Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five winemakers to venture into Marlborough. 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.
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.
At the time, it was almost an unimaginable place to set-up a vineyard in Marlborough. 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.
Country: New Zealand
Tasting Note: A delightfully smooth and tasty Chardonnay from Cloudy Bay. The nose is buttery and oaky, with hints of mown grass. On the palate these notes carry through but are accompanied by a slightly sharper, citrus fruit acidity which makes this a wonderfully refreshing, and easily quaffable, Chardonnay.
成立於1985年，Cloudy Bay酒莊的名字 Cloudy Bay 來自 Wairau Valley 東面盡頭的海灣，在 1770 年由庫克船長在他到新西蘭時命名的。葡萄園位於在新西蘭南島北端，坐落在 Marlborough 的 Wairau Valley。這獨特和清涼的葡萄酒產區，坐擁海洋氣候，擁有比新西蘭任何地方更長的日照時間。Cloudy Bay 的葡萄園位於 Wairau Valley 黃金地段，與5個葡萄種植者已簽訂長期供應協議葡萄園。種植的主要品種有 Sauvignon Blanc、Chardonnay 和 Pinot Noir，亦有少量Gewurztraminer、Riesling、Pinot Gris。