01 Apr 2018
Do you need to take a break from stressful city living? Are you looking forward to enjoying every minute of your winery visit to an excellent cellar door set amidst picturesque vineyard? Look no further. Robert Stein Winery in Mudgee is your perfect destination for a well-deserved weekend getaway or holiday vacation.
Of the more than 40 cellar doors in Mudgee, Robert Stein Winery remains unmatched in its class. It has a Red 5 Star rating for being one of Mudgee’s Highest Rate Wineries” by James Halliday Wine Companion in 2016 that attests to its reputation.
And yes, its recognition as the “Cellar Door with the Best Food” by the prestigious Gourmet Traveller Magazine in 2015 makes Robert Stein Winery not only a standout; it deserves to be in your must-visit list.
1. Meet The Winemaker Of The Year!
Get the chance to meet Jacob Stein, who was recently awarded with the prestigious award, Winemaker of the Year at the 2017 Mudgee Wine Show!
Jacob comes from eight generations of winemakers. After furthering his winemaking experience and knowledge in different wine regions around the world, he returned to Mudgee in 2009 and took up the winemaking role at the family winery. His passion and dedication for his craft has led to many wins not only for himself but for his beloved winery as well.
2. Good Location And Spectacular View
Located about 8 km. north of town along the Cassilis Road, Pipeclay Lane, Mudgee, the Robert Stein Winery is an easy drive from Stay in Mudgee. Its proximity to this accommodation will definitely give you lots of time to enjoy your wine-tasting and dining experience. Its location also gives you a spectacular view of the Mudgee district and short travel time to other attractions in the area.
3. Delectable Award-Winning Wines
The Robert Stein 2017 Dry Riesling won the Mudgee Wines Trophy for Best Young Riesling at the 2017 NSW Wine Awards, Trophy for Best Riesling at the Cowra National Wine Show 2017
and Trophy for Best Riesling, NSW Small Winemakers Show 2017.
So, get ready to impress your palate with these Robert Stein wines!
This range has received medals and trophies in various Australian and international wine shows.
For winning 8 trophies and medals last year, this wine has more to it than meets the eye. It has the perfect combination of flavor and mouthfeel, with aromas of lime fruit and citrus. Its slight sweetness yields a tangy finish.
A recipient of three awards, this wine starts with fairly strong aromas of fruits. It almost feels dry and yields a middle long finish.
With its 4 awards, this classic Riesling is crisp with a little sweetness and gives a bone dry finish.
This sweet aromatic white wine gives citrus and passion fruit characters on the nose. Its lime and green apple flavours have a clean palate, promising a balanced sweetness to finish.
Many love this smooth medium dry wine in crimson pink. It brings nuances of berry fruits and some herbs, with a long pleasant finish.
This lightly sparkling aperitif has apricot overtones. It goes well with anything from bruschetta to cheeses or antipasto.
It has aromas of blackcurrant and berries. It gives star anise and fruit-cake-like flavors on the palate and a long finish.
This light and refreshing drink brings lingering citrus on the palate.
This bouquet has the aromas of red fruits, citrus, and spice. It also has a deliciously refreshing dry finish.
Golden yellow in colour, it brings apricot, peach and other fruit characters on the nose. Its flavors of luscious citrus give a rich palate. Its acidity gives a long finish.
This is classic Australian red wine is among the world’s top 9% wines. It has rich aromas of glazed cherry and earth notes. It is medium bodied and with good length.
This blend consists of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a dominant bouquet of blackberry and earth, with soft tannin. Since it is filtered, decanting is suggested before serving it.
This wine won a gold medal in 2017. It has rich citrus notes on the nose and palate with nice acidity to finish.
This vintage wine has blackcurrant and leafy aromas. Its grapes are handpicked, fermented in open vats and given gentle hand plunging, yielding a medium bodied wine.
Fortified And Dessert Range
This dark violet wine has the rich flavors of plums and raspberries. It also gives a full palate and a lingering finish.
Aged in old rum barrels, this one is for the more adventurous. Selected wines over ten years are carefully blended.
4. Degustation Dining
Make your experience truly impeccable with a celebratory meal at the famous Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant. It is located on the property and it occupies the vineyard’s original pumphouse. Ranked #1 among 75 restaurants in Mudgee by tripadvisor.com this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, set menus and an 8-or-10-course degustation menu, paired, of course, with Robert Stein’s famous wine selection to enhance every dish.
True to its philosophy – “From Paddock to Table” – The Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant uses fresh and organic produce from the family’s vineyard and other local sources.
Call the restaurant on 6373 3998 to make a booking, highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
5. Vintage Motorcycle Collection
History comes alive with the Vintage Motorbike Collection displayed on the property. See Robert Stein’s collection of motorcycles, rare collectibles, and photographs. Steiner was an avid motorcyclist during his young years.
6. Special Events
Visit the winery’s website for special events like “Footcrush Feast.” Enjoy a vineyard walk, do some red wine fermenting and have fun foot crushing grapes, literally.
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