New South Wales | Mudgee

Our Review

Gerald and Kay Norton-Knight have shiraz and cabernet sauvignon established on what is a truly unique site in Mudgee. Many vignerons like to think that their vineyard has special qualities, but in this instance the belief is well based. The vineyard is situated in a small valley with unusual red basalt over a quartz gravel structure, encouraging deep root growth, making the use of water far less critical than normal. Tim Stevens of Huntington Estate has purchased some of the ample production and makes the Rosby wines.


Rosby Wines are the epitome of low-impact viticulture and truly boutique wine production. Borne from 15 acres of 20-year-old cabernet sauvignon and shiraz grapes — planted, pruned and picked by hand — the vineyard is carefully managed to produce high-quality, low-yield crops. The 2009 vintage saw the addition of a deliciously sticky liqueur port and in 2011 a refreshing rosé added to the Rosby cabernet and shiraz staples. In 2014, new blocks of riesling, chardonnay and sangiovese were planted as a future complement to the reds already in the cellar. Rosby’s label speaks to the authentic home-grown flavour of the Norton-Knight’s production: A daughter graces the front label in a dress snatched from Kay’s wardrobe, while true stories of life on the vineyard delight drinkers on the back. This is life at Rosby: simple, unspoiled, and best enjoyed in the company of friends. The small fruit yields underpinning the Norton-Knight’s low-impact farming philosophy mean that Rosby wines won’t ever be found in bottle shops. Instead, orders are taken online, by phone, email, or by literally knocking on Kay and Gerald’s door.

Sculptures in the Garden 10th & 11th October 2020


Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz

Cellar Door


The Rosby Cellar Door and Sculpture Garden is a truly unique Mudgee wine and art experience where cellar door wine tastings are conducted casually outdoors in the Rosby Sculpture Garden. Feel free to drop by for a tasting with Gerry or experience a guided Sculpture tour with Kay and embrace the Rosby experience. Throughout the year the Rosby Cellar Door exhibits work from a range of emerging and established artists.


Sun: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 4:00pm

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Rosby Guesthouse is more than just a place to lay your head. It’s a destination in itself, and embodies the philosophy of the family and the Rosby way of life, with all the personal touches you’d come to expect from luxury boutique accommodation. The main house sleeps eight in four sumptuous king rooms with private ensuites a fully stocked kitchen, living and dining spaces. There’s also a private studio adjoining the house which sleeps two.


Each room has a private ensuite, Each room has A/C, Fully equipped kitchen, Large Dining and Living space, Open fire place, Free Wifi, Quality Linen, Breakfast included, Complimentary bottle of Rosby wine on arrival, King size beds or King single beds, BBQ facilities, External Dining, Vegetable garden and complimentary vegetables, Walking tracks, Chook yard and fresh complimentary eggs, Food in freezer available for purchase, Catering available by request, Private wine tasting by request

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Winemaker Tim Stevens
Established 1996
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 9 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 10-4, Mon-Fri by appt
Address 122 Strikes Lane, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Telephone 0419 429 918