Our Story

WORDS BY JAMES MACDONALD    VIDEO BY BENJAMIN FOREMAN

Misty Cove was founded by Andrew Bailey, an eccentric, hard case, Southerner, who much like his wine, has matured into a man who loves life, great times, and most of all viticulture. Spending his summers growing up in Marlborough has fostered a passion for the Misty Coves of the Marlborough sounds. So much so, that he calls this wondrous world home for both himself and his winery.

It is often said that wine takes on the characteristics of the personalities surrounding it. For Misty Cove, this is a truism that has seen it ripen and mature from a humble family founded company, into the full-bodied, loveable rascal it has become. Misty Cove distills this elaborate sounding mystique, into what we like to think as some very special vintages indeed.

Misty Cove doesn’t get overly caught up in the ‘faint hint of autumn leaves’ and ‘delicate plum overtures’ or even ‘crisp winter grasses”. We prefer to focus on producing great wine that for optimum enjoyment should be shared with a group of likeminded mates.

Don’t worry; we do autumn leaves and plums too. We simply prefer to let the awards we win, speak about our pedigree for us. This allows us to concentrate on producing top wines for any occasion and to have a drink with the great people who enjoy Misty Cove. Leaving the pretense for those tedious types who spoil your night with pompous pontification. Whatever that is.