim)
- Will you be Biking or driving to Cloudy bay, either way it’s worth the visit
- We like it as an end of day stop as to enjoy the lovely views from the courtyard
- Friendly knowledgeable cellar door team
- Wide range of wines to try
Cloudy Bay Vineyard, Winery and cellar door is certainly one to have on your list of wine tasting cellar door experiences.
The spacious and inviting cellar door is located at the winery itself, in the heart of the Marlborough wine region. We enjoyed an informed tasting experience at the counter of the cellar door before then enjoying a glass of Cloudy Bay wine by the fire. In the summer months there’s a vast courtyard to enjoy a glass of wine with views out towards the surrounding mountains past the grape vines.
A bit about Cloudy Bay vineyard and winery: Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five wine makers to venture into Marlborough. At the time, it was almost an unimaginable place to set-up a vineyard. But Cloudy Bay’s founder – David Hohnen – was convinced of its potential to produce great wine and invested in the best land of the region. Since then, Marlborough has risen to become New Zealand’s leading wine region, as well as one of the finest winemaking locations in the world.
The winery 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 cleverly christened the area Cloudy Bay.
Today, Cloudy Bay not only captures the essence of Marlborough but also embodies New Zealand’s luxury to the world. The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities.