Mudgee celebrates its 40th annual Wine Festival

7 September to 7 October 2019

Mudgee will celebrate one of the country’s longest running wine and food festivals at the 2019 Mudgee Wine + Food Festival to be held from September 7th to October 7th.

The Festival was established in 1979 when a small band of visionary winemakers saw the opportunity in banding together to showcase the region’s unique wine quality. 

Since then, the Festival has continued to grow and expand, and now encompasses the entire month of September and the October long weekend, bringing together not only the winegrowers but the region’s best produce, chefs and cooks to share the Mudgee experience.

The following signature events for the Festival will be complemented by a diverse range of experiences at each of Mudgee’s cellar doors during the month.

The signature events of the Festival comprise:

40th Anniversary Festival ‘Ruby’ Launch,
Saturday 7 September 2019
Craigmoor Pavilion,  6-9pm

A cocktail style event with a number of tasting ‘stations’ with current vintage and museum wines being presented by the region’s winemakers.

Mudgee Wine Show Trophy Dinner
Friday 13 September 2019
Putta Bucca House, 6.30-10pm 

Get up close and personal with Mudgee’s winemakers at the Trophy Dinner. Mudgee’s best wines will be announced and tasted with matching dishes prepared by the region renowned chefs.

Go Tasting 
Saturday 14 September 
AREC Pavilion, from 5.30pm

Taste the wines of the 2019 Mudgee Wine Show. Guests can taste the best wines of Mudgee and compare their notes to those of the Wine Show judges. Towards the end of the evening there’s an opportunity to purchase award winners at special ‘Go Tasting’ prices.

Go Grazing
Saturday 21 September 2019 
Blue Wren Hall, from 6.30pm (transport options available)

Be welcomed with a glass of local sparkling and a regional grazing table before embarking on an evening of expertly paired food and wine matches. Taste your way around the room and enjoy up to sixteen small courses of locally inspired foods paired with Mudgee region wines and artisan drinks. 

Wednesday Night Wine
Wednesday 18 & 25 September 2019 
Roth’s Wine Bar, from 6pm

A casual wine tasting and ‘Q&A’ with Mudgee’s winemakers. Taste, eat, relax, enjoy. This year’s themes include ‘Mudgee Gold – Vertical Flights + Comparisons’ along with a look at why Mudgee thrives on diversity in an evening themed ‘Mediterranean Mudgee – Tastes of Italy, Spain + Portugal’.

Flavours of Mudgee
Saturday 28 September 2019 
Mudgee CBD from 4pm to 8pm

Held in the heart of Mudgee, ‘Flavours of Mudgee’ is a true country street festival. All of the region’s winegrowers, producers, bakers, cooks, distillers and brewers join together offering tastings and meals with a backdrop of Mudgee’s historic buildings and famous Clock Tower.

Full details of the 40th Mudgee Wine + Food Festival, along with ticketing, will be published on their website www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au.