Heading to Mudgee for a weekend of wine tasting is absolutely encouraged in 2020. After such a tricky beginning to the year, we all deserve a bit of a treat. Book a room, pack your bags and head to Mudgee, we have taken care of the rest.
On this page, you will find eight of the best wineries in Mudgee – ones that will guarantee you a perfect NSW Weekend Escape. By combining big names with sweet, smaller scale wineries, we have created a diverse list of Mudgee wineries. Read on to discover our top choices of wineries in Mudgee.
1. First Ridge
Elevated at 580-metres high, and found 10km from Mudgee, First Ridge is a striking Mudgee Winery not to be missed. Find this little gem amongst rolling hills and ridges, overlooking the Cudgegong River valley. First Ridge has been producing premium wine grapes for nearly twenty years. Today, they focus heavily on producing the best Italian varietal wines around. Set within the chic and minimalistic cellar door, constructed from shipping containers, you can sip Mudgee wine with a view here. At First Ridge Cellar Door, enjoy a wonderful Sparkling Sangiovese “Fizzante” or an elegant Sangiovese Rosé. Watch the sweeping vineyard roll down into the valley and off into the town from this sleek construction perched upon a hill.
Consider a visit to Huntington Estate your traditional and rustic cellar door experience during your Weekend Escape. In 1969, Bob Roberts founded Huntington Estate on the land where a rundown orchard stood. Today, the flourishing old vines spread across the winery in the Mudgee region. Only 6km from the centre of Mudgee, you must pay a visit here not only for wonderful aged wines of high quality, but also for the delectable local cheeses.
Firth generation winemaker Simon Gilbert started the Gilbert Family Wine journey in 2004. Playing with wine making in his own way, but staying true to his family and heritage, this winemaker creates wine of elegance and vibrancy. Located on the very edge of Mudgee itself, The Cellar is set within a beautiful sandstone building and offers guests more than just a taste of excellent wine. Pop into The Cellar in Mudgee, which appears in may ways like a cosy yet modern wine-bar. Try award-winning wines as well as indulgent sharing platters here.
Created with sustainability and intimacy in mind, Short Sheep is one of the most unique wineries in Mudgee. Short Sheep Winery is considered a micro-winery and offers visitors a truly relaxed and cosy experience. Creating quality wines from only 25 tonnes of grapes each vintage, only a small quantity of wine is produced here. In fact, buy a bottle from the Micro-Winery’s Cellar Door and you’ll be buying something unique. On site is the only place you can purchase these wonderful wines. With a sustainable ethos at the centre and grazing sheep and cows all around, this place is truly charming. Preservative-free shiraz, aged in an oak barrel is famous here. Drop by to explore the serene scenes of Short Sheep Winery for yourself.
5. Logan Wines
Visit Logan Wines for a taste of just about any kind of wines; sparkling, fruity, funky, white and red. With a selection of premium and traditional wines on offer, the winery also has some more quirky products. A cellar door experience at Logan Wines is absolutely one of the best things to do in Mudgee. Boasting wonderful uninterrupted views over Logan Winery Mudgee Vineyard, the architecture is very striking. All-glass and with a bright airy vibe, this contemporary building will knock your socks off. Enjoy the view with a tasting experience, or opt for a bottle and gaze into the Mudgee countryside.
6. Robert Stein
A very short drive from Mudgee, you will find Robert Stein Vineyard. Beginning with only two hectares in 1976, the winery is now extensive and flourishing. A feeling of family and wholesome countryside living is evident here. Stein’s grandson, Jacob, is now the head winemaker. Pop into the cellar door and try cabernet merlot, semillon, gewürztraminer, shiraz, sparkling chardonnay and much more. Panoramic views and endless Mudgee valley landscapes frame this gorgeous Mudgee winery. Book a table at Pipeclay Pumphouse on the vineyard grounds for a paddock-to-plate dining experience and indulge in cuisine crafted from seasonal, local produce.
7. Lowe Wine
Organic and biodynamic wines, spectacular views and an idyllic cellar door describes the setting at Low Wines. Growing grapes according to organic farming principles, at Lowe Wine, grapes comes from the healthiest of vines. As a result, wine is high-quality and packed with flavour. Immerse yourself in a real Mudgee experience at Lowe Wine and choose a tasting in the rustic yet tasteful cellar door. Take a leisurely stroll around the property or choose to nibble on a regional platter on the terrace. Alternatively, find a spot on the sweeping green lawns and bring your favourite bottle of the vineyard’s wine.
Get a taste of France in Australia at De Beaurepaire Wines, located 45 minutes outside of Mudgee. This family winery set within an elegant estate is a multi-generational producer of French-style wines. Boutique in style, the winery is located upon scenic undulating hills in the New South Wales countryside. Drop by the historic cellar door surrounded by lawns and soak in the view of the vineyard. Located inside an 170-year-old stable building, this cellar door is rustic and historically rich. It might be a little out of town, but this cellar door is set within one of the best wineries in Mudgee and its surrounds.
Stylish Mudgee Accommodation
So, pack your bags and head to Mudgee for a Weekend Escape this winter. There’s nothing like a wine tasting getaway, and we think a visit to the above locations will give you a pretty thorough overview of the best wineries in Mudgee.
Looking for accommodation in Mudgee. We can help you with that too. Why not try Parklands Resort? Offering an indoor pool and spa, chic and classy rooms and 30 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, Parklands Resort will add a layer of luxury to your Weekend Escape.
Other things to do in Mudgee
Finally, there are plenty of things to do in Mudgee aside from wine. If it’s not just vineyard hopping you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Check out this Ultimate Guide to Mudgee to explore what the charming town of Mudgee NSW has to offer.