Vinifera Wines

New South Wales | Mudgee

Our Review

Having lived in Mudgee for 15 years, Tony McKendry (a regional medical superintendent) and wife Debbie succumbed to the lure of winemaking; they planted their small (then 1.5ha) vineyard in '95. In Debbie’s words, ‘Tony, in his spare 2 minutes per day, also decided to start wine science at CSU in 1992’. She continues, ‘He’s trying to live 27 hours per day (plus we have 4 kids!). He fell to pieces when he was involved in a severe car smash in 1997. Two months in hospital stopped his full-time medical work, and the winery dreams became inevitable’. Financial compensation finally came through and the small winery was built. The now-expanded vineyard includes 3.25ha each of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, 1.5ha of tempranillo and 1ha each of semillon, grenache and graciano. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Chardonnay, Semillon, Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door


Open 7 days, the Vinifera cellar door offers a range of paid tasting experiences and grazing platters. Mudgee Gourmet store is part of the Vinifera cellar door where you can purchase local produce.


Sunday-Friday 11am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Winemaker Lisa Bray, Jacob Stein
Viticulturalist Paul Stig
Region Mudgee
Address 194 Henry Lawson Drive, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Established 1994
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 11 ha
Opening Hours Sun–Fri 11–4, Sat 10–5
Telephone (02) 6372 2461