Mudgee's wineries are the region's biggest drawcard. Most are family owned, and many have been scoring big at wine awards. Whether you're motivated by cellar-door snacking, finding a preservative-free drop that doesn't compromise on taste, or you're just after a truly impressive view – the area has you covered.
Ben, who runs the Mudgee Tourist Bus and has been taking people around the region for over a decade, says six is the magic number when it comes to winery touring: “it’s the most you should try to fit in.” That's why we've picked six of the best – hit them all in one day, or take it easy with 48 hours of winery touring.
When you're done with the grapes, enjoy the rest of the area's charm with our guide to Mudgee accommodation, restaurants and things to do.
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