Held in the heart of Mudgee’s CBD, the Mudgee Wine + Food Festival's headliner event ‘Flavours of Mudgee’ brings the town alive with this street festival. All of the region’s winegrowers, producers, bakers, cooks, distillers and brewers join together offering tastings and meals with a backdrop of Mudgee’s historic buildings and famous Clock Tower.
What's On: Mudgee
The Makers' Market is a combination of all the best producers of food, wine and art in the region. With over 60 stalls (and growing every year), you are guaranteed of finding the best fresh produce, wine (including Yeates Wines) and unique range of art and craft work at the Mudgee Makers Market.
The festival is held annually at Boronia Park Oval in Hunters Hill, just 15 minutes from the city centre of Sydney. The first festival was in the year 2000, and has been growing in reputation and size each year since then.
Many fine wineries and excellent restaurants take part, as well as gourmet produce suppliers, espresso coffee and gelato vendors. Great live music adds to the atmosphere.
The festival is a community fundraiser, with all profits going to local community projects.
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Are you a recent retiree who can't sit still, a city soul looking for a viticulture adventure or just have a bit of time up your sleeve? If so, read on. Sometime in March we'll be meandering through our vines as the sun rises around us, handpicking the very best of our ripened grapes. We'll then watch on as the grapes are crushed and the winemaking process begins. To celebrate, we'll be hosting an exclusive post-harvest twilight wine and cheese tasting. Keen to join us?
The event is free, and open to everyone... the only catch being that given the nature of viticulture, we can't pin point exactly what day our grapes will ripen and therefore what day we'll be picking. Therefore, if you do decide to join us, flexibility is key. At this stage, we are expecting to pick sometime in Mid-March, but we'll hopefully know a few days prior to picking and and of course will let those who've signed up for the event know as soon as we can.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s harvest, please email us - you would be a welcome guest. Given the uncertainty in dates, we understand if you sign up to pick grapes but later are unable to attend.
A note from the Vigneron
Veraison started 12 days later than previous years (when we picked in late February and early March). This might put vintage into the 2nd week of March but if it stays hot maybe it will come back a few days?
Once the grapes (Shiraz) are ripe we will book a slot at the winery with only a few days notice to organise the picking team. We will start at daybreak when it is cool and try to get the last grapes into the winery before lunch so that the grapes don’t overheat. It is all over very quickly.
Sculptures In The Garden is an exciting event that combines Australian sculpture and traditional art mediums in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee NSW. Proceeds raised from the weekend exhibition go to the Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and a local arts initiative to create a sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park.
Mudgee Readers' Festival has been developed to promote and share the joy of reading with people of all ages. Over a fun-filled and informative weekend in August, we capture some of the best writers in Australia, feed them full of wine and cheese, and let them loose in town to entertain and inform our book-loving community.
Central West NSW’s premier agricultural and lifestyles field days event. Now in it’s 39th year the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days continues to be the must attend event for people living on the land. With a huge diversity of exhibitors and a great breadth of free information and lectures over the two days careful planning is needed to make the most of your visit.
Ruth uses images and forms from nature as metaphors to explore the big themes of life; death; relationships & resilience. Her trees branch out in both limb and rooted foundations to get nourishment. Simultaneously struggling and thriving in rocky ground, while providing a home and nutrients for others.
This exhibition started as 'Family Trees' but soon evolved as there became more than trees and more that mattered. The thought that "being born where you were born carries with it certain responsibilities", a quote from Sir Paul McCartney, led Ruth to reflect on family as well as place.
The family we are born into, the family we create, the family we choose, those that we are gifted and the family of man. Sometimes very serious (exploring the feelings around the loss of a child) to expressing the usual delight in nature and light humour, Ruth's paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media are explosions of colour and heartfelt emotion.
Artisan on Lewis
May 4th – 29th
13 Lewis Street, Mudgee
Get a group of friends together and head out to the track for a fun day out. Mudgee Racecourse is one of the best and most popular in country NSW.
For race times and programme details please call 02 6372 3490 Thursday before race day or visit RacingNSW
Held over the Easter weekend every year the Mudgee Bike Muster is a relaxed weekend of recreational cycling in and around the Mudgee region. Featuring camping on-site and a choice of rides, evening entertainment all in a family friendly environment. Bike Muster is a great weekend for all ages.
The annual Footcrush Feast is one of the flagship events held at the Robert Stein Vineyard. Take a vineyard walk with Third Generation winemaker Jacob Stein, hand plunge the cap (fermenting red wine), do the fun grape footcrush, then settle in for fine fare at the Pipeclay Pumphouse all with fabulous Robert Stein Wines.
The 2015 Footcrush Feast Event is being held at 5pm on Saturday 14th March, tickets cost $150pp and are available from the cellar door, Ph. 02 6373 3991
Rosby Art Workshop - ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES AND OPTICAL PAINTING with David Newman-White. Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th March. Rosby Wines & Guesthouse, Mudgee NSW. $200 per student with complimentary lunch each day
Learn about acrylic painting techniques and retro painting styles from the 1960s. This workshop explores acrylic paint techniques using some basic colour theory & design principles to create small, medium or large paintings.
Polo in the Paddock is an exciting food and wine event, with a little country polo thrown in - now returning to Mudgee for it’s second year. A range of tickets are available for families, friends and businesses. Teams will include players from Mudgee and across NSW.
Tickets start at $30, kids under 18 free. Buses will be available from The Oriental Hotel. For more information please call 0413 066 770. Tickets on sale at www.polointhepaddock.com.au
Rosby Art Workshop - DRAWING BASICS USING ART THERAPY with David Newman-White
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th February 9.30am - 4.30pm
Rosby Wines & Guesthouse, Mudgee NSW
$200 per student with complimentary lunch each day
Discovering or rediscovering the enjoyment in the process of drawing. Learning how to draw from within while focusing on the method of application.