From: Tom Pinckney, CEO
We are very excited to share with you the news that Northburn Station Wine Company has entered into a conditional agreement to sell the Northburn vineyard and The Shed to Cloudy Bay Vineyards. Cloudy Bay is part of Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines, a division of Moët Hennessy. Moët Hennessy, in turn, is part of LVMH, the global luxury goods group. Check out their website at www.lvmh.com.
Jan and I will however continue to manage and operate the Cellar Door, Restaurant and Function Venue during the transition to Cloudy Bay.
We view this sale as a boost for the region, expanding the reputation of Central Otago wine around the globe as a top quality Pinot Noir growing area.
Our agreement with Cloudy Bay is conditional on a couple of matters, including Cloudy Bay obtaining OIO (Overseas Investment Office) approval. You may see the vineyard and The Shed being advertised soon which is a necessary pre-requisite for the purposes of the Overseas Investment Act.
In the immediate future it will be business as usual at The Shed.
We look forward to seeing you at The Shed in the near future.
Tom and Jan
We are very happy to see Northburn Station feature in this article in Australia's Nourish Magazine, out yesterday, with some great shots of the view from The Shed and a review of our home grown food. Thanks Winsor!