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Lowe Wines - Organic Vineyard, Farm and Winery

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Published November 16th 2017
Not a review of the wine
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the view out the front

Although I am now well beyond the age where it is socially acceptable to mix rose with lemonade, I never developed the taste buds for drinking wine. The extent of my vinous pursuits may be a special occasion Moscato several times a year, but you are far are more likely to see me downing cups of English Breakfast at the local coffeehouse. I tell you this so you can imagine my enthusiasm for visiting the Mudgee Wineries during a group weekend road trip.

Before we arrived, my friends plied me with descriptive adjectives to use for establishing some credibility. They informed me that if I sounded legitimate enough, that they would bring the stuff from out the back - cellar door options not usually available to the general, ignorant public. I was already certain that I would not be one of the chosen ones.

A cheery lady greeted us at the cellar and we commenced tasting with a sparkling rose named after the owner's porn star name. This was a sweet and easy-to-drink option that even I can get on board with. The next wine, however, I found to be too much for me.

"What kind of wine do you drink? I am guessing Moscato?" the host asked me knowingly.

I nodded sheepishly.

Two wines in and she had already got me.

I do not remember the next few because my wine threshold was expended after the first drink, but I do remember our host was filled with a myriad of entertaining anecdotes to accompany each tasting. I was particularly amused by the 'Headstone' rose named such as the owner infamously told his wife he would make a rose only 'over his dead body.'

At the start of the reds, I decided to bail on the tasting and take my sparkling rose outside. It was a crisp, spring day and I happily took in the sun and the spectacular view of rolling grape vines and mountains while my fellow wine-drinking compatriots carried on in the cellar. As a bonus, I was even visited by the owner's friendly dog who calls upon the patrons in the hope of free food.

When the others were done with the tasting we ordered the regional tasting platter (a smorgasbord of small eats complete with a knife stabbed into the loaf of bread), settled into one of the larger tables and spent the next few hazy hours filled with food, wine and company.

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the regional tasting platter

Lowe Wines has something for everyone, even if you don't drink the wine.
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Why? for teetotallers that have friends who drink wine
When: Open 10am-4:30pm seven days
Phone: 61 2 6372 0800
Where: Lowe Wines, Tinja Lane Mudgee NSW 2850
Cost: Depends how much you drink
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