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 […]

 
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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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Lime spreading

This is the time of the year at The Woolshed Vineyard in Marlborough when we apply fertilisers, because it’s always important to replace the nutrients in the soil that were taken out during harvest. These photos are of the ‘lime spreading’. Lime, a naturally occurring non harmful organic component, reduces acidity in the soil and […]

 
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It's a wrap

Solid preparation produces fruit with finesse When you’re working directly with the land and Mother Nature throws a curve ball, it’s always hugely gratifying when the end result is still something to be really proud of. This was the theme of the 2017 harvest for Mud House, thanks to great preparation in the vineyard.  Just like […]

 
Winemaking
Marlborough | Waipara | Central Otago

Follow our team as we traverse Harvest 2017 in New Zealand. Entry 28.04.2017 “Done, dusted and off duck shooting …” Well, as far as the fruit picking goes it’s a wrap… still plenty to go on the winemaking front for Vintage 17. The last of the Mud House fruit was pressed off this morning; hand-picked […]

 
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Exploring the sub regions of Marlborough

It is all about focusing the lens on the nooks and crannies of Marlborough’s sub regions, soils and climates for the Mud House Sub Region Series.  Building on over 20 years of producing wine from New Zealand’s iconic Marlborough region, our winemakers select grapes from the different parts of the region, that offer a unique […]

 
 
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