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Exploring the Wineries of Mudgee

Jul 4, 2008
You may not have heard of it, but Mudgee in New South Wales, Australia is in the heart of one of the country's premier wine growing regions. The Cudgegong River Valley is a beautiful area that is home to a small town and a lot of vineyards.

In fact, with so many wineries, accommodation and transport options, it is a wine lover's dream!

Initially settled and populated by German immigrants, Mudgee quickly became a grape growing region with the immigrants bringing their expertise in wine making with them from the continent. As it was only the second permanent settlement west of the Blue Mountains ranges, these vineyards are starting to get quite old!

These days, wine lovers flock to Mudgee all year round - but especially in September.

The Mudgee Wine Festival is fast becoming one of Australia's great wine events. The annual event, held every September is a great opportunity to explore the surrounding vineyards who all offer food and wine tasting at that time. Most Mudgee wineries go into overdrive at that time so you are sure to get the best that they have to offer. With over 40 wineries and a several transport options including guided wine tasting tours, you are sure to have a fantastic time! And you won't need to worry about having a designated driver if you take up one of these transport options as they can cater to your whole group.

During the festival, all of the local restaurants also have dining events. You see, in addition to wine, the Mudgee region also has a lot of other great produce including cheese, honey and olives as well as a lot of other clean and green delicacies. The local producers are justifiably proud of the reputation they are developing as one of Australia's best food and wine producing regions. A food and wine lover will have no trouble finding a good time at the restaurants and cafes of Mudgee in September or any other time of year for that matter.

Of course, because the wine festival is starting to become so popular, it also means that many people come to Mudgee at the same time. Luckily there is no shortage of accommodation options for visitors! In fact, in addition to the various Mudgee hotels and bed and breakfast establishments, many of the local wineries also offer their own accommodation on their properties. The wineries are a great place to stay as you have fantastic privacy, a beautiful view and the hospitality of the locals. One such winery is Mystic Park which offers bed and breakfast on a beautiful 70 acre property less than 10km for the center of Mudgee. You might even be able to sneak a taste of the fantastic wines produced on this winery! Mystic Park is a great option for anyone planning for a relaxing get-away from the big city or even from overseas.

If you would prefer to stay in the heart of town, that is not a problem either. There are dozens of hotels and guest houses that can accommodate you in Mudgee. Rest assured you will be taken care of.

Hopefully this gives you a bit of a rundown about what is available in this beautiful wine region of Australia.
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When you are ready to start booking your Mudgee holiday, why not give Mystic Park Wines a call so you can stay on this great winery and taste some of the best wines Mudgee has to offer?
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