Top 6 Cellar Doors to Visit in Mudgee
Discover all the wine delights Mudgee has to offer as we take you on a tour of the region’s wineries and cellar doors to be enjoyed with our guide and interactive map.
Mudgee is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and the birthplace of Australian Chardonnay. Located northwest of Sydney, it’s a countryside gem tucked away to the west of the Great Dividing Range. Mudgee (meaning “Nest in the Hills” in the local Aboriginal dialect) has a winemaking history stretching back to 1858. It produces excellent cool climate wines thanks to frosty winters giving way to warm days and cooler nights.
DISCOVER OUR TOP SIX MUDGEE CELLAR DOORS
First Ridge is one of Mudgee’s premier boutique cellar doors, dedicated to producing the best Italian varietal wines in the region and beyond. Their passion for wine has similarly translated into a passion for the design, functionality and architecture of their cellar door. The simple yet effective intersection of two shipping containers is the heart of its modern yet simplistic design, creating an open plan area in which visitors can taste the wines, while enjoying picturesque views over the vineyard and down the valley back into town. Enjoy the bubby and vivacious Sparkling Sangiovese “Fizzante,” and seductive Sangiovese Rosé, or try the evocative Italian “Enzo” blend, an all-round crowd pleaser.
Open weekdays 10am to 4pm and weekends 10am to 5pm
Corner of Burrundulla Rd and Castlereigh Hwy, Burrindulla
Visit the First Ridge website.
GILBERT FAMILY WINES
Gilbert Family Wines has been operating since 2004 with 5th generation winemaker, Simon Gilbert and his son, Will, at the helm. Sourcing their grapes from Mudgee, Orange and Eden Valley, Gilbert Family Wines prides itself on handcrafting cool climate wines of exceptional quality. The ethos behind the family business is simple; wise winemaking with fresh appeal.
The Cellar by Gilbert is their tasting room and wine bar, located just on the edge of town. Guests can experience both current and museum released Gilbert wines, while also enjoying Mudgee’s High Valley Cheese Co cheeses and small plates to share. On Friday and Saturday, The Cellar by Gilbert is open until 10pm, serving small plates and international wines from 6pm.
Open Sunday to Thursday 10am to 4pm and Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm.
137 Ulan Road, Mudgee.
Visit the Gilbert Family Wines website.
In 1969, Bob Roberts established Huntington Estate on the site of a rundown orchard. Huntington Estate’s 48-year-old vines grow thick in a gentle slope of a high valley in the Central Ranges. Huntington Estate sits in the middle of Mudgee's “golden circle” of vineyards and relies on cool nights and clear days for the grapes to fully ripen. The rustic Cellar Door of Huntington Estate Wines is located approximately 6km from the Mudgee town centre, where you can sample their stunning aged wines with a selection of cheese and biscuits to enhance your tasting experience.
Open weekdays and Sunday 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm
641 Ulan Rd, Buckaroo NSW 2850
Visit the Huntington Estate website.
Logan’s vineyards and tasting room in Mudgee are located in the scenic settlement of Apple Tree Flat. For over a decade, the Logan Tasting Room has been wowing visitors from the moment they drive through the gates. Perched neatly on the top of the hill, the clean architectural design perfectly frames the beautiful Mudgee landscape, with stunning views from every angle. Enjoy the view with a bottle of wine and a cheese plate, or a coffee and a big slice of freshly baked cake. Choose to enjoy it all from the big comfy couch, outdoor deck, or picnic on the lawn. The Logan Tasting Room has won a number of national awards, including Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine - Best Tasting Experience 2018 for the Mudgee region. Taste the full range of Ridge of Tears, Logan, Weemala, Apple Tree Flat and Vintage ‘M’ Cuvée new releases.
Open 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
1320 Castlereagh Hwy, Apple Tree Flat
Visit the Logan Wines website.
ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS MUDGEE
Established in 1858 and surrounded by picturesque vines and gum trees on the banks of Eurunderee Creek, the Cellar Door of Robert Oatley Vineyards, 'Craigmoor', is Mudgee's oldest winery and vineyard. The Oatley family purchased Craigmoor (formerly known as Poet's Corner) in 2006, renaming the property Robert Oatley Vineyards in 2009.Situated just 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of town, the property features picnic grounds around the Craigmoor Cricket Oval, the historic Craigmoor Winery buildings and within it, our cellar door, wine museum and the Craigmoor Pavillion café. Our distinctive range of Robert Oatley Vineyards award winning wines are available for tasting and purchase at our Cellar Door. In particular, our local Mudgee wines featuring the famous Craigmoor, Montrose and Wild Oats wines.
Cellar Door Open 10am – 4pm 7days per week
Craigmoor Pavillion Open – Fri, Sat and Sun
815 Craigmoor Road, Mudgee NSW
Visit the Robert Oatley Vineyards website.
The Robert Stein vineyard and winery has been owned and operated by the Stein family since its establishment in 1976 and is now a Halliday-rated 5 red star winery. Third generation winemaker, Jacob Stein, is producing award-winning wines using estate grown fruit. Located on Pipeclay Lane, about 8kms north of town, the Robert Stein Winery cellar door has panoramic views over the vineyard and Mudgee valley, and is also home to the Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant and a vintage Motorcycle Museum. Riesling and Shiraz star as the winery’s flagship varieties.
Open 10am to 4:30pm 7 days a week
Pipeclay Lane, Mudgee
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