Cloudy Bay was started in 1985 by David Hohnen. Its name is from a bay on the edge of Marlborough’s Wairu Valley, named by Captain Cook in 1770. In their cool maritime climate they make an array of red and white wines but the fabulous Sauvignon Blanc is most acclaimed. Their distinctive labels show the Richmond Ranges. Now owned by Veuve Cliquot, they are enjoyed in over 30 countries. They are heavily committed to environmental practices.