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What’s on this Valentine’s Day in Mudgee?

Many Mudgee locals consider February 14 (aka Valentine’s Day) to be the most romantic day of the year, and a time where you can shower that special someone in your life with gifts and attention to show them just how much they mean to you.

While many of you have probably already made plans or reservations for this Saturday, if you haven’t then here are some local events in Mudgee you might want to check out –

Valentine’s Dinner at Wineglass Bar and Grill – If you want to wine and dine your Valentine then head to Wineglass Bar and Grill where they will be serving up a 5 course degustation dinner including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Cost is $88.00 per person and bookings are essential. Visit www.wineglassbarandgrill.com.au for more information.

Valentine’s Wines in the Vines – Take your Valentine to Short Sheep Micro Winery where they can enjoy tasting a Semillon on arrival and then stroll through the vineyard tasting a sparkling Cabernet Rose in the Cabernet Block, a Merlot in amongst the Merlot vines, and a Reserve Shiraz at the top of the Shiraz! A generous vineyard platter with cheese and other local produce will be served on tables within the vineyard rows by candlelight. Cost is $35 per person and bookings are essential. Visit www.shortsheep.com.au/valentines-day for more details.

Bubbly Breakfast at the Track – For all the morning people, you might like to spend your Valentine’s Day at Gooree Park where you can enjoy a hosted tour, continental breakfast and sparkling wine on an idyllic hilltop overlooking the racetrack. Cost is $50 per person and further details can be found at www.gooreepark.com/events. 

Italian inspired dining at Alby and Esthers – You can enjoy a 3 course Italian inspired set menu for $45 per person at Alby and Esthers this Valentine’s Day. Make your reservation by calling 6372 1555.

Putta Bucca Carp Muster – While this isn’t necessarily a Valentine’s event, it’s something that the whole family can take part in. Taking place at the Putta Bucca Wetlands, there will be a Biodiversity Walk from 9am and fishing competitions with categories for adults, teenagers and children. There will also be prizes and a free sausage sizzle and drinks also available. For all further information, contact Bethany Greenfield on 6378 2850.

We know that we’ve just touched that surface and that there will be plenty more Mudgee events taking place this Valentine’s Day, so if you know of any more than please feel free to share them here for the rest of the Mudgee community.

What’s on in January in Mudgee?

Just because the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop celebrating in Mudgee.

In the Mudgee region we’re extremely lucky that there are exciting celebrations and events all year round, so if you have the post-holiday blues then perhaps you’d like to brighten up your January by heading to one of this month’s fantastic local events:

January 9 & 16 – Summer Twilight Tastings at Short Sheep Micro-Winery – Join a guided wine tasting at the Short Sheep Micro-Winery followed by a generous cheese platter and glass of wine with Head Ram & Ewe, Tony & Sue. Contact: 0420 299 999.

January 17 – Movies under the vines at Alby and Esthers – Head to one of Mudgee’s favourite cafés to enjoy a night of movie classics and a glass of wine. Buy tickets for just $15 at crossroadscollective.com.au.

January 17-18 – Mudgee Swap Meet – The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be holding a swap meet for all kinds of machinery at the Mudgee Showground. Contact: 0438 229 774.

January 24 – 25 – Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Celebrations – This is one for all of the car enthusiasts in the Mudgee region. Taking place at Simpkins Park, this annual event features burnouts, a show and shine, live music and kids events. Contact: 02 6379 4066 or visit www.kandosstreetmachine.org.au.

January 26 – Mudgee Australia Day Celebrations – There will be heaps of events taking place all around the Mudgee region for Australia Day so ask your favourite venue if they are putting anything on for the occasion. The Mid-Western Regional Council will also be celebrating with the official Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony where the Mudgee Citizen of the Year will be announced.

What is marked on your calendar for the month of January? Will you be taking part in any of the above events?

Celebrate the Rose Revolution at Alby & Esthers

Rose winesIf you enjoy a good drop of wine, and can’t go past a beautiful Rose wine in the warmer months, Alby & Esthers at 61 Market Street (‘Up the Alley’) is most definitely the place to be this Thursday night.   If you’re looking for a fun night out, a different sort of date night, or a chance to have a giggle with some girlfriends, this FREE Mudgee event is for you!

Alby & Esthers, alongside Logan Wines, will be hosting the annual wine tasting event, which promises to bring all the most delicious Rose wines from across Australia directly to your palette.  You will be able to taste and enjoy a range of delicious Rose wines, while having a few laughs and meeting other like-minded Rose wine fans along the way.

This event is absolutely FREE, so our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate expect to see lots of our Mudgee friends and followers coming along to support Logan Wines and Alby & Esthers, while enjoying all the Rose you could wish for.  Lock the date in now – Rose Revolution wine tasting this Thursday, November 28, from 5-7pm!

Will you be at Alby & Esthers this Thursday night?

Alby & Esthers – Mudgee’s newest hotspot!

Alby and EsthersFor those who are yet to indulge in the experience, let us walk you through it…

Just up the alley, you’ll find Alby & Esthers.  Alby & Esthers has the local produce we all know and love, and they know just what to do with it to tempt every tastebud!  Their coffee has been described by visitors on Facebook as ‘Yummy’, ‘Delicious’, and ‘Sublime’; their décor is beautiful; the service is friendly and absolutely flawless; and the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive – you’ll feel right at home.  And there’s more to come, with the Alby & Esthers Wine Bar opening soon.

The owner of Mudgee’s newest hotspot Alby & Esthers is our great friend (and former colleague), Lara Brett.  Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate want to wish Lara all the best in this new venture.  We have absolutely every confidence she will run a sensational venue, and offer all of us in Mudgee even more variety in our already outstanding culinary and bar scene.  We’re not sure if Lara will have time in the short term, but as an accomplished local singing talent we sure hope she will continue to amaze us with her gorgeous voice in the courtyard at Alby & Esthers over the coming weeks.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the Alby & Esthers dining experience. Once you’ve been once, we’re sure you’ll be firmly entrenched as an Alby & Esthers regular!  Make sure you book in now to avoid disappointment, by emailing them at bookings@albyandesthers.com.au or calling (02) 6372 1555.

Let us know about your Alby & Esthers experience in the comments below, and help us give Lara Brett the pat on the back she deserves.