Dog Point Vineyard is a collaboration between two former key staff members of Cloudy Bay, enologist James Healy and viticulturalist Ivan Sutherland. Both left Cloudy Bay at the end of 2003 and have produced their own wines from the 2002 vintage forward. The wines are hand-crafted from estate fruit grown on some of the oldest vines and best sites in Marlborough. Yields are low, and the grapes are hand-harvested. The winemaking is non-interventionist, and all the wines (with the exception of the stainless Sauvignon) are given extended barrel aging with minimal racking and handling. Bottling is done without fining and with minimal filtration.