Mudgee is on Wiradjuri land and was first settled by Colonial settlers in 1822 when George and Henry Cox drove 500 livestock and established Menah, Mudgee’s oldest grazing property. Fast forward 200 years and the Mudgee region offers a thriving township of over 15,000 people, 41 wineries with Cellar Doors, a host of fabulous restaurants and cafes, a wide range of boutique retail outlets, specialist Providores for a bottle of local olive oil or jar of chutney or jam, and a regional arts precinct..
Wineries – Lowe Family Wine Co, Robert Stein Vineyard and Winery, Petersons, Di Lusso Wines, Huntington Estate, Logan Wines, Moothi Estate.
Great Restaurants – The Zin House at Lowe’s, Pipeclay Pumphouse at Steins, and Cade if you’re wanting to hang around in town.
Cafes and casual dining – Althea by Zin will take you to Paris for a while, the MudCaf has great coffee, and the tranquil historic courtyard at Alby & Esther’s are all Mudgee cafe must-do’s. For a more substantial meal or night out, the Lawson Park Hotel, Kelly’s, the Orient or the Woolpack Hotel for a great pub meal, Eltons for a creative bar + bites experience, Three Tails Brewery for a great craft beer and slow-cooked BBQ food with a twist from Smokin’ Bro & Co, Roth’s Wine Bar and Restuarant if you like a bit of live music.
Other interesting things – Mudgee Brewery, High Valley Cheese, the Honey Haven, Lomondo’s Olives, and there’s a farmer’s Market in town on the second Sunday of every month, boasting over 60 stalls of local produce and crafts.