Cloudy Bay was founded by David Hohnen in 1985, named for a stretch of coast north of the vineyards. An early pioneer of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it was one of the first wineries to put New Zealand on the map internationally.
The Cloudy Bay portfolio now also includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pelorus (a traditional method sparkling wine) and the unique Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc, an evolution of the iconic Marlborough style. In Central Otago, Cloudy Bay works with two vineyards to make Te Wahi Pinot Noir.
Cloudy Bay has been part of the wider Louis-Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) portfolio since 2003.