Cloudy Bay’s The Shed is the newest tasting room in Central Otago

 

It looks anything but a traditional New Zealand rural shed and the activities on offer are also rather different.

Cloudy Bay’s new cellar door offers everything from informal tastings and light snacks to private group tastings, vineyard tours on foot and in the air.

The well known Marlborough based winery has been making wine from Central Otago grapes since 2010 and purchased the Northburn Station vineyard in 2012. Its flagship Pinot Noir is Te Wahi, which is made from grapes grown both there and on the biodynamic Calvert Vineyard in Bannockburn.

All of Cloudy Bay’s wines will be available for tasting at The Shed, says estate director Yang Shen. The winery is now owned by the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton group.

The Shed is open Tuesday to Saturday year round and seven days during summer months at 45 Northburn Station Road, Cromwell, Otago.