In and around Mudgee there are over 40 cellar doors, 151 vineyards and 12 wineries for you to visit.
Mudgee has 2,400 hectares dedicated to grape growing which produce 14 million bottles a year.
Mudgee’s latitude is the same as the Clare Valley in South Australia and on average about 100m higher.
Warm summer days and cool evenings together with Mudgee’s elevation allows the grapes to have a slower ripening period which results in wines with great intensity of colour and flavour. Mudgee is my favourite destination for friendly people and great wines.
Wine & Food Editor
Photo © Amber Hooper – Destination NSW
Prepare for an adventure, a vintage experience, a showcase of fine wine.
The busiest time of the vineyard year is, of course, harvest in the last summer.
In autumn the winemakers are settling into their important task of ensuring that the vintage continues to reach its potential.
Winter is maintenance time -trellising, pruning and repairing.
And spring? Bud-burst and the promise of another excellent harvest.
Taste the good life – taste the difference at Mudgee.
Visit a local cellar door to track down a wine worthy of your palate. At all of the local cellar doors you’ll find the friendliest people who are keen to talk about their wines, their region and imbue you with their enthusiasm.
And what is the best wine in the Mudgee region?
Well, it’s the one you enjoy the most!
66 Pipeclay Lane Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 3719 or 0403137841
Open Friday 11am to 3pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm
One of the smallest commercial vineyards in Mudgee. Over 2 hectares of vines produce 8 tonnes of grapes in a good season, but nothing in a bad season. This lets us focus on producing high-quality wines every year.
29 Alexander Rd (off Hill End Rd) Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 3366
Open Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday: 9am to 5pm, Monday 9am to 5pm. Every day during school holidays
Gai & Bernard invite you to our cellar door for a unique tasting experience of our wines and delightful range of cooking products – all made on the property.
433 Cassilis Rd Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6372 6205
Blue Wren Winery is nestled in the beautiful Mudgee Valley, with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.
89 Botobolar Road Mudgee 2850
Ph 02 6373 3840
Open 11am to 4pm daily closed Wednesdays
Botobolar’s 22 hectare vineyard established in 1971 is Australia’s oldest organic vineyard, the vines have always been grown organically without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
1056 Castlereagh Highway Appletree Flat via Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 13 14
Open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
We have premium wines crafted from organic grapes including preservative free & low preservative wines.
603 Henry Lawson Drive Eurunderee Mudgee NSW
Ph 02 6373 3046
Open 7 days 10am to 4pm
At Bunnamagoo, the focus is on individual, traditionally-made wines. The grapes are sourced from Bunnamagoo’s two vineyards, the Bunnamagoo vineyard at high-altitude Rockley NSW and from the Eurunderee vineyard not far from Mudgee NSW.
548 Hill End Road Mudgee
Ph 02 6373 3504
Open every day from 10am to 4pm
We’re here because we just love wine, cracking wine to be precise! We love a good party, good friends, and good food, with a drizzle of unhealthy banter on the side.
234 Castlereagh Highway Mudgee
Ph 02 6372 9532
Open 10am to 4pm daily (closed Tuesday)
Burrundulla Vineyards – History in a glass… Within Burrundulla’s beautiful wine tasting room and alfresco courtyard enjoy classic, elegant-natured wines, that reflect the heritage behind the ‘history in a glass’ label.
253 Burrundulla Road, Mudgee NSW
Ph: 0417 451 102
Charnwood Estate in Mudgee is a small player kicking big goals with its Shiraz and Merlot. As small and boutique as wineries come, Charnwood demanded everyone’s attention when it’s 2009 Charlie’s Row Merlot won against some higher profile wineries in the 2011 Winewise Championship.
Cnr Sydney and Rocky Waterhole Roads Mudgee
Ph 02 6370 4540 or 0423 404 100
Cellar Door to open to public
At Clearview Estate we implement best vineyard management practices to ensure we deliver the highest quality hand-selected fruit to the winery. These grapes are then returned to us as premium wine, rich in flavour to be savoured and enjoyed on any occasion.
182 Cudgegong Rd, Rylstone, NSW, 2849
Ph 0429 787 705
Open Saturday, Sunday and most public holidays 12 to 4pm
From the first vine planting in 1998, our family’s single-vineyard estate has grown into a renowned multigenerational boutique producer of French-style wines. We are located on the hills above the picturesque town of Rylstone, an area we were drawn to for its similarity to the Burgundian terroir of our heritage.
“Inverway” Warrangunyah Road Ilford NSW 2850
Ph 02 9233 6233
de Mestre wines is a cool-climate vineyard located in an isolated valley in mountain country on the western side of the Blue Mountains, approximately 200 km west of Sydney.
Eurunderee Lane Mudgee
Ph 02 6373 3125
Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
diLusso Estate offers cellar door visitors Australia’s widest range of Italian varietal wines. We also provide tastings of our extra virgin olive oil as well as our fresh figs and fig products.
