Staying on the vineyard is a concept we became warmly familiar with whilst living in Portugal. During our time in Portugal we stayed on working vineyards in various wine regions. We really loved meeting the owners of the vineyards and learning their family story. Discovering the wines, eating at the vineyard and then staying overnight felt like a really romantic experience.
When we returned to Waiheke after our stint living in Portugal we would often reminisce about staying on the vineyard. We yearned for this concept to become more popular here in New Zealand. Much to our delight, Mudbrick opened its on-site lodge and cottage accommodation in 2018. In 2020 we finally got the opportunity to stay at one of the cottages and the experience did not disappoint.
The Mudbrick cottages are beautifully decorated in a French country style. The views are absolutely outstanding. Each cottage has everything a couple could possibly need including a hot tub and indoor fireplace. The cottages sleep 3 persons and the lodge sleeps 6. It would be a wonderful place to stay pre or post wedding.
Included in the tariff is a premium wine tasting, complimentary bottle of bubbles, 3 course dinner and continental breakfast. Everything we imbibed during our stay was superb. At the wine tasting we sampled the first 2020 vintage wine which has just become available, the Mudbrick Reserve Waiheke Pinot Gris. It was fresh, tasty and titillating. We are very excited to try more 2020 wines in the coming months!
There is a fantastic promotional video which captures the whole Mudbrick experience. It can be viewed here.
If you want to make a reservation you can enquire here