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News | Press Releases

Mud House Wines now operating as New Zealand Vineyard Estates

Mud House Wines, owner of a number of different well-known wine brands including Mud House and Waipara Hills, is now operating under a new name - New Zealand Vineyard Estates.

The change comes from redefining MH Wine Group’s two core businesses: New Zealand Wineries (NZW) which provides winemaking services and facilities for premium branded wine businesses; and New Zealand Vineyard Estates which owns several vineyards and wine brands.

Please download the pdf to read the full press release.

Mud House Wine Group Appoints New Group Winemaker

The Mud House Wine Group is excited to announce the appointment of Ben Glover to role of Group Winemaker, overseeing all the company’s wines, including wines in the Mud House and Waipara Hills ranges.

CEO MJ Loza described the appointment as a significant step forward in continuing to develop Mud House Wine Group into a company recognised not just for outstanding wine quality, but also as an industry-leading, New Zealand owned wine business.

Ben Glover joins Mud House Wine Group from Lion New Zealand where he held the role of Director of Winemaking and Chief Winemaker of Wither Hills Vineyards. Ben is also a highly respected senior wine judge and Wine Marlborough board member. “We are thrilled to have someone with Ben’s winemaking expertise, commercial acumen and industry profile join the team” said Loza. Ben will be responsible for leading an experienced winemaking team including Mud House winemakers Nadine Worley and Hayden Oliver and Waipara Hills winemaker Simon McGeorge. He will work with company and grower vineyards in Marlborough, Waipara Valley and Central Otago.

Ben joins his brother Jack at Mud House Wine Group.  Jack, who is responsible for Sales and Marketing across the company’s portfolio, says that having the opportunity to work at a senior level in a forward thinking business like Mud House with his brother is a fantastic  opportunity. Top priority after vintage 2013 will be getting together with brother Ben to leverage Mud House’s status as Official Wine Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand as they compete for the America’s Cup from next July in San Francisco.

Waipara Hills Equinox wins Winestate Pinot Gris of the Year

Waipara Hills is delighted to announce that our 2011 Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Gris was last night awarded the “Winestate Magazine Wineshield Trophy Pinot Gris/Grigio of the Year 2012”. Our winemaker Simon McGeorge collected the trophy and is pictured here with Peter Simic, the owner and Editor of Winestate Magazine. The magazine evaluated more than 1,000 Pinot Gris at several tasting panels across New Zealand and Australia. 

Please download the full press release here to read more about this significant accolade.

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