The Cloudy Bay Shed in Central Otago has been open only a short time but has already confirmed its place as a highlight on the region’s wine circuit.
Established by leading Marlborough winery Cloudy Bay, the state-of-the-art cellar door and tasting room is nestled amongst the vines in the winery’s estate at Northburn, near Cromwell.
Cloudy Bay’s popularity with both New Zealanders and international visitors is no coincidence – from the outset, the company had a vision to create something special in Central Otago, by offering public wine tastings,food and glass salesas well as exclusive experiences matched with exquisite wines.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards brand experience manager, Julie Delmas,says the specially designed tasting, gastronomic and vineyard tour experiences are hosted by a wine expert and are an innovative way for guests to appreciate the company’s wine profiles, including the new and highly regarded Te Wahi Pinot Noir.
“All tours at The Cloudy Bay Shed are exclusive, private and customised to our guests’ tastes and interests. The Tailor Made Tasting and Gastronomic Lunch are hosted in our private Lake View room which is not open to the public. Being so exclusive allows us to deliver an outstanding experience where our guests can be fully immersed in The Cloudy Bay Shed’s natural luxury atmosphere.”
The signature Tailor Made Tasting experience is an opportunity for guests to explore Cloudy Bay wines while admiring the views of Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Range from the stylish venue.
“The Gastronomic Lunch focuses on the best of seasonal New Zealand produce thoughtfully paired with award-winning Cloudy Bay wines, while the Vineyard Tour invites wine aficionados to explore the Cloudy Bay terroir, even by helicopter,” says Julie. “We believe it makes a customer’s experience even more special if they have the opportunity to understand our place and our philosophy,” she says. “We hope that when they return home and open a bottle of our wine, they will fondly remember their visit to The Cloudy Bay Shed in Central Otago.”