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Mudgee Food and Wine


With a continuous history of winemaking since the 1850s, Mudgee is the third largest grape-producing region in NSW and has more than 110 wine grape growers and around 30 cellar doors. The region is known for its concentrated and flavoursome red wine styles as well as its chardonnay.

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Food and wine in Mudgee

Pieter Van Gent Winery, Mudgee. Image Destination NSW

Mudgee’s temperate climate allows for the slow ripening of grapes, producing red wines of great intensity, depth and flavour. The region produces great chardonnay and has a reputation for crafting cabernet sauvignon and shiraz of great character; recent years has also seen success with sangiovese, barbera and zinfandel.

Compare wine varieties at Logan Wines’ award-winning cellar door and others around Mudgee. Several of the region’s best wineries also run top restaurants including di Lusso, Lowe Wines, Moothi Estate Vineyards and Robert Oatley Vineyards.

Great Mudgee dining options include Roth’s Wine Bar which serves a good selection of local wines and modern Australian share plates. The Wineglass Bar & Grill offers a regularly-changing menu focused on fresh local produce. The Butcher Shop Café offers great coffee and breakfasts, while Market Street Café and Outside the Square Café are popular choices for casual dining.

For fresh local produce under one roof visit the Mudgee Corner Store or the Mudgee Fine Food Farmers Markets on the third Saturday of each month. The High Valley Wine & Cheese Co. is a cheese factory, café and cellar door in one. The Saffron Kitchen in Rylstone sells a creative range of award-winning saffron products.

Mudgee brewing company

Mudgee Brewing Company

Mudgee has been brewing beer since 1858. Discover a taste of some of the best ale in town at the Mudgee Brewing Company. Try their specialty boutique brews and enjoy live music inside this historic building which formerly operated as a wool store for 80 years.

Tunnel of Lowe Mudgee. Image: Red Moon Creative

Dine in the ‘Tunnel of Lowe’

Dine in the ‘Tunnel of Lowe’ amongst a canopy of vines at Lowe Wines. This event is held annually in February and invites guests to enjoy a range of Lowe wines, served in the vineyards in which the wine grapes were grown.

Mudgee fine foods markets

Fine Food Farmers Markets

Sample your way through the Mudgee Fine Food Markets held on the third Saturday of every month. Learn where the market’s fresh produce is from during a Farm Walk hosted by organisers on the third Sunday of every month.