Mudgee weekender

Mudgee is a wine region approximately 3.5 hours to the North West of Sydney, which is generally speaking a relatively easy drive from home.

Reality: We had just driven about a few hundred metres from our driveway when Alexander started and persisted with the "Are we there yet?", "Holiday house?", "I can't see it?", "Nearly there yet?" questions, making it what must be the longest 3.5 hours of Stuart's and my life. Luckily Alex was able to amuse and distract himself for parts of the journey looking at the trucks and diggers along the way, singing along to the Wiggles, so we managed to arrive sane, albeit a lot weary. It helped that our accommodation or "holiday house" as Alex calls it, looked like this:
Trelawney Farm, Mudgee

We were joined by two of our closest friends for the weekend. We visited numerous vineyards where Stu and our friends partook in wine tasting and spent too much money, while Alexander and I went on little adventures, exploring each vineyard's property; for example, meeting a dog which was taking a dip in the dam that had somehow been trained to catch stones in its mouth, meeting farm animals, getting up close and personal to a grater digger truck with wheels as big as me, and exploring a very productive vegetable garden against an amazing backdrop where we found the most enormous cauliflower I've ever seen in my entire life.
We also attempted using the outdoor woodfire oven for the first time of our lives. Firing it up took 3 long hours, but it made some of the best pizzas Stu had ever made. One night Stu and I even managed to duck out or a special dinner date at the hatted The Zin House where we enjoyed an absolutely delightful degustation meal made with the whole garden and farm produce ethos. Highlight dish of the night was a vegetable tart tartin, a savoury twist on the French classic, made with the lightest of puff pastry. Mmm, my mouth's watering at the mere recollection of it.

How was your weekend?

13 Responses to Mudgee weekender

Pamela RG said...

What a fun weekend. Alexander must be excited to get there sooner. It's summer here so we are always swimming and visiting out of town too.

Rose World said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. Love it.

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Looks like a beautiful place to stay! My weekend was nowhere near as exciting pottering around at home :)

Kez | acaciasdreams.com said...

What a sweet little house, I love that red door!

Kez | acaciasdreams.com

Sharon D said...

Ooo..such a lovely way to spend the weekend - friends, family, food and wine! Nothing better than that. ;)

akiko hiramatsu said...

What a lovely weekend! I love the outfit of you and Aleander:))

akiko

Sharlynn Ng said...

Gorgeous! How I wish to have such a lush veggie patch in my back yard! I'm actually in Bali right now on my birthday trip so it's such a nice difference to being back home in Singapore. I do really need to make the effort to do more outdoor activities and such, put some change into my routine!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That is a big cauliflower! What a lovely place to spend some time :)

burntfeather said...

what a pretty house and the degustation sounds amazing! Such a fun place for you guys to unwind :)

rooth said...

Unfortunately, the "are we there yet" questions persist into adulthood... I should know

azurachan said...

Such a lovely weekend getaway. Hey little gardener! 😉 He's so cute.

aki! said...

I loved those pictures of the huge cauliflower... and those leaves!

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Arni said...

Love weekend road trips like this one. Haha sorry for laughing but I visualized the car situation with an impatient toddler. Waaa I can't imagine when my daughter starts talking and asking questions. The special dinner date sounds fab.