Locals and visitors to Mudgee are invited to experience the Tunnel of Lowe this Saturday, 7 February.
The special once-a-year dinner event will offer a night of entertainment and sensory discovery underneath the vines at the Lowe wine vineyards.
Guests will dine at long tables set amongst a canopy of vines and ripening Block 5 shiraz.
The Tunnel of Lowe is an extremely rare event, where you can enjoy the wine while sitting under the vines where the wine is grown.
The event will take place this Saturday from 7.30pm, when David and the Lowe team will greet guests and take them from the winery to the vineyard and into the “tunnel”.
You can find the tunnel at Tinja Lane in Mudgee. The cost for dinner is $150 per person, wine inclusive.
If you would like to head along, and perhaps make it an early Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, then you can book by calling the winery on 02 6372 0800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find Lowe Wines online at winestore.lowewine.com.au.
As we rocket towards the month of February, we approach that time of the year again, when the romantics of Mudgee plan a special meeting with, or gift for, their Valentine. It’s the day when Mudgee couples are found enjoying picnics in the park and candlelit dinners for two, and florists are run off their feet meeting the demand for beautiful bouquet deliveries.
Whether you love spoiling your loved one on Valentines’ Day, or choose to spend it quietly, we have a few tips for those with partners who may be in a spot of trouble if they don’t at least look like they’ve made a little effort on February 14.
- If weather permits, a picnic in the park can be very romantic. Naturally you should prepare the picnic basket rather than leaving it up to your partner. Cheese, dips and crackers, or fresh summer fruits will usually bode well if they can be kept cold, or you can be far more extravagant and prepare a full meal if your heart desires.
- If preparing a picnic is too much pressure, a romantic meal at a restaurant is also likely to win over any heart. Just remember, you may need to book ahead as you won’t be alone with this idea. If you’re unsure where to go, some great Mudgee options are Mudgee Brewery, Isabella’s Trattoria, Arbuckle’s, Blue Wren, Sajo’s Lounge and Bar, and Wineglass Bar & Grill.
- Most people who celebrate Valentine’s Day tend to buy gifts of chocolates, flowers, or jewellery. Forget Me Not (6372 2258) is one of our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team’s favourites, with their stunning flowers and gorgeous handmade chocolates. Visit Spruces Pharmacy for designer fragrances (16 Church Street), or find gorgeous gifts at Cherry Red Clothes (87 Market Street), Vintage Rose (63 Market Street), and Lady Beetle Shoes (8/61 Market Street).
How will you be spending this Valentine’s Day in Mudgee?
Most people would know that yesterday was St Valentines Day, where we openly show our love and admiration for our significant other, or someone who we secretly admire. The build up to Valentines Day in Mudgee appears to have been quite large this year, with plenty of red heart shaped toys, balloons and of course flowers and teddies being delivered all over town.
One of the great things that we find about Valentines Day though is that local businesses such as Mudgee florists and restaurants do a roaring trade, which is truly great for the region’s economy. With the Reserve Bank keeping the cash interest rate steady at 4.25%, many homeowners won’t see a cut in their mortgage rate from banks, so it’s great to see that the people of Mudgee are still willing to splurge on something as significant as love on Valentines Day.
So, what did you get up to on Valentines Day? Did you go to your favourite restaurant? Get a bunch of flowers from a secret admirer? We’d love to hear some of the great experiences that the people of Mudgee had yesterday, so please share in the comments below (and give a local business a plug if they provided you with a great service or experience!).