Wine: Cloudy with a chance of grea tness

Kevin Judd, the founder of Cloudy Bay and the man behind Greywacke, has done more than anyone else to put New Zealand wine on the map, writes Tomas Clancy.

9th February, 2014
Kevin Judd put New Zealand on the wine world's map with Cloudy Bay and is now introducing his own brand, Greywacke Winery, to Ireland. Picture: Feargal Ward

Cloudy Bay is without doubt the most famous New Zealand winery, but it has arguably become the most famous New World wine of them all. It unleashed an ocean of sauvignon blanc on the world, and along with Penfolds Grange, Château Montelena and Staggs Leap, it formed the foundation stone for a multibillion dollar global business and a cultural revolution.

Kevin Judd was the founding winemaker of Cloudy Bay, aged just 25,...

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