Our Story


Andrew Bailey is an eccentric, hard case, Southerner and subsequent founder of Misty Cove. Much like his wine Andrew matured (to an extent) into a man who loves life, great times and most of all viticulture. Spending his summers growing up in Marlborough fostered a passion for the misty coves of the Marlborough Sounds. So much so, he decided to name his wine after them and establish his winery in this bloody beautiful region.

It is often said that wine takes on the characteristics of the personalities surrounding it. For Misty Cove, this truism has seen it ripen and mature from a humble family founded company, into the full-bodied, loveable rascal it has become. Misty Cove distils 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’ or ‘delicate plum overtures’ or even ‘crisp winter grass'. We prefer to focus on producing great wine for optimum enjoyment, which should quite frankly always be consumed with a group of like-minded mates.

Don’t worry, we don’t completely neglect the autumn leaves and plums either, we simply prefer to let the awards we win speak on our behalf, while we concentrate on what actually goes into the bottle. For us, working to produce top wines that are made for ample enjoyment at any occasion, with the best of company, is the essence of Misty Cove. We suggest leaving those tedious types who spoil your night with pompous pontificating at home, as Misty Cove quite simply is, the wine for good times.