Edgell Lane, off Ulan Rd Mudgee
Ph 0402 326 612
Open Fridays 11am to 4.30pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10.30am to 4.30pm
Ernest Schuetz’s involvement in the wine industry started in 1988 at the age of 21. Working in various liquor outlets and as a sales representative for Miranda Wines, McGuigan Simeon and, later, Watershed Wines, gave him an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the wine market. In 2003 he and wife Joanna purchased the Arronvale Vineyard.
Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 0458 525 899
Available online or at bottle shops or wine bars or restaurants.
Winemaker Stuart Olsen. Handmade, boutique, artisan red wine and white wine made from Mudgee and Orange Australia.
Cassilis Road Mudgee
Ph 02 6373 3177
Open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am to 5pm
Friendly country hospitality in beautiful surrounds. Our aim is for you to enjoy your visit while tasting Premium Award-winning Wines – Sweet, Dry, Fortified – Wine for all palates! Relax in our own wine garden (only minutes from town). Take advantage of our Barbeque facilities. Stay in our self-contained accommodation – your holiday in a vineyard.
577 Burrundulla Rd, Burrundulla NSW 2850
Ph 0407 701 014 or 0418 161 132
Open weekdays 10am to 4pm, weekends 10am to 5pm
Our passion for the wines has similarly translated into a passion for the design, functionality, and architecture of our cellar door in which visitors can taste the wines, whilst enjoying the picturesque views over the vineyard.
Castlereagh Highway Mudgee
Ph 02 6378 1800
Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday to Sunday: 11 to 4.00pm
Gooree Park has long been associated with Champion Thoroughbred racehorses, but now a new Champion emerges from this magnificent property -their wines. Producing such varieties as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, their cellar door is a must on your next Visit to Mudgee.
112 Craigmoor Rd, Eurunderee NSW
Ph 02 63723903
Bob and Julie Heslop’s small family-owned dryland vineyard in the heart of Mudgee’s premium wine growing area produces small batches of handcrafted, high-quality wines. Their aim is to ‘tread lightly’, a philosophy of conservation and moderation.
137 Cassilis RoadMudgee
Ph 02 6372 1011
Mudgee’s northernmost vineyard and Mudgee’s purpose-built artisan Cheese Factory, combine to offer visitors an informative experience in the pleasant surroundings of their air-conditioned building.
641 Ulan Road, Buckaroo NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 3825 or 1800 995 931
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm, Sunday and Public, Holidays10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Established in 1969. Estate Grown made and bottled wines resulting in unique, powerful and developed red wine styles displaying terroir. Halliday’s 2005 Wine Companion rates Huntington as Mudgee’s only 5 star winery, one of eleven in NSW and within Australia’s top 10%.
Cnr Magpie Lane & Castlereagh Hwy Gulgong NSW 2852
Ph 02 6374 2633
We are small. Jamieson Estate is a boutique Mudgee winemaking company born from a passion for wine and a love of the land.
1320 Castlereagh Highway, Apple Tree Flat 2850
Ph 02 6373 1333
Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm.
The Logans produce wines under four labels – the eponymous and premium Logan range, Weemala – the champion of rarer varietals and styles, the well-priced Apple Tree Flat range that allows a little Logan indulgence every day, and Ridge of Tears, which heroes the best Shiraz from each region.
Cnr Cassilis (Ulan) & Buckaroo Rd, Mudgee
Ph 0420 744 810
Open Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm Other times by appointment
You are welcome to our tasting room in Mudgee where you can taste our range of cheese and wine and you can meet our sheep, goats and ‘Al’ the alpaca.
Tinja Lane Mudgee
Ph 6372 0800
Open 7 days
I’ve only ever wanted to be a winemaker. I’ve been doing it now for 35 years – that’s a good thing! I still love it. It’s what gets me up in the morning, puts a smile on my face and provides the drive to keep doing it better and better.
1179 Castlereagh Highway Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 1248
The Mudgee Region has a great range of Markets for the locals and visitors, some are produce markets and others art and homemade items. Our Organically Grown and vegan-friendly wines have been a part of this region for over 30 years.
59 Sills Lane, Eurunderee, Mudgee NSW 2850
PH 0438 733 874
Tastings by appointment
Making wine in the Mudgee region for over 40 years, Miramar winemaker, Ian MacRae, has built his legacy from the ground up. He constructed Miramar’s winery in the 1970s and visitors to his cellar door will know the winemaker still continues to enjoy “building things”
571 Spring Flat Rd, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Ph 6372 2681
Open 10am to 4pm 7 days a week
Inspired by traditional, young and directional winemakers here and overseas, we’ve strived to develop a small and select portfolio of interesting wines.
85 Rocky Waterhole Road Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6372 2925
Open 7 days a week Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am to 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am to 4pm
The grapes chosen for Moothi wines are harvested from specially selected rows where individual berries are tested for ripeness, colour, taste and mature tannins to ensure what goes into the bottle is the finest wine we could possibly produce.
280 Henry Lawson Drive Mudgee
Ph 02 47022 902 or 0414362019
In 1854 Andreas Kurtz the Great Grandfather of Alfred Gustave Kurtz, migrated from Bavaria to Australia. Andreas was a weaver and a winemaker and planted the vineyard in 1856.
