As the flags flutter and the warm spring sunshine warms their backs, an ensemble of women will gather for their shared passion for sailing, their taste for adventure, and their love for Sauvignon Blanc.

The inaugural Mud House Women’s Helm Regatta will take place in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds at the Waikawa Boating Club, during the final weekend of September.

These strong and adventurous women aboard the yacht will cast their mind forward, when, as the day draws into evening, they will enjoy sharing some 2017 Mud House Sub Region Series Rapaura Sauvignon Blanc, and the accompanying varieties within this newest range of wine from Mud House.

Mud House Brand Manager Chrissy Powlesland can’t wait for the regatta weekend.

“Mud House is delighted to be involved in encouraging women to give sailing a go. As the only event of its kind in New Zealand, it’s an accessible entry into sailing, and a great excuse for a girls’ weekend in beautiful Marlborough,” she said.

To add more to this sailing tale, Mud House was in fact founded upon the platform of sailing and adventure, and it is a realm in which it continues to regularly dance. Therefore, it is particularly fitting that it features as the sponsor of this weekend of sailing festivities and celebrations.

The founders of Mud House sailed into the Marlborough Sounds more than 20 years ago, and planted vines up the Wairau Valley. Today, the love and passion for this spot of paradise continues, with Mud House as a Rimu sponsor of Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, of which it has been since 2014.

Mud House has recently celebrated 10 years as Official Wine Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand, and is still buzzing about the fact the ‘Auld Mug’ as it is fondly known, was brought back to New Zealand shores this year.

The two-day regatta at Waikawa will cater to all levels of sailing abilities, an event where women will share their verve and energy, matching that of the wine they will be enjoying.