Mudgee's Inviting Cellar Doors

By Halliday Wine Companion for Bunnamagoo Estate Wines, Gooree Park Wines, and Robert Stein Vineyard

These cellar doors yield a rustic charm, premium wines, and good old country-style hospitality. They also offer additional attractions; a motorcycle museum and open-air cinema are just some of what to expect.

Bunnamagoo Estate

Bunnamagoo Estate Wines

“You need good fruit to make good wine,” shares Robert Black, Bunnamagoo Estate Wines' chief winemaker. The grapes destined for Bunnamagoo wines are grown between two vineyards: the historic Bunnamagoo Estate vineyard at the high altitude Rockley in New South Wales, and their vineyard in Mudgee within the local area of Eurunderee. Bunnamagoo truly provides a bud-to-bottle process, with every decision being made by their dedicated staff, you can be sure to expect only the finest quality wines. Their premier cellar door prides a country-style philosophy, where visitors are welcomed with warmth for an opulent experience. Enjoy landscaped vistas while tasting their exclusive releases from the museum cellars and classic collections. Their Paspaley Pearling Company also can't escape a mention, being heavily involved in Australian agriculture. With holdings including a number of historically significant properties in New South Wales, their interest in artisanal winemaking is characterised by a quest for optimising efficiencies, while never compromising quality.

Perfect for: feeling the warmth of a country-style cellar door, where peaceful landscapes and delicious wines are your only necessity. Open daily from 10am to 4pm

On pour: methode traditionelle vintage pinot noir chardonnay and blanc de blancs, semillon, riesling, pinot gris, rose, chardonnay, reserve range of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, tempranillo, merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and blends, and museum releases | 03 Henry Lawson Dr, Eurunderee, Mudgee | 02 6373 3046

Gooree Park Wines

Gooree Park Wines

There's always something exciting happening at Gooree Park Wines; not knowing where to start is your only constraint. Standing tall as one of Mudgee's most historic properties and its largest vineyard, a place to taste exceptional wine is just one offering at this estate. Enjoy many events happening throughout the year, including an open-air cinema, three-course dinner event featuring their own wagyu meat, and a thrilling Spring Carnival that covers Derby Day and Melbourne Cup that regularly sells out. When talking cellar doors, you've a choice of two establishments, Gooree Park Cellar Door and Gooree Cellar + Pantry, with both locations showcasing a wine selection that boasts numerous awards and accolades. Indulge in a relaxed and laid-back tasting experience of their premium wines, with many named after champion racehorses from the past.

Perfect for: an exciting wine outing with many pockets to explore. Gooree Park Cellar Door open daily, Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday to Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Gooree Cellar + Pantry open five days, Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday from 9.00am to 3.00pm

On pour: semillon, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, verdelho, pinot noir, merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, ratafia | 1544 Castlereagh Highway, Galambine | 02 6378 1800

Robert Stein Wines Cellar Door

Robert Stein Vineyard

Robert Stein Vineyard offers a rustic, warm atmosphere for those after a wine experience topped with rich history and verdant surrounds. Robert Stein first established the winery in 1976, and his grandson Jacob, the chief winemaker, operates it today. Enjoy a tasting at their cellar door, while taking in the panoramic views over the vineyard as you get to know their award-winning collection. Tastings are complimentary, and be sure to try their riesling, which is often named their star variety. There's more than just exceptional wine to explore at Robert Stein Vineyard, their Motorcycle Museum inspired by Robert Stein's great love for these machines showcases his rare collection, and is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. Then there's their on-site fine dining restaurant, Pipeclay Pumphouse, where you can spoil yourself for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Perfect for: exploring Mudgee's countryside and wines with rare motorcycles and fine dining treats. Open daily from 10am to 4:30pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

On pour: sparkling, semillon, riesling, chardonnay, gewurztraminer, rose, merlot, shiraz, cabernet, fortified | Pipeclay Lane, Mudgee | 02 6373 3991

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This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with Robert Stein Vineyard, Gooree Park Wines, and Bunnamagoo Estate Wines.