The 9 Best Mudgee Wineries of 2024

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Mudgee Wineries

Welcome to the enchanting world of Mudgee wineries: a cornerstone of Australia’s rich viticultural heritage.

Mudgee, derived from the Wiradjuri term meaning “nest in the hills,” is a testament to the harmony between nature and the human touch. With its unique microclimate and fertile soils, this region has fostered the growth of vineyards that produce wines of exceptional character and complexity.

Wine tasting at a cellar door

The heart of the Mudgee wine experience is its cellar doors, where visitors can indulge in wine tastings of award-winning wines, including robust Cabernet Sauvignon, delicate Pinot Grigio, and rich Italian varietals.

The region takes pride in its commitment to organic and biodynamic wines, with many wineries, such as Lowe Family Wine and Bunnamagoo Estate Wines, proudly certified organic, showcasing their dedication to sustainable and eco-friendly winemaking practices.

A wine tour is one of the best things to do in Mudgee. If you’re staying with us at Sierra Escape, we can organise a full-day guided vineyeard tour to help you make the most of your time in the region.

9 best wineries in the Mudgee wine region

1. Lowe Family Wine

Our go-to winery in the region; Lowe Cellar Door has been praised in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine as one of the most inviting wineries in Mudgee. If you fancy a picnic hamper filled with the best local produce, these are available to buy and enjoy on the beautiful grounds.

Or for special occasions, check out Zin House – Mudgee’s first hatted restaurant.

David Lowe, a visionary winemaker with a deep connection to the land, leads the charge in utilising organic and biodynamic practices to nurture the vineyard. He prides himself on ensuring each grape tells a story of the Lowe family’s love and respect for the earth.

The winery specialises in small-batch vintages that capture the unique characteristics of their estate-grown varietals, including their renowned Zinfandel and elegant Riesling, among others.

Website: https://lowefamilywineco.com.au/

2. Burnbrae Wines

Founded on the principles of family, friendship, and the sheer love of wine, Burnbrae Wines offers a range of exquisite vintages that capture the essence of the Mudgee ecosystem. Visitors to Burnbrae cellar door are invited to hear each wine tell its story of sun-drenched vines and careful craftsmanship.

Here, wine tasting is not just an activity but a social event, often accompanied by lively music, local produce, and the kind of warm, rustic ambience that makes you feel right at home.

Website: https://burnbraewines.com.au/

3. Logan Wines

When all that tasting starts to make you peckish, head over to the Logan tasting room for some Mudgee wines and a locally sourced cheese plate.

The winery’s architectural marvel, the Tasting Room, is a testament to Logan Wines’ commitment to excellence and aesthetics. Perched on top of a hill, it offers breathtaking views of the vineyard and surrounding countryside, providing a serene backdrop for tasting their exquisite wines.

Logan’s portfolio includes a diverse range of varietals, from crisp, aromatic whites like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc to sophisticated, layered reds such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. Each wine is crafted with a focus on minimal intervention, allowing the natural qualities of the fruit to shine through.

Website: https://www.loganwines.com.au/cellar-door-mudgee

4. Yeates Wines

Nestled in the scenic Mudgee region, this beautiful family owned winery embodies a legacy of winemaking since taking over the historic Mountain Blue vineyard in 2010. This vineyard, with roots dating back to 1968, has flourished under the Yeates family’s stewardship, blending traditional practices with innovative approaches to sustainability and organic viticulture. Their commitment to quality and environmental stewardship marks every bottle, offering a unique taste of Mudgee’s rich wine heritage.

Website: https://yeateswines.com.au

5. Bunnamagoo Estate Wines

Bunnamagoo Estate Wines sits on the edge of the Mudgee Valley and represents a harmonious blend of history, tradition and the meticulous pursuit of winemaking excellence.

This boutique estate, with its rich heritage dating back to the 19th century, is the culmination of the Paspaley family’s dedication to crafting wines that reflect the distinct characteristics of their vineyards in both Mudgee and the high-altitude, cool climate region of Bathurst.

At Bunnamagoo, the focus is on small-batch production, ensuring that each vintage receives the personalised attention needed to achieve its full potential.

