• Suggested Time: 7 hours
  • Mudgee Region's European Varietals

Exploring through Mudgee Region vineyards reveals the diverse tapestry of emerging New World varietals. Meandering through scenic landscapes, you'll find many more vineyards are planting Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian grapes, now thriving in this Australian terroir. Tempranillo's assertive character, Sangiovese's subtle finesse, Garnacha's profound depth, Fiano's refreshing crispness and Nebbiolo's intricate complexity flourish in the Mudgee Region, offering an excellent selection of old world grapes in new world terroir. This itinerary guides you through the Mudgee Region's alternate varietals and is a celebration of the global language of wine, where every stop reveals a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation.

Vinifera wines

Our first stop is the wonderful Vinifera Wines, providing a distinct experience with a commitment to crafting wines that honour both Old World traditions and the unique terroir of the region. Vinifera believes in creating high quality wines, utilising organic practices both in the vineyard and the winery. Their love for all things Spanish means they grow a wide range of interesting varietals such as Garnacha, Tempranillo & Graciano. Vinifera Wines is a must-visit on this tour of European varietals!

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Next up is di Lusso Estate, which unfolds as an Italian oasis in the Australian countryside. The stunning courtyard & estate gardens overlook sweeping vineyards and a picturesque dam where you'll feel as though you've been transported to Tuscany. di Lusso celebrates all things Italian and they have an impressive line up of varietals like Fiano, Vermentino, Nebiolo, Lagrein, Nero d'Avola & more. This is a must-visit for all the lovers of fine Italian wines.

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Onto Mansfield Wines, a boutique winery that celebrates Spanish & Portuguese varietals with a distinct Australian twist. Here you'll find interesting varietals such as Frontignac, Savanin, Petit Manseng, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and more. The rustic charm of the cellar door invites visitors to savour the rich, earthy notes of their wines while immersing themselves in the winemaking process. Feel free to settle in, as the owners are gracious with their time and invite questions about their winemaking process and the history of their unique grapes!


As the journey continues, The Barn at Blue Wren Farm restaurant beckons with its idyllic setting - a perfect lunch location to enjoy an Italian inspired menu & wine list. The Barn offers a relaxed dining experience with a focus on simple, seasonal, delicious food. Their shared plates philosophy is perfect for sharing with friends and family; and their extensive wine list means you can choose between local or International drops to accompany your sensational lunch.

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Finally, First Ridge Wines showcases a dedication to Italian varietals, including Sangiovese, Vermentino, Fiano, Prosecco, Montepulciano and Barbera. Their vineyard, with sweeping views of the Mudgee Valley, offer a serene backdrop to taste wines that capture the essence of the Italian countryside.

In the Mudgee Region, the amazing array of European varietals and food creates a tapestry of experiences that lingers on the palate and in the memory, making it a must-visit destination for wine and food enthusiasts seeking a harmonious blend of Old World charm and New World innovation.

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