Reviews & Awards
Chardonnay Tasting Panel

“A fleshy style that balances stone fruits with subtle layers of white smokiness. The palate is supported with some well-defined, yet not overused, oak. A deliciously easy drinking style with an appealing soft finish.” The 2016 Sub Region Series Omaka Chardonnay has received Best Buy and four stars in Cuisine Magazine’s annual Chardonnay tasting panel.  […]

 
Adventures
Scandinavia's largest party

In the land of polar bears, cross-country skiing, heavy snowfall and utter darkness throughout the annual, grueling six-month long winters, the last thing you would expect on these shores is a sweaty beach party. Contrary to these pre-conceptions, however, there is one glorious exception in the southernmost city of Kristiansand, which is Norway’s No.1 summer […]

 
Adventures
Interview The Tasting Panel

John Curley, The Tasting Panel, caught up with Jack Glover General Manager Mud House Wines while he was touring the US in May 2018. Jack Glover watches the waters of the San Francisco Bay roil around him, and although the setting isbeautiful, it’s plenty dangerous, too. The winds register at a strong 35 knots, and […]

 
Winemaking
Marlborough | Waipara | Central Otago

Not one to do anything in halves. The harvest of 2018 will certainly be remembered for its extremes; virtually no frosts, record breaking heat, timely rains, and harvesters bringing in fruit at record speed. On the Upper Wairau Plains in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sits the Woolshed Vineyard; its hillside clays, and river terrace gravels with […]

 
Reviews & Awards
The Drinks Business 2017

GOLD – 2017 Mud House Single Vineyard Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc The Drinks Business Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters – 2017. Now in its third year the competition identified the best Sauvignon Blanc from all around the world in every price range. Unlike other international competitions, The Global Masters series is judged by grape variety rather than country. Every […]

 
Winemaking
Technical info for wine buffs

At the Woolshed Vineyard in Marlborough, it is the very beginning of flowering season. Right now these mini bunches are in the ‘floret’ stage. The viticulturists are hoping for hot and dry weather over the next month, during which the caps will blow off the top of the florets, allowing the wind to fertilise the flowers beneath. In a […]

 
 
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