An unforgettable wine and food experience, Mudgee’s annual wine and food festival started as a week-long celebration of the wine industry. Over 40 years later, the event is now one of New South Wales’ longest running wine and food festivals and features a diverse range of events including live music, tastings, lunches, dinners and tours.
While there are many signature events of the Festival, each participating winery will generally offer their own unique experience, ranging from food and wine pairing, special tastings, platters, and tasting flights. Full event details will be finalised in mid-2021 and may be subject to change due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Flavours of Mudgee
Friday 3 September 2021 – Twilight Tasting
Tantalise your tastebuds at our premiere event to kick start Mudgee Wine Month in Mudgee. This is where the wine tour comes to you. Purchase your festival tasting glass before leisurely tasting a selection of Mudgee’s finest wineries (and local foodies), all in the heart of Mudgee.
Saturday 4 September 2021 – Go Tasting AREC Main Pavilion
Taste your way through all of the entries into the 2021 Mudgee Wine Show, including the medal winners. Pick your favourites and join in the fun. At the end of the evening snap up a six-pack and take your picks home at a bargain price. This year’s ticket includes a shuttle bus to and from the event.
Saturday 11 September 2021 – Meet the Maker
Meet the Mudgee winemakers as you taste their new release wines. For the event, you are the judge and will help to elect the Peoples Choice Award for Best Wines. Includes regionally inspired bites, festival glass, and wine samples.
Wednesday’s in September 2021 – Wednesday Wine Trivia
Join some of Mudgee’s best and brightest wine personalities for a casual evening of Trivia with a difference – it’s all about wine (and local bites). With a blind tasting and a trophy to contest for – test your knowledge, learn something new but overall taste great wine and have lots of fun.
Saturday 18 September 2021 – Flavours of Mudgee
Flavours of Mudgee is a free community street festival event which brings together local stallholders and their regional wine, food, and produce. The street festival brings the CBD alive as crowds gather to have dinner in the street and taste the flavours of Mudgee.
Saturday 25 September 2021 – Go Grazing
Be welcomed with a glass of local bubbles on arrival before taking your seat to enjoy a range of Mudgee wines paired to perfection with regionally inspired dishes. This is a seated dining experience with local food and wine, all in a picturesque setting, you’re in for a real treat.