The Mudgee Region will come alive once again to celebrate the 37th annual Mudgee Wine & Food Festival from 11thSeptember – 5th October, bringing together delectable wine and delicious food from across the region.
The month long culinary festival showcases over 40 of the region’s wineries and cellar doors including award-winning Robert Stein Winery, Lowe Wine, Burrundulla Winery and Huntington Estate, as well as Baker Williams Distillery and Mudgee Brewing Co.
Designed to enamour the fussiest of foodies with a range of local fare from producers like High Valley Wine and Cheese Co. and Spencer Cocoa, along with dining experiences at awarding-winning Pipeclay Pumphouse and The Zin House, festival goers will not be disappointed.
Ted Cox, President of Mudgee Wine & Grape Growers Association, says “The passion and devotion to offering world-class products and services within the Mudgee Wine industry is unparalleled. Our festival is the perfect opportunity to get the most out of your time in the Mudgee Region.”
From whiskey tasting to bread making classes, and long lazy lunches with live music to public tastings and street festivals, set amongst the Mudgee Region’s spectacular surroundings, this year’s event is set to be bigger and brighter than ever.
“Mudgee Wine & Food Festival allows local wineries, food producers and art and cultural experiences to showcase their finest fare on a national stage. For an entire month, people can get lost in the flavours of Mudgee, and that’s a great place to be.” said Cara George, CEO Mudgee Region Tourism.
“This year it’s exciting to see a number of new and established businesses taking part, providing visitors to the region with a unique way to engage with the locals and form a real connection with the Mudgee Region.” said Russell Holden, Chair of the Mudgee Region Tourism Board.
This year features a range of fabulous events, here’s a snapshot of what to expect:
- Flavours of Mudgee – The main street of Mudgee will close to traffic and come alive with festival-goers savouring the flavours of the region.
- Go Grazing – With a glass of bubbles in hand, join tasting tables at Mudgee Racecourse, meeting local food producers and sampling delectable regional produce during a two course wine matched dining experience.
- Go Tasting – Taste wines from the Mudgee Wine Show including those that most impressed the judges during the annual wine maker’s competition.
- Peter Van Gent Winery bicycle tour – Take to two wheels and explore this wine estate as you immerse yourself in Mudgee Region.
- High Valley Wine and Cheese Co. – Cheese and wine novice and enthusiasts spend an afternoon tasting a variety of cheese and chocolate styles with expert sommelier and food connoisseur, Bec Sutton of Olive.A.Twist (food.wine.science).
- Wine School – Go to the top of the class with the best in your glass during an informative but fun wine tasting experience at award-winning Lowe Winery.
- SHORT SHEEP – learn the sustainable practices of making this emerging wine at a micro-winery, head out on a vineyard walk and vine talk, and bottle your very own blend.
- Di Lusso Estate – Celebrate the unique food and wines of Trentino-Alto Adige. Explore through pictures and stories, Italy’s most northerly region as you sit down to a five-course dinner of regional favourites.
- A Pearl Discovery cocktail party – Discover why Australia’s South Sea Pearls are considered the finest in the world at Bunnamagoo Winery.
- Distillery Immersion Tour – Join Baker William Distillers for an immersive tour learning how spirits and liqueurs are made. Sample the raw ingredients and see how the production process is carried out to create everything from vodka to moonshine whiskey.
For more information on the festival and ticket sales, go to the calendar of events http://www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au/mudgee-wine-festival-program. For any additional information on the Mudgee Region, please visit www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au.