Nestled in the heart of Mudgee, Skimstone is a boutique winery with a rich history that stretches back to 2009. The winery is renowned for its unique terroir, which boasts diversity in its topography, climate, and soil composition. Its vineyard, a charming expanse in Apple Tree Flat, is home to 15 hectares of 20 to 25-year-old French and Italian grape varieties.
Skimstone's winemaker and vineyard manager, Jean-François Esnault, hails from the iconic Bordeaux region of France. Known colloquially as Jeff, he's a dynamic personality with an acute attention to detail. Passionate about creating wines that truly reflect the terroir and fruit of the Mudgee region, Jeff's philosophy is simple: work harmoniously with nature, respect the environment, and focus on harvesting the highest quality fruit in each growing season. The result is a range of Skimstone wines that are the perfect blend of chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, barbera, and sangiovese — each offering a journey through space and time.
At Skimstone's tasting room on Castlereagh Highway in Mudgee, you can savour the full wine list in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. This boutique winery promises not only scenic views but also enough space for larger groups, delightful cheese boards, and a family-friendly environment.
Choose to sip your wine under their picturesque pergola or bring a picnic rug and create your own idyllic spot. Whether you prefer wine by the glass or by the bottle, Skimstone offers a tasting experience that caters to all preferences.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Skimstone:
At Skimstone, bookings are essential. For a modest fee of $10, you can enjoy a seated wine tasting. Enhance your experience by pairing your tasting with some local delicacies, including Stein Farm Produce charcuterie, High Valley Cheese, and Mudgee Sourdough baguette.Book now