12 ways to enjoy winter in Mudgee
Winter is coming to Mudgee, and we thought we would help you plan your next trip to our region by inspiring you with some wonderful winter days out. Take a look at these top 12 reasons to visit Mudgee and our surrounding suburbs this season.
1. Horseback Riding Tours
Wind along the river and wander through the beautiful scenery. Enjoy morning tea and a walk before heading to a historic country pub for lunch. Your guide will then give you the chance to taste local wines with a half-day winery tour before heading back to your accommodation.
2. Ladies Art + Wine Evening
Don’t miss the monthly art evenings where you and your friends can splash into the creative side of life and enjoy a casual drink as the creativity unfolds. Workshops at Mudgee Art House are available for those aged over 18yrs where little to no artistic skills are required. All materials included, as well as delicious local wine, with a different theme each month.
All levels of experience welcome. Everything is supplied – just turn up for some good company, wine & art!
3. Mudgee Farm Field Days
Since 1977 the event has been connecting people living on the land, small acreage farmers, and farming professionals with suppliers of the widest possible range of goods and services. The two day event thrives on the opportunity for business, learning, and an enjoyable family day out.
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July, 2019 at the Australian Rural Education Centre.
4. Mudgee Readers Festival
The Mudgee Readers’ Festival is a fun weekend event based around sharing stories, ideas and laughter.
Find your story on 15-18 August, as they bring a brilliant bunch of writers to town to share their work with avid readers of all ages. Mudgee Young Readers’ Festival, MRF Book Club, Story Club, music trivia and more.
5. Welding Workshop @ Rosby
Get a taste of welding! Maurice Berry returns to Rosby again in 2019 to host this popular and seriously fun, two-day workshop. This hands-on course aims to equip you with the ability and confidence to employ basic welding techniques, turning scrap metal into a garden feature, fire pit or magnificent work of art or sculpture, ensuring you walk away with a few new friends and a unique creation of your own to treasure for years to come.
This workshop caters to all levels of experience, from beginners wanting to try their hand at something new and have a bit of fun, to proficient welders looking to further develop their skillset.
6. Mudgeeque (BBQ Festival)
MudgeeQue is THE low and slow barbeque + smoked meats festival you don’t want to miss!
Embrace the first day of Winter in the crisp country air, and warm yourself by crackling fire drums. Explore the stunning festival grounds of Melrose Park while indulging in the slow-cooked BBQ phenomenon taking over the world. Local brewers, winemakers and distillers will serve up their best while you tap your toes and wiggle your hips to live acoustic folk and blues tunes.
MudgeeQue is now SOLD OUT – we look forward to seeing you there!
7. Woodfire Cooking Workshop
Get back to basics during this immersive and experiential culinary woodfire cooking adventure. With guidance from Food Over Fire Extraordinaire Pip Sumbak, you’ll master the art of using fire and ember to cook a multitude of deliciously smoky and seasonal dishes from locally sourced produce. Set outdoors with an incredible vineyard vista, you’ll then share your woodfired delights over a long and leisurely lunch, matched to Rosby wines. Everyone is welcome from competent cooks to novices in the kitchen.
8. Saturday Wine Masterclass
A wine masterclass led by one of the Gilbert winemakers or sommeliers in Mudgee at The Cellar by Gilbert. Explore the basics of wine tasting & appreciation and showcase a selection of wines from the Gilbert range. You will learn about different styles and regions while tasting small bites to pair, made from our garden & local produce. Each masterclass is approximately one hour long.
9. Rylstone Artisan Produce Markets
This not for profit body operates a community monthly market in Rylstone, on the second Saturday of each month from 9am to 1.00pm in the Rylstone Memorial Hall, 73 Louee Street, Rylstone.
The Markets welcome visitors and stall holders in order to promote locally produced items (e.g. art, jewellery, cosmetics, candles, giftware, photography, pottery, ceramics, textiles, knitting, weaving, writing, woodwork, sculpture, mosaic, etc.) as well as fresh produce (e.g. fruit and vegetables, plants, seeds, herbs, organic meat/poultry, flowers), and value-added products such as oils, wines, cheeses, baked goods, preserves, jams, honey, etc.
10. Mudgee Farmers Market
The Mudgee Farmers Markets are an authentic Farmers Market, and operate under strict Farmers Market guidelines, so you can be sure all produce sold at the markets is produced as close to our market as possible.
The markets are always on – come rain, hail or shine. Grab a bacon and egg roll, team it with a freshly brewed coffee, and listen to local musicians play as you browse the great range of stalls. Chat to specialist food producers before selecting some great produce to take home. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders themselves.
Held in the grounds of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Cnr Market & Church Streets Mudgee from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
11. Mudgee Farm Walks
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what ‘free range’ means, wanted to get in touch with the seasons, or show your children exactly where their food comes from, Mudgee Fine Foods have come up with a great idea to get people back to grass roots level.
From our great range of producers, two farms are chosen each month. Depending on the season, you may get to see olive oil production, free-range pork, locally grown vegetables, vineyards, a fig orchard, or a working winery.
Farm walk participants get to meet the farmer and hear how passionate they are about what they produce. There will be lots of opportunities to talk to the farmer, ask questions, and get your ‘hands dirty’.
12. Parkview Hotel Mudgee
When in town, stay at our luxury hotel in the centre of town – The Parkview Hotel. Our hotel allows guests a choice from seven boutique suite options. Each room, thoughtfully laid out and individually designed, offers charming characteristics unique to the warmth of the space. With interiors focused on high quality fittings and handmade features, this is luxury accommodation that awards a memorable experience in Mudgee.