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With a winemaking history stretching back to the 1858, Mudgee has long been a favourite with wine lovers who just keep on coming back to this picturesque region of rolling hills.

Mudgee (deriving from the Aboriginal term Moothi meaning ‘Nest in the Hills’) is situated in the Great Dividing Range and stretches from the township of Dunedoo in the north down through the towns of Gulgong and Mudgee to Rylstone and Kandos in the South. These towns with their early Australian architectural facades, rolling hills and green valleys make Mudgee one of NSW’s most stunning wine regions to visit.

Mudgee’s reliable summer weather with hot days and long cool nights allows for slower ripening making Mudgee ideal for producing red wines with great intensity of colour and flavour. In addition, the region’s rich volcanic soils with quartz ranging from 430m to 1100m above sea level, assist to produce wines of depth and character. As a result, Mudgee has established a reputation for big, concentrated red wines – in particular, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Recent years has also seen the emergence of new varietals with the likes of Sangiovese, Barbera and Zinfandel. Mudgee has experienced dramatic growth since the early 1970’s to become NSW’s third largest gape producing region and also features more than 40 cellar doors.

Useful Contacts

Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association

Visit Mudgee

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:

July 2022

Free On-Premise workshops

Register for free workshops that will assist NSW wine businesses become stronger in the NSW On-Premise channel.


October 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 2022, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in October.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022.


March 2023

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards will open in early 2023. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2022 #nswwinestar click below.

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