Top Cellar Doors to Visit in Mudgee!
18th July 2018
Wondering where to explore in Mudgee? Discover a new-found love for wine in the region with a viticulture history that stretches back to 1858. Known for its humid, subtropical climate, Mudgee produces predominantly red wine varieties, especially Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but the region also has a clone of Chardonnay. With so many to choose from, check out our top picks for the best cellar doors to visit in Mudgee:
35 years in the business David Lowe of Lowe Wines only ever wanted to be a winemaker and today he shares with us his love and passion for the industry. The winery is a certified organic facility specialising in small batch winemaking using innovative techniques. The Mudgee vineyards are un-trellised, unirrigated and certified organic. Pop into the cellar door and meet Lowe as you taste the honest organic varieties on offer. You’ll be sure to discover a new-found love and appreciation for the art of organic grape growing and organic winemaking upon your visit.
Established in 1968, Burnbrae is somewhat of a Mudgee icon known for its multitude of award winning wines, historic Winemaker’s Cottage, old peppertree backdrop and warm cellar door experience. A visit is a must for those ‘in the know’ about exceptional handcrafted wines which offer both personality and regionality, or if you wish to experience an authentic vineyard getaway book a night’s stay in the Winemaker’s Cottage.
Thistle Hill wines have been local and national favourites since 1975, making organic and sustainable wine on the grounds of one of Mudgee’s historic landmarks from the Australian gold rush. You can taste the fruit in every glass and it’s all because of the grapes harvested are nurtured organically and always have been. In their opinion, organic grapes become organic wines and they simply taste better.
For those interested in experiencing Australia’s rich history, check out the first waystation where gold miners came to relax and take in the beauty of the valley, also on the land of which the property stands.
Located on rolling ridges at an elevation of 580 meters, the vineyard of First Ridge Wines overlooks the beautiful Cudgegong river valley. First Ridge Wines have been producing premium wine grapes for some of the best wineries in the country for some eighteen years and have in recent years been dedicated to producing their own handcrafted Italian varietals under their own First Ridge label in Mudgee.
In the architecturally designed open plan cellar door, visitors can taste the wines whilst enjoying picturesque views over the vineyard and down the valley.
Where to stay? Book a night away at the Parklands Resort, Mudgee situated at the gateway to the Mudgee Wine Trail.