Cloudy Bay - Marlborough New Zealand

Nick Blampied-Lane

winemaker

Nick Blampied-Lane joined the Cloudy Bay winemaking team just in time for the 2003 harvest, which produced one of the most intensely flavoured crops of the last decade.

After studying science at the University of Auckland he then set off to France to complete a Post Graduate Diploma of Oenology in Toulouse, where he rekindled his love of French food. Subsequently, Nick worked in Bergerac and Burgundy, experiences that fuelled his passion for great pinot noir, and landed him the enviable task of selecting the international benchmark wines for Cloudy Bay's annual event, Pinot at Cloudy Bay.

When he doesn't have his nose in a glass of pinot, Nick can be found diving for crayfish and scallops in the Marlborough Sounds, playing cricket or spending time with his wife Sarah and young daughters, Amelia and Sophie.

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