Website: https://www.bunnamagoowines.com.au/

6. Robert Stein Winery

Robert Stein is a family-owned winery with a lot to offer. The winery’s portfolio showcases a wide array of varietals, each reflecting the unique Mudgee region. From robust, flavorful reds to crisp, aromatic whites, Robert Stein Winery excels in capturing the essence of each grape variety.

With vineyards first planted in 1976, Robert Stein has become synonymous with quality, embodying the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

For children and non-drinkers, the Robert Stein Motorcycle Museum is home to Robert’s vast collection of bikes. Check it out 7 days a week if you’re looking for something a little different.

Website: https://www.robertstein.com.au/

7. Rosby Wines

Rosby Wines offers an intimate and personal wine tasting experience, where visitors are invited to enjoy their wine selections amidst the beauty of Rosby’s sculpture garden and art gallery.

With a focus on low-impact viticulture and boutique wine production, Rosby cultivates cabernet sauvignon and shiraz on 15 acres of land, producing hand-pruned and picked, high-quality, low-yield wines. This commitment extends to their small-batch varietals, which are carefully managed to emphasize fruit-driven flavors designed for aging, showcasing the uniqueness of their vineyard.

Website: https://www.rosby.com.au

8. Craigmoor Wines

Mudgee’s oldest winery sits on the banks of Pipeclay Creek. The surrounding trees envelop you as they take you back to the wine tasting experience of yesterday. Explore the historical cellar for a glimpse of Mudgee wine production over the years. There’s also a wine museum on site.

Dating back to the 1850s, Craigmoor is renowned for rich heritage, traditional winemaking techniques and exceptional quality.

The wines at Craigmoor are a reflection of the winery’s commitment to excellence and its deep understanding of the local terroir. With a focus on classic varietals that flourish in Mudgee’s climate, Craigmoor produces a range of wines that are celebrated for their depth, complexity and character.

Website: https://craigmoor.com.au/

9. Huntington Estate

Known for its robust, age-worthy reds and elegant, complex whites, Huntington Estate has become synonymous with the best that Mudgee has to offer. The winery’s flagship varietals include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, each reflecting the unique terroir and the skilled craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.

Huntington Estate’s wines are celebrated not just for their quality, but also for their ability to evolve and improve with age. This is a rarity that sets them apart in the Australian wine scene.

The estate also hosts the renowned Huntington Music Festival, a testament to its commitment to cultural enrichment.

Website: https://huntingtonestate.com.au/

Book a Tour of Mudgee Wineries

The best way to experience the Mudgee wine region is a tour of 4-5 wineries throughout the day. Our experienced tour partners can plan it all for you, or take you to the places you’ve chosen.

Want to book a guided tour of Mudgee’s best wineries? Whether you’re staying with us or not, we can organise a trip perfectly suited to your group’s taste. Love a pinot gris? More interested in delicious meals? Personalised trips are there for you to customise.

Get in touch to organise your trip.

What makes Mudgee special?

The wineries of Mudgee are not just places of production but are the heartbeats of a community passionate about sharing the joy of wine. Each vineyard and winery in Mudgee tells its own story through the lens of the land and the hands that nurture it.

From historic estates that have perfected their craft over generations to boutique wineries pioneering innovative techniques, the diversity is as rich as the wines themselves. The common thread is a deep respect for the ecosystem and a commitment to sustainability. All Mudgee winemakers ensure their precious environment continues to thrive for future generations.

So much more than wine tastings

Beyond the vineyards, the Mudgee region enchants with its charming town, gourmet local produce and artisanal offerings. It’s a place where the delights of the countryside meet the creativity of its people, creating a tapestry of experiences that linger in the heart long after you leave.

Mudgee Vineyard tours are more than a destination; they are a journey into the essence of what makes wine a celebration of life. Here, amidst the beauty of the hills and the vibrancy of the vineyards, you’ll discover wines that are not only tasted but felt, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Welcome to Mudgee, where every sip tells a story, and every visit inspires a lasting connection to this enchanting corner of the world.

Book Wine Tasting Through Sierra Escape

Now you’ve learned all there is to know about the Mudgee wine region, you’re ready to come and see us.  Take your time and stay a while. We have some truly unforgettable accommodations for adults wanting to enjoy the luxuries Mudgee has to offer while experiencing the call of nature.  Check out our luxury glamping tents and tiny homes for an experience you’ll remember forever.