Pickup/ Drop off times: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Mudgee Brewing Co
Brewing craft beer in Mudgee NSW, since 2007. Mudgee Brewing Co. the true essence of beer. A boutique beer is produced in small batches, all natural and has no preservatives.
Also to explore at this stop is Gooree Park Cellar Door and Pantry, 48 Market Street, Mudgee. In addition to their array of wines on offer, visitors can also purchase produce and condiments sourced purely from local operators.
Wander down Market Street to Town Hall and visit Dad's Deli. Located in the Town Hall Arcade (between Market Street & Byron Place), Dad's Deli is a family run gourmet delicatessen offering a wide variety of local, Australian & some imported gourmet items.
Dad's Deli also sell Spencer Cocoa, chocolate made from scratch in Mudgee, using cocoa beans grown in Vanuatu.
SHORT SHEEP takes its name from the rare breed of miniature Babydoll Southdown sheep that can graze amongst the vines throughout the year supporting SHORT SHEEP’s integrated sustainable practices. All of their wines are hand crafted in small batches. With white wine, rose and red wines to choose from there is sure to be something here you will enjoy.
400 metres across the road you will find Huntington Estate. At Huntington Estate, they believe that time is the true test of a red wine, and that great wines improve with age, growing in complexity, subtlety and finesse. That’s why they make their reds to age, and generally release them at 4 to 5 years old, confident they will continue to improve for at least another 5 years - more often than not 10 and more. Rated tops for quality and value, a must visit cellar door.
Pickup/Drop Off times: 10:39am, 11:39pm, 12:39pm, 1:39pm, 2:39pm, 3:39pm
Lowe Wines is a certified organic facility, specialises in small batch winemaking using innovative techniques. The vineyard is untrellised, unirrigated and certified organic. They produce lower yields of distinctively individual grapes; one of four flag ship varieties being Zinfandel. They are leading the field with practical sustainable management in their vineyards and on the farm.
Pickup/Drop off times: 10:56am, 11:56am, 12:56pm, 1:56pm, 2:56pm, 3:56pm
High Valley Cheese & Cellar by Gilbert
The Gilbert family is passionate about fine wine, family heritage and local produce. The Cellar by Gilbert is their tasting room & wine bar.Guests may enjoy both current and museum released Gilbert wines from Mudgee, Orange & Eden Valley. Lunch available.Also at this stop High Valley Cheese where they specialise in handcrafted cheeses. Try marinated fetta, brie, caerphilly, stefan blue, colly blue, smoked cheddar and Mudgee Gold. Not to be missed for the cheese lover!!
Pickup/Drop Off times: 10:12am, 11:12pm, 12:12pm, 1:12pm, 2:12pm, 3:12pm
The Olive Nest
Wander up the lane to 1838 Wines and the Olive Nest, an olive oil and wine experience. Situated on the site of the historic Pipeclay goldfields, The Olive Nest and 1838 Wines produce a unique range of extra virgin and infused olive oils, olive products and deep red wines.Their oils are hand crafted through their Pieralisi olive press located in the cellar door. The 2 hectare vineyard is one of Mudgee's smallest, producing a range of flavoursome red wines.Their durif and the just released sparkling durif/shiraz are highly recommended. A not to be missed experience.
Pickup/Drop Off times: 10.26am, 11:26am, 12:26pm, 1:26pm, 2:26pm, 3:26pm
Pieter van Gent
Wine tastings at Pieter van Gent are conducted in the cask hall, which is dotted with barriques, puncheons, antique choir stalls, and flanked by twenty old German oak casks (circa 1850) used for storing wines. These came from Penfolds Cellars, when located in the basement of Sydney’s famous Queen Victoria Building.
Petersons Wines vineyard of 100 acres is planted to various red varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Durif, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Chambourcin. Their whites also do well in Mudgee: Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Viognier and they now have Marsanne and Sauvignon Blanc.
Slow Fox Winery runs about 7ha of vines on Brambletye Vineyard in Mudgee with a combination of trellised and bush vines. All their fruit is handpicked and made in their small scale winery on site.
Pickup/ Drop Off times: 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45am, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm
Treading lightly encompasses Heslop Wines’ philosophy of conservation and moderation, from hand pruning and picking in the vineyard, building sustainably with straw bales, to minimal intervention in the winemaking process to produce the highest quality, handcrafted wines. Your wine tasting will be in the Cottage Tasting Room and should not be missed for lovers of wine!
Robert Stein produce a number of different styles of red and white wines. Ranging from dry through to semisweet whites, and light soft tannin through to rich, complex red wines with a fine dry finish. The wines are made from fruit grown on the property and selected Mudgee vineyards.
Also at this stop is the Vintage Motorcycle Museum. The Museum is home to Robert’s collection of motorcycles, rare motorcycle collectables and photographs.
If a long lunch is what you are looking for, book into the Pipeclay Pumphouse (bookings essential prior to visiting Mudgee). Situated in the grounds of the Robert Stein Winery, the Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant is one of Mudgee’s premier fine dining restaurants. Views overlooking the vineyard, farm and valley give the restaurant a relaxed atmosphere.
Pickup/ Drop Off times: 10:32am,11:32am, 12.32pm, 1:32pm, 2:32pm, 3:32pm
Di Lusso Estate
Australia’s largest range of Italian varietal wines, the di Lusso cellar door is open every day of the week, with over seventeen Italian varietals and blends available.Their restaurant is open for lunch only, Friday to Sunday, serving wood-fired pizza and regional Mediterranean favourites.We also grow olives and figs, offering them both fresh and as pastes.Also at this stop is Mansfield Wines. Taste the Synergy from one of the oldest family owned wineries in district, taste some of the new exciting Mediterranean wine varieties available in Mudgee.
Pickup/Drop Off times: 10:50am, 11:50am, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 3:50pm
Vinifera Wines & Baker Williams Distillery
Baker Williams Distillery is a Micro Distillery.They make handcrafted spirits and liqueurs focusing on regional flavours & influences. Opened in September 2012, the distillery is part of the ever growing Australian Craft Distillery industry with an expanding range of flavoursome spirits and liqueurs.All at the one stop you can also visit Vinifera Wines and Mudgee Hampers to enjoy fine Spanish Varietals and spectacular fare from provedores across the Mudgee region.