Dating back to 1858, Mudgee wineries have been creating innovative styles of wine that have become iconic to the region. Otherwise known as Moothi, which is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘Nest in the hills’, get to know this wine region nestled in New South Wales.
Robert Stein Winery
After 12 years tending to the family vineyard, Jacob Stein continues to preserve and build his family legacy, which began in 1976 when his grandfather Robert Stein and his family planted the vineyard. Developing a deep understanding of the growing conditions in Mudgee, Jacob has mastered the continental climate through his love of regenerative farming and viticulture to produce quality wines with distinct regional character for the family-owned and operated Robert Stein brand. Visiting the winery’s cellar door is the best chance to see the impressive wine offering. Pair a glass of riesling or shiraz with a charcuterie platter, showcasing the free-range Stein Farm produce from on site.
Located between the walls of the working winery, guests get to see the true winemaking process as well as marvel at the exhibition of vintage motorbikes and memorabilia. Or if you’re not the biggest motorcycle enthusiast, book ahead into one of Mudgee’s premier fine dining restaurants Pipeclay Pumphouse, housed on the grounds, to enjoy their seasonal, paddock-to-plate menu.
Pipeclay Lane, Mudgee | Find out more.
LoganThe beautiful, award-winning tasting room at Logan sits above an uninterrupted view of the entire Logan family vineyard and Apple Tree Flat. It’s the ideal location to let time fly by, sampling any of the new-vintage releases from winemaker Peter Logan’s Ridge of Tears, Weemala, and more. Find a spot to relax on the outdoor terrace or lush green lawns to taste the full suite of wines alongside a locally sourced cheese plate.
At night, the glass and wood tasting room ocassionally hosts some of the most revered chefs from Australia’s finest restaurants, who create degustation menus matched to the Logan collection of wines. Open daily, here you can taste some of the finest cool-climate wines from Mudgee’s ironstone and quartz-laced red loam soils showcased across the full range.
1320 Castlereagh Highway, Apple Tree Flat (15 kilometres from Mudgee) | Find out more.
First RidgePerched against the ancient, rocky ridges south of Mudgee, the First Ridge vineyard and cellar door overlook the spectacular Cudgegong Valley – an excellent vista to enjoy one of their single vineyard, premium range wines paired with cheese and olives. Lap up the views at this multi-award winning winery.
577 Burrundulla Road, Mudgee | Find out more.
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.