Farmer's Daughter Wines

About

Welcome to Farmer's Daughter Wines, one of the new age vineyards in the Mudgee grape growing region. Our dedication towards grape growing in our small boutique vineyard has rewarded us with premium award winning wine. We extend an invitation to you to 'experience the taste' when you are next visiting the Mudgee region.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Mudgee, New South Wales.

Features

  • Premium award winning wine.

Additional Information

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History

The family has been in farming for many generations. In 1804 Samuel Marsden induced three of his friends from Scotland - one Robert Smith, Lance's ancestor - to come out to Australia to care for his sheep. Robert arrived in 1804, eventually taking up residence west of the Blue Mountains at Trunkey Creek where he owned all of the land between Bathurst and the Abercrombie River.

Lance grew up on the land and became involved in the meat game as a young man and has remained for forty seven years. Lance married Gwen Collins and together they raised two daughters, Vicki and Michelle. They moved to Mudgee in 1972 and continued in the meat wholesaling business.

In 1988 Lance and Gwen moved out of town to the block of land on which now stands Farmer's Daughter Winery, named for Vicki and Michelle. They planted grapes for sale as a preparation for semi-retirement, the first plantings in 1995-1996. The 1997 harvest returned a small vintage of chardonnay which was made up as a trial. For the next two years the family worked towards establishing a label and building a cellar door in preparation for a 1998-1999 vintage. The cellar door opened in September 2000 and 'semi-retirement' has now become a ten-day-a-week business!

Lance and Gwen were rewarded for their efforts with awards for their wine, commencing with "Most Outstanding Wine at Show" for their 1999 Shiraz and Trophy for their 2000 Reserve Semillon, Mudgee Wine Show 2001. There have been many awards since 2000, including two Gold and two Trophies for their 2003 Merlot, one award at the National Cowra Wine Show and the other at the Small Winemakers Show at Forbes. The 2005 Mudgee Wine Show resulted in Gold for their 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2003 Shiraz. More recently, the consistency of the wines resulted in three Gold and three Trophies at the 2006 Mudgee Wine Show: Gold - 2005 Shiraz; Gold - 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon; Gold, Trophy for Best Shiraz, Trophy for Best Red and Trophy for Most Outstanding Wine at Show - 2005 Reserve Shiraz.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The Mudgee region (approximately 260 km north-west of Sydney) covers approximately 6,500 square kilometers with 4,500 hectares being under vine. Despite only coming to the fore as a wine grape growing district in the last ten years, Mudgee's wine industry was born in 1858 when Adam Roth first planted vines at Craigmoor (now known as Oatley Wines). It was at Craigmoor that a virus free clone of Chardonnay lay undiscovered for more than fifty years. This clone became the source block for much of Australia's Chardonnay.

The Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association Inc, formed in 1971, has some 100 members. There are approximately 30 cellar doors open for wine tasting and sales. The wine industry continues to anchor considerable growth in our beautiful area. The region continues to be one of Australia's fastest growing wine producing areas.

A flourishing artistic community exists, and many artists and craftsmen call the region home. Potters, woodworkers, glass artists, metal workers and other artists abound. The work of these talented individuals can be found in many of the district's galleries, cafes, wineries, craft shops and Visitor Information Centres. Nearby Gulgong is where premium quality clays are found and is home to several world-respected ceramists.