2222 Bylong Valley Way Rylstone, NSW 2849
Ph 1300 550 239
So why did we choose Naked Lady Wines? Amaryllis belladonna, known as Naked Ladies or Belladonnas. They’re South African bulbs that come from the western side of the Cape.
Horse Flat Lane, Mullamuddy
Ph 9967 3294
Open 10am to 4pm. Long weekends or by appointment
Our credo is “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope & confidence” – Helen Keller. What started as a dream in 1990 has become our reality
6 Blacksprings Road Mudgee 2850
PH 02 6373 3184
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
This vineyard of 100 acres is planted to various red varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Durif, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Chambourcin. This vineyard boasts some of our more famous red styles such as Glenesk, Ian’s Selection.
141 Black Springs Road Mudgee
Ph 02 6373 3030
Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday and Public Holidays 10:30 am to 4 pm
Beautiful handcrafted wines. Wines sculptured from the grapes grown on our 100 acre estate. Each displaying the vibrant characters of grape, soil and winemaker.
Craigmoor Road Mudgee
Ph 02 6372 2208
Open 7 days 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Established in 1858 and surrounded by picturesque vines and gum trees on the banks of Eurunderee Creek, the Cellar Door of Robert Oatley Vineyards, ‘Craigmoor’, is Mudgee’s oldest winery and vineyard.
Pipeclay lane Mudgee
Ph 02 6373 3991
Open 7 days 10am to 4.30pm
At Robert Stein we produce a number of different styles of red and white wines. Ranging from dry through to semi-sweet whites, and light soft tannin through to rich, complex red wines with a fine dry finish.
122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 63733856 or 0419 429 918
Open weekends 11am – 4pm
In each glass of red, every hand-crafted room, every locally sourced morsel, and each artistic flourish, is the beautiful, earthy, and wholly contagious Rosby way of life.
47 Buckaroo Lane Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 3762 or 0420 299 999
Open 7 days 10.30am to 5.30pm
Our approach to winemaking is simple: to create wines in Short Sheep’s Micro-Winery, that reflect the variety and quality of fruit our Mudgee vineyard produces or parcels of fruit carefully selected from the district.
1307 Castlereagh Hwy, Apple Tree Flat NSW 2850
Ph 0449 295 122
Please call 0449 295 122 to check opening hours
At Skimstone we specialise in vibrant food-friendly wines – in particular, the Italians – Sangiovese and Barbera. Our tasting shed is set in a classic regional landscape overlooking the hills and river of the Cudgegong Valley.
196 Black Springs Rd, Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 0449 295 122
Open Friday to Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment
We run about 7ha of vines on Brambletye Vineyard in Mudgee with a combination of trellised and bush vines. All our fruit is hand picked and made in our small-scale winery on site.
137 Ulan Rd, Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6372 1325
Open Sunday to Thursday 10am till 6pm, Friday to Saturday 10am to 10pm
Gilbert Family Wines began its journey in 2004 by fifth generation winemaker Simon Gilbert. Simon has always had a strong desire to do things his own way and create a label true to himself, at the same time paying tribute to his heritage.
Cnr Henry Lawson Drive & Ulan Road Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 02 6372 2133
Open 7 days 10am to 5pm
Six years ago Sally and Johnnie Furlong decided to move their Vineyard Cellar Door to a more convenient location at the Fairview Centre, situated only two minutes from Mudgee.
74 McDonalds Rd, Erudgere NSW 2850
Ph 02 6373 3546
Open every day 10am to 4pm
Organic farming was a choice Thistle Hill made forty years ago when we first started producing wine in the 1970s, not just because it’s better for our consumers, but because we genuinely believe organic wines simply taste better and sustainable farming is the right thing to do.
491 Ulan Rd Mudgee
Ph 02 6372 2237
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
194 Henry Lawson Dr, Bombira NSW 2850
Ph 02 6372 2461
After discovering that the Mudgee wine region has similar climatic conditions to the Rioja region in Northern Spain, Vinifera owners, Tony and Debbie McKendry, on an inspired journey into the world of Spanish wine.
179 Tinja Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 0419 251 208
Open 10.30am to 4.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Extended trading on long weekends and during the annual Mudgee Wine Festival in September.
A boutique wine producer located 4 km from the centre of the Mudgee township. Vines were planted in 1994 with subsequent plantings in 1996 and 2008. Walter Wines received a 4-star rating in the 2013 Edition of the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.
The vineyards are within the old Putta Bucca Estate subdivision and we have adopted that name to gather with Federation Hill for our wines. Federation Hill was the name given by Mudgee residents to the location where a picnic was held in January 1901 to celebrate the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia.
138 Craigmoor Rd, Mudgee NSW 2850
Ph 0427 791 264
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm by appointment
Since 2010 the Yeates family have owned and worked hard to rejuvenate one of Mudgee’s first-established vineyards, formerly owned by Rosemount and then Foster’s.