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Cloudy Bay vineyard leads oyster season globally

Media Release 11 March 2014

Cloudy Bay vineyard leads oyster season globally

This year, two of New Zealand’s finest local luxuries Cloudy Bay Pelorus and freshly shucked oysters will be served together as a first of the season food and wine pairing. From 10 March, 19 of New Zealand’s top restaurants will be taking part in the launch of Cloudy Bay Pelorus & Oysters. The delicious crisp palate and creamy complexity of Cloudy Bay Pelorus is the perfect wine match for the taste of freshly shucked Bluff oysters.

Joining New Zealand, top restaurants in Australia including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne will also take part in this new Cloudy Bay culinary experience. Diners will be able to indulge in perfectly chilled Cloudy Bay Pelorus, served by the glass or bottle with freshly shucked bluff oysters served over ice in a custom made Cloudy Bay wooden crate.

Cloudy Bay winemaker Nick Blampied-Lane describes Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut as, “Elegance meets complexity in a mélange of citrus and toasted brioche. Pair that with the exquisite Foveaux Straight tang of Bluff oysters and you have culinary bliss."

A serendipitous match, Cloudy Bay Pelorus takes its name from the famous dolphin of the Cook Strait, Pelorus Jack, who guided sailors and ships through treacherous waters including Pelorus Sound, which is a popular oyster destination.

The Cloudy Bay Pelorus & Oyster pairing starts on 10 March and will continue throughout the year with different varieties of oysters as they are in season.

Bookings are necessary with each participating restaurant.

Restaurants participating nationwide

The Foodstore
Market Square, Viaduct Harbour
Non Solo Pizza
259 Parnell Road, Parnell
Marvell Grill
Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter
Botswana Butchery
99 Quay Street, Ferry Building, Auckland CBD
Harbourside Bar & Grill
The Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Hotel DeBrett
2 High Street, Auckland CBD
Sky Tower, Corner of Victoria and Federal Street,
Auckland CBD
The Sugar Club
Level 53, Sky Tower, Corner of Victoria and Federal Street,
Auckland CBD
Black Cottage
308 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Coatesville
Paper Moon
437 Beach Rd, Mairangi Bay

Bloody Mary’s King of Snake
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central 145 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central
Aikmans JDV
154 Aikmans Rd, Merivale
190 Aikman’s Road, Merivale!

7 Beach Street, Queenstown
Pier 19
Steamer Wharf, Queenstown
Wakatipu Grill
Peninsula Rd, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown
Public Kitchen
Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown
Botswana Butchery
17 Marine Parade, Queenstown

About Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut

Pelorus Brut is a chardonnay-predominant blend of selected vintages. It is a fresh, aperitif style sparkling wine with apple crisp flavours, underpinned by nutty yeast complexity derived from two years bottle maturation on lees.

About Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in Marlborough, New Zealand in 1985. Innovation, meticulous attention to detail and regional expression are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing ‘wines of region’ and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavours and stunning vibrancy, naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough, New Zealand. For more information on Cloudy Bay visit

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