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Marlborough Wine & Food 2016
Woolshed provides shady spot

The Mud House Marlborough team joined 8,000 wine and food lovers at the 2016 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

In its 32nd year, the festival featured more than 50 local wineries and food producers, attracting visitors from around New Zealand and many parts of the world.

The Mud House stand was a pop up of the Woolshed Vineyard’s smoko room, the brand’s key hosting location for international customers, wine writers and other trade, located just up the road from the Festival.

The simple stand design included hessian covers for the tent walls, hand-made recycled pallet tasting tables and fresh wild flowers typical of the region. All this was topped off with a tray of fresh scones, the shearing gang’s mugs, and a retro hot water flask. 

Saturday was a typically hot Marlborough day with temperatures in their high twenties. The shady expanse of the tent ensured wine lovers and Mud House local growers used the space as a social hub and respite from the sun. The umbrellas and bean bags attracted another crowd throughout the day who enjoyed Mud House wine in a relaxed, sunny environment.

The most popular drop of the day was the stand’s namesake, the 2015 Mud House Single Vineyard Woolshed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, followed closely by the 2015 Mud House Marlborough Gewürztraminer.

Each year the Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for our Mud House team to show off our Marlborough wines from both the Mud House and Mud House Single Vineyard Ranges, while sharing a glass or two with our loyal growers and other local winery friends.