Awards

Year
Won Show name Vintage and Wine Medal
2013 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 SEMILLION BRONZE
2013 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 RESERVE CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE WITH FOOD CHALLENGE BEST WINE MATCH MAIN CHICKEN
2012 MUDGEE WINE WITH FOOD CHALLENGE BEST WINE MATCH MAIN BEEF
2012 MUDGEE WINE WITH FOOD CHALLENGE BEST WINE MATCH CANAPE SPRINGROLL
2012 MUDGEE WINE WITH FOOD CHALLENGE BEST WINE MATCH PORK
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 SEMILLION BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 SEMILLON CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 RESERVE CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 RESERVE SHIRAZ BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2012 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2012 SEMILLION SAUVIGNON BLANC SILVER
2012 COWRA WINE SHOW 2011 SEMILLION SILVER
2012 COWRA WINE SHOW 2012 SEMILLION SAUVIGNON BLANC SILVER
2012 COWRA WINE SHOW 2011 RESERVE CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2012 WSA WHINE CHALLENGE FARMERS DAUGHTER SHIRAZ RECOMMENDED
2011 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2010 CHARDONNAY/SEMILLION BRONZE
2011 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2010 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2011 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 SEMILLION BRONZE
2011 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2010 CABERNET BRONZE
2011 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2011 SEMILLON SAVUVIGNON BLANC SILVER
2011 COWRA WINE SHOW 2010 MERLOT BRONZE
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2010 CHARDONNAY SILVER
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 SHIRAZ SILVER
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 SEMILLION BRONZE
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2010 SEMILLION SAUVIGNON BLANC BRONZE
2010 COWRA WINE SHOW 2009 SEMILLION BRONZE
2010 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 MERLOT BRONZE
2009 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2009 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2008 MERLOT BRONZE
2009 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 SEMILLION SAUVIGNON BLANC SILVER
2009 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2008 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2009 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2009 CHARDONNAY-SEMILLON BRONZE
2008 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2008 SEMILLON CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2008 COWRA WINE SHOW 2008 SEMILLON CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2008 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2008 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2007 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2006 CABERNET MERLOT BRONZE
2007 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2007 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2007 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2007 CHARDONNAY SILVER BEST IN CLASS
2007 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2006 CABERNET MERLOT BRONZE
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ BEST RED WINE OF SHOW
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ MOST OUTSTANDING WINE OF SHOW
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ ROBERT STEIN MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ TROPHY BEST SHIRAZ AT SHOW
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ GOLD
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2004 CABERNET SAVIGNON GOLD
2006 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2005 SHIRAZ GOLD
2006 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2005 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2006 COWRA WINE SHOW 2004 CABERNET SAVIGNON BRONZE
2006 COWRA WINE SHOW 2003 CABERNET SAVIGNON BRONZE
2006 BOUTIQUE WINES OF AUSTRALIA 2003 CABERNET SAVIGNON BRONZE
2006 WINESTATE MAGAZINE 2003 CABERNET SAVIGNON
2005 RESERVE SHIRAZ TOP 100 NEW RELEASES
2005 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2005 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 CABERNET SAVIGNON GOLD
2005 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 SHIRAZ GOLD
2005 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 MERLOT BRONZE
2005 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2003 MERLOT TROPHY BEST MERLOT OF SHOW
2005 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2005 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2003 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2005 COWRA WINE SHOW 2003 MERLOT TROPHY BEST MERLOT OF SHOW
2005 WINEWISE SMALL VIGERON 2003 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2005 WINESTATE MAGAZINE 2003 MERLOT
2005 WINESTATE MAGAZINE 2003 SHIRAZ
2005 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2003 MERLOT GOLD
2005 BOUTIQUE WINES OF AUSTRALIA 2003 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2005 COWRA WINE SHOW 2003 MERLOT GOLD
2005 COWRA WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2004 NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY SILVER
2004 WINESTATE MAGAZINE 2003 CHARDONNAY
2004 WINESTATE MAGAZINE 2001 MERLOT
2004 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2004 COWRA WINE SHOW 2003 CHARDONNAY SILVER
2004 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2002 CABERNET SAUVIGNON SILVER
2004 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2003 SEMILLON SILVER
2003 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2001 MERLOT BRONZE
2003 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2001 CHARDONNAY SILVER
2003 BRISBANE WINE FESTIVAL 2001 MERLOT BRONZE
2003 BRISBANE WINE FESTIVAL 2000 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2003 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2000 CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRONZE
2002 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 MERLOT SILVER
2002 BOUTIQUE WINES OF AUSTRALIA 2000 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2002 BOUTIQUE WINES OF AUSTRALIA 2000 SEMILLON BRONZE
2002 COWRA WINE SHOW 1999 SHIRAZ BRONZE
2002 BOUTIQUE WINES OF AUSTRALIA 1999 CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRONZE
2001 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRONZE
2001 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 SHIRAZ MOST OUTSTANDING WINE OF SHOW
2001 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2000 SEMILLON GOLD
2001 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 SHIRAZ GOLD
2001 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2000 CHARDONNAY BRONZE
2000 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRONZE
2000 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2000 SEMILLON SILVER
2000 MUDGEE WINE SHOW 1999 CHARDONNAY SILVER

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Hours

Mon Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Address

791 Ulan Rd
Mudgee, New South Wales 2850
Australia

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