The Cloudy Bay Shed is celebrating summer as an outdoor wine and food destination in its peaceful and idyllic garden setting at Northburn near Cromwell.
Brand experience manager Julie Delmas says their new Jack’s Raw Bar restaurant is designed as a summer restaurant focusing on regional produce sourced from local growers matched with seasonal food such as oysters.
“Local people love the ambience of Cloudy Bay’s beautiful garden and we have extended the range of tables and seating for summer. Visitors can relax on the grass on picnic blankets and bean bags and soak up the atmosphere. We are easily accessible from Cromwell and gaining a reputation as an outdoor destination serving quality wine and food which we hope tourists will also take advantage of during the warmer months.”
Julie says Jack’s Raw Bar is modelled on Cloudy Bay’s successful restaurant of the same name in Marlborough.
“We expect it to be just as popular here with its focus on Asian infusion and shared plates. This is something quite different for Cromwell and with our plans for live music and extended hours during summer we anticipate a good following.”
She says the international Cloudy Bay brand is recognised for its quality and the opening of Jack’s Raw Bar, which reinforces the cellar door already operating at The Shed, reflects the company’s ongoing vision for creating a distinctive experience for visitors.
“We are very passionate about what we do at The Shed and people who come to taste our wines can feel our enthusiasm. Our wine is renowned worldwide and produced in New Zealand’s leading wine areas of Marlborough and Central Otago. In Marlborough we produce a superior Sauvignon Blanc while at Northburn Pinot Noir is our signature wine.”
Along with the cellar door and vineyard at Northburn Estate there is a private tasting room and Cloudy Bay hosts vineyard tours and tastings guided by an expert viticulturist and ambassadors.
“We offer bespoke experiences for groups and individuals and tailor events where possible,” says Julie. “ Our Epicurean Experience is something quite unrivalled in the region and allows guests to enjoy our wines and food in our private Lakeview Room which is quite stunning.”