Mudgee Wine + Food Month

Visit Lowe Wines when cycling in Mudgee | Destination NSW
Visit Lowe Wines when cycling in Mudgee | Destination NSW

Mudgee Wine + Food Month 

While it's always a good time to visit Mudgee on a cycling tour, September is a great time to visit Mudgee.
This is because the Mudgee Wine + Food Month is on!
Here's what you can expect, according to the official event synopsis:
"An unforgettable wine and food experience, Mudgee’s annual wine and food month festival started as a week-long celebration of the wine industry. Over 40 years later, the event is now one of New South Wales’ longest running wine and food festivals and features a diverse range of events including tastings, trivia, dinners and more.
While there are many signature events of the month-long celebration, each participating winery will generally offer their own unique experience, ranging from food and wine pairing, special tastings, platters, and tasting flights."
Cyclists in the vines at the Moothi Estate in Mudgee |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

Mudgee Wine + Food Month Events

There are several events you won't want to miss during this month-long celebration of the glorious gourmet produce of Mudgee. 

Twilight Tastings

Tantalise your tastebuds as we bring the wine tour to you, right in the heart of Mudgee township. Purchase your tasting pack including a wine tasting tumbler and tasting tokens before leisurely tasting a selection of Mudgee’s finest wineries (and local foodies).
A favourite with locals and visitors alike, come along + enjoy a public tasting of some of the best wines the Mudgee Region has to offer!

Tasting Sessions

Guests can choose from over 100 wines to sample + compare their palates to those of the wine show judges. There will also be an opportunity to take home six-packs of the award-winning wines at special ‘Go Tasting’ prices.
Enjoy a wine tasting experience with winemaker David Lowe at Lowe Wines, Mudgee |  <i>Destination NSW</i>

Wine Trivia

Join some of Mudgee’s biggest + best wine personalities for a casual evening of trivia with a difference – it’s all about the wine! Not a winemaker? Never had a Shiraz? Usually go for a beer? Don’t let that stop you! Wednesday Wine Trivia is all about having fun, learning something new + tasting some great local wines.

There’s a trophy and some fantastic prizes on offer, so grab your mates and get a team together. Study up if you like, but don’t fret if you don’t as there are questions for every level of wine knowledge out there.

Meet the Maker

Head out to one of Mudgee’s various cellar doors after hours for an intimate tasting session and exclusive access to new release wines!

Be greeted by one of the makers as you arrive for a special experience such as a winery tour, vineyard tour, or tasting of exclusive pre-release wines.

Go Grazing

Join in for an elegant long table degustation dinner of locally inspired dishes, paired with a selection of Mudgee’s best wines.

Throughout the evening you will be introduced to each wine and its matching dish by the local winemaker host. Listen and learn as you are guided through the characters to look for in the wine and why they complement the food on your plate. Bookings are essential for this delightful experience that is sure to leave you with a full belly + heart, as well as a deeper appreciation of how wine can enhance a meal.

>> Find all event dates, participating vineyards and more at the official Mudgee Wine Month website

Kangaroos in the midst near Mudgee

Take a bike tour to Mudgee during the Mudgee Wine + Food Month

There are 4 amazing self-guided cycling holidays you can take that start and finish in Mudgee during September. Having a food and wine festival at the finish line of a bike tour? Guilt-free gorging is priceless.

Mudgee Explorer

On this self-guided cycle trip you are free to set your own pace, with time to enjoy a long lunch, sample local cheeses or stop for a wine tasting en route. The choice is yours. We have a number of routes for you mapped out, each of which gives you ample time to appreciate the produce of this region. You'll stay in Mudgee for 4 nights, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the delights of the town. Best of all, you unpack just once on this one-hotel holiday. 

> View the Mudgee Explorer Self-Guided Cycle

Moothi Estate Vineyard in Mudgee |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

Central West Cycle Trail

The Central West Cycle Trail is quickly becoming one of the most popular bike routes in NSW (some would argue all of Australia!). It showcases everything you would expect from rural Australia including sweeping views, lonely roads and charming towns packed with character.

There are many ways to experience this trip during September:

Cycling the CWC out of Dunedoo |  <i>Michele Eckersley</i>

Capertee Valley in Comfort Cycle

Ride through the outstanding scenery of the Capertee Valley, an area of timeless beauty, and discover national parks, endangered birds, native wildlife and the world's widest canyon. Rest, relax and recharge in boutique accommodation. This self-guided trip departs daily all year round.
Cyclists viewing the Capertee Valley walls |  <i>Katy Taylor</i>

Rylstone & Wollemi National Park Cycle

This cycle tour explores the hidden gems near Mudgee. From the stone pagodas of the Wollemi National Park to Indigenous experiences or kayaking, you'll discover some of the Central West's best kept secrets on this self-guided tour.
Hiking over the rock formations in Wollemi National Park |  <i>Kate Harper</i>
>> Find all event dates, participating vineyards and more at the official Mudgee Wine Month website

Will you be visiting Mudgee for their food & wine festival? Or have you been before? Let us know in the comment section below.


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