The Cloudy Bay Shed at Northburn near Cromwell is launching its innovative restaurant, Jack’s Raw Bar this summer reinforcing the winery’s commitment to providing outstanding food and wine experiences.
“We are looking forward to opening our new summer garden restaurant at the Cloudy Bay Shed in December. Surrounded by stunning views of Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Ranges the Jack’s Raw Bar will encourage visitors to indulge themselves with fresh regional food paired with Cloudy Bay wines,” says brand experience manager, Julie Delmas.
“The inspiration behind Jack’s Raw Bar is the celebration of simple yet vibrant produce sourced from the very best local growers matched with seasonal foods such as fresh oysters to be enjoyed in our wonderful, outdoor garden setting. It is a very special place to escape to with a genuine ambience and a welcoming atmosphere.”
The Northburn estate encompasses a vineyard, cellar door and private tasting rooms. As well as providing distinctive wine and food, the Cloudy Bay Shed hosts custom vineyard tours and tastings guided by an expert viticulturist and ambassadors.
“We enjoy hosting bespoke experiences for groups as well as our private experience offering such as our Tailor-Made Tasting, Epicurean Experience and Vineyard Tours,” says Julie. “We try to tailor events to every request and use our appealing Lakeview Room to showcase our wines and our brand, and to deliver an unforgettable experience for our guests.”
The Cloudy Bay Shed is a popular destination for everyday diningwith shared tasting platters on the cellar door menu as well as bespoke three-course experiences.
“Our Epicurean Experience is a unique way to enjoy Cloudy Bay wines and locally sourced food in amongst stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere in a private room,” she says “The three-course lunch menu has been designed with a lot of thought going into each course so it can be paired beautifully with Cloudy Bay wines.”
A visit to the Cloudy Bay shed near Cromwell is an opportunity to explore the company’s wine profiles.
Cloudy Bay is world renowned for the premium wine it crafts from two of New Zealand’s most famous and picturesque wine growing regions. In Marlborough the focus is on Sauvignon Blanc, while in Central Otago Pinot Noir takes centre stage.
Cloudy Bay technical director, Jim White, says the latest Sauvignon Blanc vintage is the product of almost perfect conditions in 2019, which resulted in a concentrated, complex wine.
“This vintage is likely to be remembered as one of the great Marlborough vintages,” he says. “We have created a Sauvignon Blanc that perfectly balances ripeness and freshness. The quality is a testament to our great vineyards, our hardworking teams and a season where everything just came together.”