Bago Vineyards


Bago Maze: Are you up for the challenge? The largest hedge maze in NSW, the Bago Maze will test out the navigation skills of the kids and the kids at heart. Weave your way through its tangled pathways, over and under bridges and find the items hidden deep within the maze. Open daily from 9.30am, with last entry at 4pm. Read more about the Bago Maze. Food & Wine: With an abundance of local gourmet produce to choose from, Bago Vineyards is passionate about providing a food and wine experience for our visitors. We stock a range of local cheeses and condiments, and a cheese plate and a glass of wine under the pergola when visiting the Cellar Door is essential. Find us on the map below.

Location Description

Located in New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane, Bago Vineyards and Maze is an easy drive from either capital on the Pacific Highway.


  • The largest hedge maze in NSW.

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Greg Hayward started his involvement in the wine industry working as an apprentice cooper (barrel maker). As time passed, Greg moved to the Hastings area where he started as a cellar hand at Cassegrain, then the region’s largest winery, before moving to Hope Estate in the Hunter region where he further honed his wine making skills. Wanting to return to the maritime climate and country hospitality of the Hastings, Greg began working with Bago Vineyards in 2003 and has now spent five vintages producing some of our best wines to date. Under Greg’s careful guidance Bago Vineyards now processes all their own grapes on site as well as making wine for several smaller vineyards. Greg is a passionate wine maker and an invaluable part of our team and is always available to discuss our latest vintage news.


In 1985 Jim and Kay Mobbs planted the first Chardonnay vines on the alluvial flats of their extensive property in the Hastings River Region on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Thus Bago Vineyards was born, and over the decades to follow the vineyard would expand exponentially to include in excess of 10 hectares of grape varieties as diverse and exotic as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Viognier, Chanel Paradisa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Tannat, Savagnin and Chambourcin.

Bago was the natural choice when it came time to name the winery, as the luscious parcel of land upon which these fine vines have been grown is nestled at the foot of Broken Bago Mountain. The term Bago is thought to have been derived from the local aboriginal word for mountain “bulkara”, the ‘broken’ part due to the shattering of seams of rock in old gold mining shafts.

The Mobbs family ancestry have a long history of grape growing in the Hastings River Region dating back to the first plantings of Muscatel and Isabella varieties at Ballengara and Tuffins Lane late in the 19th Century. Today, Bago Vineyards continues this fine family tradition producing some of the most revered wines the Hasting River Region has to offer.

The Team

Gemma Porter - Assistant Winemaker:

Gemma completed a degree in food technology at the University of Western Sydney before becoming part of our team in 2003. Gemma has had several years experience in the wine industry in both the Hastings River Region and Western Australia. In her spare time Gemma helps run a saw-mill and looks after three young children. Gemma is available and only too happy to talk food and wine on Tuesdays.

Ian Adams - Sales and Marketing:

Ian Adams has been associated with the wine industry since the early 1980’s when is his former life as an International Trade Banker he assisted wineries in the Hunter and Griffith regions with wine exports.

Seeking a sea-change in 1989, Ian took up a managerial position with nearby Cassegrain Winery. After assisting Bago Vineyards with the official opening of our Cellar door in 1996, Ian soon became a regular at Bago in the Marketing and Promotions role. The many events held at the vineyards including our monthly jazz days (now in their eleventh year) are the product of Ian.

Poppy – The Driving Force/Chief Port Tester

If it wasn’t for Jim Mobbs Senior’s insistence over 22 years ago grapes would never have been planted on the property in the first place. You will find him in and around the vineyard 7 days a week, tinkering on some project or another, from extending sheds to fixing light bulbs. Without his support Bago Vineyards wouldn’t be where it is today. Come and enjoy a yarn with Poppy on any afternoon of the week at port o’clock at Cellar Door.

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Bago Maze is open from 9.30am every day- last admission is at 4pm.


Bago Road
Wauchope, New South Wales 2446

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