Location strongly influences the character of wines. They call it terroir.
But wine also strongly influences the character of places … and in this case it’s called Mudgee.
Like its many single vineyard family wineries that work hard to produce a premium product – Mudgee itself now enjoys a premium lifestyle. It embodies quality over quantity in the same manner as those towns that embrace Cittaslow eco-gastronomy principles and work to both preserve the character of their communities and to provide a better quality of life.
Mudgee, too, celebrates its regional history and traditions. And it proudly progresses towards a more sustainable environment, ethical artisan food production, and a holistic approach to growing and marketing locavore food and wine. For all that, its greatest resource is its people – unpretentious people with small-town values and high lifestyle expectations – not a bad recipe for society at large.