Pieter van Gent Winery uses only organic methods
Pieter van Gent Winery and Vineyard is a family business steeped in tradition. Operating since 1979, the winery produces a range of outstanding handcrafted wines that are made using organic growing methods.
The family has been winemakers and distillers since 1790 and has generations of experience
Australian winemaking was enhanced when the Chardonnay grape was imported to Australia from France in 1832. Mudgee was one of the first areas in Australia that grew the Chardonnay grape.
Mudgee as one of the best wine regions
Pieter van Gent took up the position of winemaker for Craigmoor Wines when it was bought by the new owners. He worked here till 1979 before starting to make his own wines and established Mudgee as one of the best wine regions of Australia. The vineyards are present in the 100-acre estate, and all the grapes grow here. The main grape types that grow at their estate are Müller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Moscato, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, and Sangiovese. These grapes help in making their high-quality, handcrafted red, white, rose, dessert, and fortified wines.
Taste the famous fortified wines
The use of organic techniques in the vineyards and the cellar makes the wines natural. Pieter van Gent winery is very famous for its fortified wines, especially the Mudgee Pipeclay White. This unusual wine is a smooth and luscious drop with nectar overtones, it is delicate and dynamic, equally as delicious served over ice with fresh lime, as an aperitif or enjoyed after dinner. The full range of wines can be sampled at the authentic barrel hall, which doubles as a Cellar Door.