Mudgee's viticultural history stretches back to 1858. Its climate is not ideal, with frosts and cold nights delaying budburst in spring, and irrigation is essential on the majority of sites. History shows that yields have been restricted more by inadequate water for irrigation than by any deficiency in the soils or its structure.
The main wine styles produced in the area include Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
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