It's the middle of the year and before you know it, Xmas bells will be ringing, the warm weather will be back and the year will have come and gone before you know it.
So let's take some time out at the halfway point and take a closer look at a dining experience that you will consider a highlight of your year.
Located 3 hours North West of Sydney and nestled in the beautiful landscape of Mudgee's wine region, is Pipeclay Pumphouse.
Now, Mudgee is a weekend destination, let's get that sorted right up front. There is simply too much to see and do for a day trip. Spend a little more time and treat yourself to the wonderful food and wine from the local region.
Back to Pipeclay, this is a wonderful, glorious dining experience located on the banks of a creek on Robert Stein's Vineyard and Winery.
The menu is French – Modern Australian, but with all produce being locally sourced from growers in the area. The menu has been constructed to pay tribute to the land that surrounds the property and is wonderfully complemented by some world-class white wines from the Robert Stein Vineyard.
A visit the cellar door once you've tasted the wonderful selections of wines is a must, a perfect way to take the experience back home with you.
Opening hours are Thursday – Friday, 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 8:30am – 9pm and Sunday from 8:30am – 3pm.
There are many accommodation options in the local area, so a weekend away is a definite must, giving you just the right amount of time to stop and enjoy one of the best regional areas in Australia.
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