Whether it be for lunch, accommodation, winery tours or just a glass or two of wine; Mudgee is the premium wine region awaiting your visit.
A four hour drive north-west of Sydney’s CBD will find you in a charming country town filled with friendly locals, sensational produce, wide streets and, of course, spectacular wines.
Apart from escaping the hustle and bustle, Mudgee makes for the perfect destination for any weekend getaway – especially for those who have a passion for quality wine. But with over 60 wineries and 35 cellar doors, it’s hard to find the time to enjoy them all. So, just as you plan your Mudgee itinerary, we’ve picked an assortment of the top wineries for you to visit.
Allowing something for everyone, if you’re looking for the best Mudgee wineries for lunch, a vineyard with accomodation or just some of our favourite spots, read on through as you discover the best vineyards and wineries in Mudgee, New South Wales.
With the philosophy of “enjoy great wine with friends”, it’s clear to see why Burnbrae Wines is on our list of wineries and cellar doors in Mudgee. Owners and husband and wife duo, Andy and Trine Gay, have spent the past several years transforming their quaint vineyard into a charming cellar door and boutique accommodation, which has since won numerous awards. Burnbrae has been making wine since 1971, so they certainly know a thing or two about making a delicious drop. Not only are the wines distinctive, but so are each of their labels. They are inspired by Burnbrae, its surrounds and personal connections to the owners.
Be sure to pop into the cellar door which is open seven days a week and, if you are looking for accommodation at a Mudgee winery, Burnbrae Wines has you covered with their two properties to rent Varykino House and The Winemaker’s Cottage. With an on-site restaurant that serves up house-made crispy pizza, Burnbrae proves to be the ultimate vineyard escape for lovers of all things wine.
Burnbrae Wines | 548 Hill End Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Logan Wines, a premium vineyard located in both Orange and Mudgee, are renowned for all things wine – whether it’s red or white, fizzy or sticky, funky or fruity – and the team at Logan love making it, drinking it and, most of all, sharing it. Since 1997, Logan Wines has been growing, making and selling a range of delectable wines; from a premium sparkling Vintage ‘M’ Cuvée, to the quirky and popular Weemala range, the affordable quality of Apple Tree Flat and finally, the Ridge of Tears which heroes the best of the region.
If you’re after a breathtaking cellar door experience, be sure to stop by the Logan Tasting Room. The all-glass space has a bright, welcoming interior that’s perched on the side of a hill with uninterrupted views over Logan Wines Mudgee Vineyard and Apple Tree Flat. Architecturally it’s a beautiful building, but the highlight is its stunning natural surroundings of mountains, bush and vineyards. Enjoy the view with a bottle of wine and a cheese plate, antipasto board or good coffee and a big slice of freshly baked cake (perfect for those who are also on designated driving duty). If you’re looking for one of the best wineries to visit in Mudgee, Logan Wines should be at the top of your list.
Logan Wines | 1320 Castlereagh Hwy, Apple Tree Flat, NSW 2850
Robert Stein Winery
If you’re looking for a winery with the lot, then Robert Stein is an absolute must-try. From sensational wine to a charming cellar door, a stunning vineyard, a family-run farm, a motorcycle museum and a fine dining restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Although Robert Stein is renowned for their chardonnay, shiraz, riesling and gewurztraminer, recently the vineyard extended to include cabernet, merlot and semillon.
If we haven’t convinced you that this is one of the top wineries to visit in Mudgee yet, maybe the meticulously managed vineyard will. Robert Stein’s property is surrounded by farm residents including Angus cattle, Dorper sheep and free-range Berkshire pigs, all of which roam on native grasses, pasture and winter crops. Better yet, much of the produce from the farm is also used at the fine dining Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant located onsite as well as the Stein Farm Produce small goods which are available at the cellar door. In between the sipping and the nibbling, be sure to take a peek at Robert’s collection of motorcycles, rare motorcycle collectables and photographs. One of the best Mudgee wineries for lunch and a general all-rounder that we will always come back to!
Robert Stein Winery | 62 Quarry Ln, Budgee Budgee, NSW 2850
Here’s one for the small guys. The beautiful Brambletye Vineyard in Mudgee houses seven hectares of vines, a combination of trellised and bush vines which are used to make Slowfox Wines. All the fruit is handpicked and made in the small-scale winery on-site. Slowfox Wines also creates wild yeast ferments when possible, and basket press the smaller batches before putting them in a mixture of French and American oak barrels. Of course, given that they are a standout in the region, each of the wines are represented in local restaurants and wine bars as well as their eclectically styled cellar door for tastings and sales.
On your visit to some of the best wineries and cellar doors in Mudgee, be sure to taste Slowfox Wines’ award-winning ripe and beautifully coloured malbec. Or, for a light but full-bodied drop, the tempranillo will be your favourite pick. Other standouts include their cabernet and, for the white wine lovers, the viognier which is picked early to make a beautiful, balanced, light and fresh-style tasting – it’s as if they have blended the best parts of a sauvignon blanc and a chardonnay together. If you’d like to taste these delicious and special drops, the Mudgee cellar door is open every weekend to kids and furry friends. If you’re lucky enough to head to the winery on a long weekend or for the Mudgee Wine Festival held every September, you’ll be able to graze on locally sourced produce and sip on wonderful locally roasted coffee.
Slowfox Wines | 196 Black Springs Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land mentioned in our article, the people of the Wiradjuri Nation, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.