Visit the Mudgee wine region of NSW, and you’ll be rewarded with fine restaurants, farm fresh produce and elegant wineries that produce complex reds and golden chardonnays. Enjoy gourmet treats, delicious festivals, and fun food and wine tours.
Discover cosy cafes, charming wine bars such as Roth’s and The Wineglass, and country pubs such as the Lawson Park Hotel, which dates back to 1860. You can also experience regional fine dining at the Pipeclay Pumphouse, a paddock-to-plate restaurant in a winery.
A 3h 30min drive from Sydney, the Mudgee region is a popular food and wine escape, home to over 35 cellar doors and a delicious events calendar. Head along to the month-long Mudgee Wine and Food Festival in Spring for live music, long lunches and exquisite dinners.
With a history of winemaking that dates back to the 1850s, the area’s temperate climate allows for the slow ripening of grapes creating intense flavours. The most prominent varietals are shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay, with sangiovese, barbera and petit verdot planted in recent years.
Combine a visit to a cellar door with a vineyard lunch at di Lusso Estate, Moothi Estate, Lowe Wines and Blue Wren Wines. The award-winning cellar door at Logan Wines offers cheese platters, while Robert Stein Winery, home of the Pipeclay Pumphouse, has a vintage motorcycle museum.
Taste local handmade cheeses and boutique wines at High Valley Cheese Co. Beer lovers will appreciate the Mudgee Brewing Co., where you can enjoy live music and sample the brewery’s signatures beers, including Mudgee Mud and Mudgee Wheat. And visit the Baker Williams Distillery, a micro distillery.