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SHARED TABLE @ MAHI – Sunday roast pork

SUNDAY LUNCH 22nd July 2012   Introducing the SHARED TABLE @ MAHI – relaxed dining celebrating what is truly great about sitting down to a meal, the act of sharing. We’re pretty partial to delicious food and we love a good get together so we’ve decided to convert our cellar door every now and then to host a few special dining experiences. Our first SHARED TABLE @ MAHI will be a good old fashioned Sunday roast lunch but we’ve scrapped the old fashioned bit. Marcia, local foodie and an incredible cook whom many of you know will be preparing a 4 course menu based around her mouth wateringly delicious roasted pork belly. 4 courses + matching wines – $85 per person 12 noon for 12.30 pm start Mahi winery – 9 Terrace Road, Renwick Also, if you’d like to bring a bottle to be shared with your table, or to have by the fire after lunch you’re more than welcome to. There will also be Mahi wines available for purchase. We hope you can join us. For bookings of for…



Mahi Single Vineyard Aromatic Whites by Raymond Chan Building texture into wines is Brian Bicknell’s specialty. The presence of texture is essential for wine to stand any chance matching food, and is just as important as flavour. This applies to the white varieties as well as the reds, and even greater care must be taken them, especially the aromatic varieties, as an excess of phenolics will introduce bitterness and astringency that will make a white wine, supposedly refreshing, into something unpalatable. Brian has released two single vineyard aromatics which are examples of how the Mahi whites wines manage texture, and they show their individual vineyard character. The ‘Ward Farm’ vineyard of Pam and Polly Francis is situated in southern Marlborough, very near the coast, and is approx. 40 minutes from the Mahi winery. It is north-facing and run organically and will be fully certified for the 2013 vintage. The ‘Twin Valleys’ vineyard is owned by Pete and Anne Reed, and is situated in Fareham Road, at the western end of the Wairau, where it joins the Waihopi Valley. Being inland,…