On Saturday morning, over 2 million Australians woke up with the Mudgee Region from the comfort of their home. Channel 9's Weekend Today took the short 3.5 hour drive to skip town + reset their senses in our beautiful region.
Here's a behind the scenes sneak peek at what Julie Snook + the Weekend Today crew explored.
First stop was the stunning Dunns Swamp which is set on the banks of the Cudgegong Valley, just 25km east of Rylstone + Kandos. Can you spot the kayaker? Imagine the bliss.
Back to nature at Roth's Cherry Orchard. It was a perfect Spring day to wander along the cherry trees with owner Guy Roth showing Julie the stunning blooms + bee pollination. You can come + pick your own cherries in November.
A visit to Mudgee Region wouldn't be complete without feasting on the local produce. So the crew hit the road again for the short 5 minute trip to Cellar By Gilbert for a taste testing of High Valley Cheese.
The next morning Julie + the Weekend Today crew were up early for the sunrise at Lowe Wines. This is when the magic happened.
A treat for the taste buds with Julie exploring the beautiful vegetable garden at The Zin House + meeting Chef Kim Currie who created one of her outstanding dishes from the Mudgee Region hatted restaurant.
That's a wrap. Cheers to the amazing Mudgee Region wine makers + everyone involved in making the day such a treat.
Time to feast on this stunning local produce + explore more of this beautiful region from the air.