Sensational cycling and wide open, big sky country is one of the major highlights of the Mudgee region but it’s also a dream destination for lovers of good food and quality wine.
For those visiting the area in the lead up to the Mudgee Classic, over event weekend and beyond, here’s a list featuring some of the standout cafe, restaurant and cellar doors of the region.
Casual options include:
Mudgee Brewing Co – Local beer tastings + hearty meals in a rustic setting.
The Oriental Hotel – Modern Australian + pub classics in a relaxed/modern pub setting.
Wine Bar / Intimate Setting
Eltons Eating + Drinking – Small bar in a renovated heritage pharmacy building – tapas, craft beer + regional wine. Lunch + Dinner.
Roths Wine Bar – Relaxed setting – share plates + woodfired pizzas, extensive local wine list. Open for dinner.
Cade Kitchen + Bar – Modern Australian menu, cocktails and local wine list. Relaxed courtyard and quaint, ambient indoor setting. Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner
Pipeclay Pumphouse – Locally inspired degustation menu with matched wines located at Robert Stein Winery + Vineyard. Lunch + Dinner
Zin House – Paddock to Plate fare utilising mostly organic produce from their extensive kitchen gardens. Located at Lowe Family Wine Co. Recommend long lunch if time allows.
Alby + Esthers – Locally inspired menu in a gorgeous cobblestone alleyway.
The Coffee House @ Parkview – Garden setting, unique menu + great coffee (plenty of room for bikes/cyclists).
Explore all dining options here: https://www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au/eat-treat/
A few options (these are all along the usual ‘cycle trail’ however there are 35+ cellar doors in Mudgee and more towards the south of town, explore all options here).
Lowe Wines – Organic + biodynamic vineyard, beautiful garden setting
The Cellar by Gilbert – Relaxed setting on the outskirts of town, offering premium wines + local produce platters. Tastings by High Valley Cheese Co. are also available on site
Robert Stein Winery – Multi generation wine making family, famed for Riesling. Home to on-site motorcycle museum + fine dining restaurant Pipeclay Pumphouse.
Huntington Estate – Well renowned winery + vineyard, gorgeous outdoor garden setting for tastings. Home to ‘Burger truck’ pop-up 53FoodCo on weekends.
Pieter Van Gent – Historic cellar door, unique tasting experience such as chocolate + wine tastings, and port. They also offer bike hire for cycling the vineyards.
Di Lusso Estate – Italian varietals, intimate setting with daily lunches, platter + local produce.