What is the Velvet Society? You may well ask, and we are glad that it has piqued your curiosity. At Mudbrick we treasure opulence, texture and romance… our flagship wine is named Velvet of course, because the word embodies the tactile, decadent and seductive nature of our most prized and finely crafted wine.
We want to create a society that enjoys this sort of thing. Membership is essentially free, but to join you subscribe to receiving 6 bottles of Velvet* on release of the new vintage, at a discounted rate of $600, instead of $840, because membership provides privileges.
As a member of the society, you will also receive an invitation to our next Velvet launch and if you accept, one complimentary ticket will be sent to you. The Velvet launch is the platform whereby we showcase our latest vintage and indulge our passion for candlelight, fine food and velvet clothing – smoking jackets and velvet gloves are encouraged! It’s a night to enjoy a full dégustation dinner with accompanying Mudbrick wines and meet fellow enthusiasts…possibly something we don’t get to indulge in often enough.
The benefits continue in the list below.
To become a member or talk with us about the Velvet Society, call, email us or please drop in to our Cellar Door.
*As the Mudbrick Velvet is a celebration of outstanding vintages, our winemaker may not make a Velvet every year. In the years where we do not release a Velvet, members receive a mixed 12 bottle case of Mudbrick Reserve wine instead.
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Society membership particulars…
The retail value of the wine included is upwards of $750.
Members of the Velvet Society receive:
- 1 complimentary ticket per membership to the next Velvet Launch event
- Priority seating when dining at Mudbrick Restaurant – subject to availability
- 15% discount on retail wine purchases
- 15% discount on food & beverage at Mudbrick, up to the value of $1,000
- 10% discount on food & beverage when dining at Fenice Restaurant in Oneroa (our sister restaurant in the village)
Shipping is an additional cost to be paid by the member – members living on Waiheke may collect at Mudbrick.
If our Winemaker does not make a Velvet in a particular year, we offer a 12 bottle mixed case of Mudbrick Reserve in place of the six bottles of Velvet.
Existing member payments are processed 1st June, or the Friday immediately before if the 1st June lies on a Saturday or Sunday.
New members may join and purchase the upcoming vintage until the release date of 30th September.
Membership is paid for on a rolling basis, in order to cancel a membership the Velvet member must notify Mudbrick in writing at least 30 days prior to 1st June.
If a member joins the Velvet Society after the current vintage’s release date, the member will sign up for the next year’s vintage. In this situation, members may either pay now to receive their membership card on the spot and enjoy all the benefits of being a Velvet Society member immediately, or leave payment details with Mudbrick and we will charge $600 on 1st June after which we will send out the new membership card and all membership benefits begin thereafter.
There – that’s all the fine print sorted. We feel very excited to offer a membership worth having, a society worth joining, and providing you with the opulence and decadence that we so love to create.