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Signature checkS into... The Farmhouse, Blue Wren Wines
Best for: A romantic getaway for couples who appreciate good food and wine in a picturesque vineyard setting, or a group of friends looking for a fun, gourmet weekend in the countryside.
One of Mudgee’s blue ribbon wineries, Blue Wren Wines recently unveiled luxury accommodation inside The Blue Wren Farmhouse. But this isn’t your traditional farmhouse – rather, it’s a farmhouse with a facelift – and the must-do gastronomic adventure that’s offered in the adjacent winery restaurant is just as eclectic. A weekend spent here is a relaxing indulgence well worth the 3.5-hour drive from Sydney. We guarantee you’ll be planning a return trip before you’ve even left.
2 Hungry Guys
"To sum it up and to be perfectly honest, this was easily one of our best weekend trips to date. The amazing setting, accommodation and hospitality provided by Kip and Paul really made this mini-vacay what it was. This will honestly be our go-to for any future trips and we highly advise you check it out."
I ate My way through
"Blue Wren is definitely a dining experience I would recommend for anyone in the Mudgee region or regional New South Wales. Its made even better if you’re lucky enough to stay in The Farmhouse allowing you to stumble home with a tummy full of food and wine."
For foods sake
"The final savoury was a Sous vide chateaubriand, willies dark cacao chocolate dusting, dried pear, dried black pudding, smoked mash puree, caramelised onion, vegemite foam & horseradish snow. If there was ever a way to honour an animal, it would be this dish. The beef was incredibly tender and the perfect hero to showcase every other element on the plate. Everything from the caramelised garlic to the smoked puree, horseradish snow and the vegemite snow just worked so well together. And it was the small touches such as the smoking of the mash and drying the black pudding that really made this a bold dish."
Vacations & Travel Magazine
"Bringing fine dining to the country, its not hard to see why this restaurant has made a name for itself as one of Mudgee’s top restaurants"
"Boasting the only Chef’s Table experience in the burgeoning NSW Central West wine region, The Restaurant @ Blue Wren exhibits an outrageous cornucopia of flavours and challenges the taste buds of the most discerning and adventurous diner."
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"Blue Wren Restaurant doesn’t typically accommodate more than 16 diners on a given night, allowing every diner to partake in the dining room’s intimacy, warmth, and privacy. However, the best seats in the house are unequivocally at the chef’s table. Here on offer is a near-unobstructed view of Blue Wren’s chefs in action, active dialogue with the talents behind the pans, and an understanding of every morsel on every plate. As foodies, a chef’s table is the automatic pick."
..I'M STILL HUNGRY
"The Farmhouse at Blue Wren offers a unique and memorable country stay, which is truly taken to the next level with the vineyard’s boutique wines and unbeatable fine-dining at the Restaurant – read our review in Global Dining on why this experience is an absolute must-do."
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THE URBAN LIST, SYDNEY
"Blue Wren Wines is a Mudgee winery with an exceptional restaurant on site. If offered a choice to sit at a table or at the bar, always opt for the bar, because this offers the perfect vantage point to watch the chefs at work. Here you can expect some of the most creative dishes coming out of the region—think corn dust (which you’ll want to sprinkle on everything), duck liver ice cream and smoked rice, as just a few things you’ll see on your plate. Pro tip: Come with an open mind and hungry stomach."