Dog Point's Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, the former chief viticulturalist (Sutherland) and oenologist (Healy) at Marlborough's renowned Cloudy Bay, are two of New Zealand's most influential winegrowers. Together with legendary winemaker Kevin Judd they established Cloudy Bay as a New World icon, and during the 1990's it became one of the world's most fashionable wines. When Cloudy Bay was eventually bought by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Sutherland and Healy departed to create Dog Point.
Produced from the magnificent vineyards planted in the 70's and 80's that formerly supplied Cloudy Bay, Dog Point wines are amongst the most refined in New Zealand, compellingly combining New World vitality and Old World minerality. Winegrowing is impeccable; the grapes are hand-picked, and winemaking is non-interventionist. These wines represent the very best of Marlborough. They are beautifully balanced, complex, and truly astonishing value for money.