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Cloudy Bay appoints new head winemaker

Cloudy Bay has appointed Nikolai St George as its new senior winemaker following his past four years at Giesen Wines as chief winemaker in Marlborough

“Cloudy Bay is one of the flagships of Marlborough, with a long history and an uncompromising approach to quality,” says St George, “They re still seeking to grow and improve, which is what drives me and attracted me to Cloudy Bay.”

He will work closely with Cloudy Bay’s technical director Jim White and the existing winemakers, Dan Sorrell and Victor Joyeux, on Cloudy Bay’s ongoing winemaking strategy. Cloudy Bay Estate director Yang Shen says the position of senior winemaker is a vital one for the business.

“We have been waiting a long time for the right person for that role. We are delighted to welcome Nikolai to our family and look forward to all that he will bring to the exciting future of Cloudy Bay Vineyards.”