Leaning Oak is privately located 18 km west from the centre of Mudgee out towards Lake Burrendong. Nearby boutique wineries include Blacklea Vineyard, Thistle Hill Wines and popular to the locals is Burnbrae Wines, great places to be on a Sunday afternoon for live music, woodfire pizza, beer and wine.
Visit the Blacklea Vineyard & Olive Grove cellar door for a unique tasting experience of their wines and a delightful range of cooking products all made on the property overlooking Lake Shiraz. Every weekend you can enjoy a 5-course degustation lunch for only $50.
THISTLE HILL WINES
Thistle Hill is one of Australia’s oldest organic wineries and welcomes guests to their cellar door. Surrounded by idyllic vineyards and rolling hills you can sample popular vintage drops through to exciting new releases. Since it’s foundation in 1976, the vineyard has been chemical-free. When you visit their cellar door, you’ll step straight into this history and one of the most pristine and lovingly nurtured wineries in the region.
Burnbrae’s owners, husband and wife duo Andy and Trine Gay, have the simple philosophy of enjoying great wine with friends. You can visit the cellar door daily between 10am – 4pm where you can enjoy wine tasting and banter with the Burnbae team. They also offer tasting boards, antiplasto platters and Lazy Pizza Sundays from 12-3pm (bookings recommended) where you can chill out on the lawn while listening to live music.
Lowe Winery grows, makes and sells premium organic wines. The vineyard grows their grapes according to organic and biodynamic farming principles. The cellar door and winery enjoy spectacular views across Mudgee’s landscape and a visit is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the Mudgee experience. You can have a guided wine tasting, take a stroll on the farm trail and enjoy a platter on the terrace.