Discover a taste sensation in a place that’s a feast for the eyes. Swirl and sip your way across over 40 family-owned cellar doors, a distillery and brewery. Eat and treat yourself to our local produce. Potter around our boutique and chic shopping precinct and find hidden gems exploring our heritage.
If you’ve been here already, you’ll know the culinary passion runs deep, with Mudgee now a household name among foodies across Australia.
And for those of you who are yet to visit, allow us to set the scene. Mudgee has a rich pastoral history that is reflected in its heritage streetscapes which are wide and tree-lined, just as you would imagine a refined country town to look like.The largest and most central town in Mudgee Region, Mudgee itself is perched in a valley between rolling hills and secluded within its natural surroundings.
From the fertile farmland surrounds comes great local produce available at cafés and restaurants in town, farm gate tours, cellar doors and epicurean outlets. With a continuous history of winemaking since the 1850s, Mudgee is the third largest grape-producing region in NSW. It’s from this rich source that our chefs and winemakers draw inspiration, certain to delight your palate.
Blessed with historic buildings and described by the National Trust as ‘one of the finest groups of townscape in a country area’, Mudgee is a photographer’s paradise (novice to expert, you’ll be grabbing for your camera or phone…often).
Many ‘tree changers’ now call Mudgee home, taking a slice of their city life and gently connecting it with the authenticity of the country. What this means to you, our guest, is that you have an abundance of sophisticated yet earthy experiences to indulge in.
With a range of breathtaking natural attractions, delectable wine and scrumptious local produce (designed to impress the fussiest of foodies), events to excite, an impressive boutique and chic shopping precinct, lush golf course and picturesque streetscapes, it’s time you jumped in the car or hopped on a train or a plane to visit Mudgee. You won’t be disappointed.
Your taste buds will never quite be the same after sampling Mudgee Region’s locally foraged produce. The best thing is, there’s more than one way to get into it.
Loads of Australia’s finest foodies are bragging about their Mudgee Region experience, so why not see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Mudgee has long been famed for its sweet sweet honey. We’re also home to, and a major producer of, olives and high quality olive oils. You’re a nut fan? That’s ok; we have a delicious range of hazelnuts and pistachios too.
And you haven’t tried local until you’ve sampled our cheeses (feta fanatics regularly revisit to restock), the perfect accompaniment to Mudgee wine. But, if sweet is more your thing we still have you covered with award-winning chocolate, beans sourced from Vanuatu, made right here in Mudgee.
Fresh is best and you can’t beat free range lamb, beef, pork and yabbies for your protein hit. All feature on local menus across the region, that’s the beauty about dining in the country.
Local artisans do love sharing their food dreams. So, why not meet them in person to say hello and grab some tucker at our monthly Farmer’s Markets and Farm Walks.
With country charm and a sophisticated café culture, enticing coffee aromas around town will draw you in. Kick back for a lazy, long late brunch or lunch. Just delicious.
And our wine bars don’t just do wine. They have a selection of craft beers and ciders and offer sophisticated bar food and more extensive dining options, again highlighting the region’s abundance of locally grown produce.
From quaint BnB’s and home-away-from-home cottages to luxury hotel and resort accommodation, you’ll find somewhere to rest your head – it’s just a matter of choice.
And let’s face it, one visit just isn’t enough. You’ll be sure to impress your mates at your next dinner party when you expertly pair Mudgee produce with Mudgee wine, so you may just find yourself returning to restock sooner than you think.
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