Vinifera Wines

New South Wales | Mudgee

Our Review

Having lived in Mudgee for 15 years, Tony McKendry (a regional medical superintendent) and wife Debbie succumbed to the lure of winemaking; they planted their small (then 1.5ha) vineyard in 1995. In Debbie’s words, ‘Tony, in his spare 2 minutes per day, also decided to start Wine Science at CSU in 1992’. She continues, ‘He’s trying to live 27 hours per day (plus we have 4 kids!). He fell to pieces when he was involved in a severe car smash in 1997. Two months in hospital stopped his full-time medical work, and the winery dreams became inevitable’. Financial compensation finally came through and the small winery was built. The now-expanded vineyard includes 3.25ha each of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, 1.5ha of tempranillo and 1ha each of semillon, grenache and graciano. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

Proudly Family Owned and Organically Grown Vinifera produces a range of award-winning styles from distinctive Spanish reds to luscious dessert wines and many more in between. They believe less is more in their approach to wine growing and making and are committed to producing authentic, terroir driven vintages in tune with the environment. Vinifera Wines are proudly certified organic. Vinifera is also home to Mudgee Gourmet + Hampers, Mudgee’s largest selection of local produce. So come and visit, share in their joy of wine and local produce in the cellar door whilst soaking in the sweeping views across the vineyard to the hills beyond.

Specialities

Tempranillo, Graciano, Grenache.

Cellar Door

Information

Open 7 days, the Vinifera cellar door offers a range of paid tasting experiences and grazing platters. Mudgee Gourmet store is part of the Vinifera cellar door where you can purchase local produce.

Hours

Sunday-Friday 11am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm

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Food

Cuisine

Tasting plates featuring local produce + Serona Ham, Proscuitto, Chorizo, Fetta cheese, tapenades, spreads, with fantastic panoramic vineyard & rural views

Hours

Sun: 11:00am till 4:00pmMon: 11:00am till 4:00pmTue: 11:00am till 4:00pmWed: 11:00am till 4:00pmThu: 11:00am till 4:00pmFri: 11:00am till 4:00pmSat: 11:00am till 4:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Sam McKendry - sam@viniferawines.com.au

Stockist

Bondi Beach Cellars, BWS Mudgee, BWS Lithgow, BWS North Orange, Dan Murphys Orange, Dan Murphys Bathurst, Dan Murphys Dubbo, Dan Murphys Katoomba, BWS Marrickville, Dan Murphys online, Leura BWS, Double Bay Dan Murphys, BWS Springwood, Emu Plains BWS, BWS Cowra, The Organic Wine Cellar, Wine Selectors

Details

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Winemaker Lisa Bray, Jacob Stein
Established 1994
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 11 ha
Viticulturist Paul Stig
Opening Hours Sun-Fri 11-4, Sat 10-5
Address 194 Henry Lawson Drive, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Telephone (02) 6372 2461
Website www.viniferawines.com.au