The Greater Blue Mountains National Landscape is home to two great food and wine regions, the Hunter Valley and Mudgee, each showcasing very different styles of food and wine.
Food and wine in the Greater Blue Mountains
While the Hunter is the traditionalist - defining Australia’s great wine styles, Mudgee is the home of creativity and experimentation.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing region and is the destination for those seeking to sample some of the world’s most critically-acclaimed wines such as the region’s award-winning Semillon and Shiraz.
The Mudgee experience is more intimate. Known as the birthplace of Australian Chardonnay and organic wines, here you will encounter family operated boutiques where the wine maker greets you at the cellar door. Mudgee wines draw their unique flavour from the continental climate, which contributes to bright exaggerated flavours and robust earthy flavours drawn from the volcanic soils.
Meet the makers at the Mudgee farmers markets where visitors can sample a vast array of delicacies such as home-made cheeses, olive oils, honey, preserves, jellies and jams. Visit Jingle Mill, a local wine maker at the markets who is doing it differently, inviting visitors to bring in empty bottles to fill up with the wine of the day.