Among New Zealand wine companies, the company stands out for the quality of its products. cloudy bay. Founded wine production in the Marlborough region Kevin Judd (Kevin Judd) and David Hohnen (David Hohnen), it happened in 1985. It was not the first wine company organized by the partners, but at the moment it is the most famous one. The first wines were made from grapes that the company had to buy, but later their own vineyards were founded.
Named wines and the company itself was in honor of the area Cloudy Bay (“Cloud Bay”), which is located in Marlborough, although the company's vineyards (total area of about 140 hectares) and are located in other parts of the region.
The most famous varieties of wine that produces cloudy bay, are considered Te Koko, Sauvignon Blanc (this variety was the goal of creating the production itself, it became the hallmark of the company and the entire region), Chardonnay, Pelorus, Pinot noir. The high quality and sophistication of wines, due to a suitable climate, allowed not only the company to enter the world market, but also to gain prestige for New Zealand wines as a whole, this country is now considered one of the world's leading suppliers of wines.
Brand cloudy bay today owned by a corporation LVMH (Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton), the owner of many "luxury" and alcohol brands. The purchase took place in 2003. Guilt cloudy bay are exported to Europe, the USA and Japan, the most popular brand is in the UK.