From complex reds to golden chardonnays, the Mudgee wine region of NSW is a tasty escape for lovers of elegant wines and fine food. You’ll enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors, savouring gourmet treats and fresh produce, and having fun at delicious festivals and on a wonderful range of tours.
You’ll find a delicious selection of restaurants and cafes. Both the Zin House and Pipeclay Pumphouse feature in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. There are classic country pubs such as the Lawson Park Hotel, dating back to 1860, and charming wine bars such as Roth’s and the Wineglass.
With a history of winemaking since the 1850s, Mudgee is a popular destination about 3.5 hours’ drive from Sydney. The delightful events calendar includes the month-long in spring, with live music among the vineyards, delectable lunches and exquisite dinners.
The temperate climate allows for the slow ripening of grapes, producing red wines of intensity, depth and flavour. The region produces great chardonnay and crafts cabernet sauvignon and shiraz of impeccable character. Sangiovese, barbera, nebbiolo and zinfandel red wines are popular too.
Combine a visit to a cellar door and lunch among the vineyards at Cucina di Lusso, Moothi Estate, Lowe Wines and Blue Wren, to name just a few experiences. Logan’s award-winning cellar door offers cheese platters with your wine. The Pipeclay Pumphouse is at the Robert Stein Winery.
Taste local handmade cheeses and boutique wines at High Valley Wine and Cheese Co. and the . Beer lovers can rejoice too with a tour of the Mudgee Brewing Co., where you can enjoy live music along with a Mudgee Mud, Mudgee Pale Ale or Mudgee Wheat.