Nature knows best. That’s why, when it comes to making great wine, the less interference, the better. At Thistle Hill, this philosophy informs every single thing they do – from planting and nurturing their vines to barrelling and bottling their wines. The result is consistently outstanding organic drops, enjoyed all over Australia and the world.
They focus on premium quality, small batch wines. Their winemaker, Tim White, treats every harvest with utmost care and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring he gets the most out of their fruit. Among their collection are Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet, all grown right here in their organic vineyard.
An idyllic location to relax and unwind as you sample their wines and partake in your choice of local produce from their Seasonal menu. Relax either within the comfort of the Cellar Door environment or by venturing outdoors and picnic on the lawn or use the outdoor facilities to savour what nature has created for your enjoyment. You also have the choice of purchasing wine by the glass or bottle, as well as beer, soft drinks and bottled water.
High Valley Cheese specialise in handcrafted cheeses. Milk is sourced from Dubbo and all the cheese is made on the premises. Try marinated fetta, brie, caerphilly, stefan blue, colly blue, smoked cheddar and Mudgee Gold. Not to be missed for the cheese lover!!
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.
Owners, Trine & Andy were motivated by the idea they could carry the family legacy and make wine to enjoy with their friends at a long lunch outdoors or around a dinner table. They took over the charming vineyard, cellar door, and boutique accommodation from Trine’s dad, Tony, in 2014.
If you are looking for Sparkling wine, Moscato, Pinot Noir or Savignon Blanc, Burnbrae is sure to please your palate.
While you are there grab a share platter of regional produce for lunch.
Also at this stop is Blacklea Vineyard and Olive Grove. Gai & Bernard invite you to their cellar door for a unique tasting experience of their wines and delightful range of cooking products – all made on the property.
Every weekend you can enjoy a 5-course Degustation Lunch (for the amazing price of $50). This all happens in their new enclosed facility overlooking Lake Shiraz. The menu changes every few weeks.
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.
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.
Mudgee Honey Haven stocks the widest selection of honeys available you can taste, trial each variety of honey before you decide on your favourites.There’s a wide selection of gifts, and local produce for which the region is well known. If wine tasting is more your style, sample some of their meads and liqueurs. And if that’s not enough, why not enjoy a cup of coffee at the adjoining Honey Haven Café.
There is even Putt Putt Golf to keep the little ones occupied!
Did you know:
It would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers
Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honeybee to fly once around the world.
There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on the flowers used to make it!
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.