Merrick Watts coming to Mudgee

2023-10-31 13:19:44

The head clown himself, Merrick Watts, is coming to Burnbrae

Our host for Blacktie@Burnbrae 2023 will be qualified wine expert and confirmed idiot, Merrick Watts, bringing us a special version of his smash hit show, An Idiot's Guide to Wine!

After having a year off, Burnbrae's biggest party will return in 2023 as a members exclusive premium event.

Blacktie@Burnbrae has grown and grown over the years, to the point it was one of Mudgee's biggest social events! 2023 will see a change to the delivery, however still providing guests with one night not to be missed!

With tickets limited to just Bonnie Club & 548 Legends, Burnbrae Members, their family & friends, will be treated to a special night of delicious Burnbrae wine and beer, food by Relish Catering, a special show by host Merrick Watts, and live music to dance the night away!

Get Stylish with Burnbrae

2023-06-15 13:44:23

Burnbrae jumpers are here to keep you warm this winter!

Everyone's favourite winter outfits are back!

The ever popular Twinkle Toes & Little Gem jumpers have been restocked and we have added the Bout Bella & Chit Chat to the mix, as we all love a little more colour to get us through winter.

Various sizes are available and only available exclusive through the cellar door.

​Call us now to join the coolest people in town, wearing Burnbrae this winter!

Burnbrae Sparkling Mule

2022-10-27 13:58:51


Feel like adding a twist to our ever-loved Twinkle Toes Cuvée? This one is the one for you!

Burnbrae Twinkle Toes Cuvée
Juice of half a blood orange
Juice of half a lime
8 mint leaves
Ginger Beer
30ml Vodka

In a glass, combine blood orange juice, lime juice and vodka. Add ginger beer and top with cuvée. Garnish with blood orange slices and mint. Enjoy!

Stock up on our Twinkle Toes Cuvée HERE.

Bout Bella Spritz

2022-10-27 13:21:56


We have the perfect recipe for our Bout Bella Fans to get you through the summer!

1/2 Cup Bout Bella Moscato
1/2 Cup Soda Water
30ml Gin or Vodka
Fresh Mint

Blend together and enjoy with your besties!

Hot Tip for Summer
Remove the soda water and add 30ml sugar syrup and place in a slushie machine or with crushed ice to create one special treat!

Stock up on our Bout Bella Moscato HERE.

All New 548 Lager!

2022-10-17 15:44:39

Our favourite Mudgee beer has had a refresh!

We are very excited to be introducing our all new 548 Lager, now being produced in 330ml cans. Still the same new branding that was introduced in 2021, and the same recipe we have always had, just even more refreshing coming from a can!

We made the decision to move to a new brewer, well known to Mudgee locals, Nomad Brewing, who have helped us get to this point and to create a product that we know everyone will enjoy, keeping with our own well-loved beer.

You can buy the all new 548 lager online, or at the cellar door, by the case, or a bundle of 6.

​Better yet, be a part of the best beer club in town and receive monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly deliveries straight to your door. Sign up to become a 548 Legend today HERE.

Zesty Bestie Cocktail Recipe

2022-07-06 15:08:04

Zesty Bestie

1 Twinkle Toes Cuvee
60ml limoncello
30ml lemon juice
Lemon zest for garnish

Combine the limoncello and lemon juice evenly in 2 wine glasses with ice. Top with chilled Twinkle Toes cuvee and garnish with lemon zest. Optional: top with half soda water and half Twinkle Toes. To be enjoyed with your zesty bestie!
Serves 2

Introducing... Pip's Plate!

2022-02-23 12:06:08


Introducing PALATE SURFING with Pip Sumbak

We are collaborating with the magical and marvellous Pip Sumbak to create customised recipe cards to be included in each wine delivery for our Bonnie Club members. Our idea is for you to be able to collate these over time, so you'll have your very own recipe-card cookbook filled with Pip's flavour-bomb creations.
AND there's more! We are hosting Pip's cook-ups here at Burnbrae twice a year with exclusive invites for our Club Members to wine and dine the night away... ​
​To be a part of this epic collaboration, sign up to our Bonnie Club today HERE.

Who is Pip Sumbak?

Pip has had a colourful and adventurous career in food. A 3 month work placement in Vietnam inspired Pip's career change into cooking and food. From there she featured on Australia's Masterchef in 2013, placing 14th and igniting her food travels around France, Spain, Indonesia and Fiji before settling again in Australia. Pip's speciality is 'Food Over Fire', a concept of cooking food over a fire pit for a long immersive lunch sourcing and promoting local produce.

“Fire holds ancient significance. People gathered in groups to gain its protection and warmth and finally to utilise it to cook their food. There is great joy in a gathering of people who are willing to experience the delight of good food cooked over fire”.
Pip Sumbak

Burnbrae Red Wine Pasta Recipe

2021-07-30 12:52:22
Just a little something to keep you warm this winter using our Home Ground Shiraz. We always make sure we use good wine in our cooking, and it means you can enjoy a glass or two at the same time!

- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup Burnbrae Home Ground Shiraz (save the rest of the bottle to enjoy while cooking)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
- 400g dried spaghetti pasta
- 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- extra basil, oregano & parmesan to garnish

1. Pour yourself a glass of delicious Home Ground Shiraz.
2. Sauté garlic, onion and oil in a large pan over medium heat until onion is translucent.
3. Carefully stir in red wine, tomatoes, basil and oregano and simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened.
4. Cook pasta according to package directions and add cooked pasta to tomato mixture, stirring to coat the pasta with the sauce.
5. Stir through parmesan cheese and serve immediately with fresh basil, oregano and more parmesan on top.

Trine + Andy

New Burnbrae Wines, Made for Friends - Media Release September 2017

2019-08-20 09:14:05

New Burnbrae Wines, Made for Friends

Mudgee-based family-run Burnbrae Wines releases its latest vintage wines with a fresh new look full of personality, just like the winery. The six new white, rose and sparkling wines are now available in cute three-bottle gift packs, nifty slide-under-the-bed six packs, or by the case online and at the cellar door for delivery Australia-wide.

Burnbrae’s owners, husband and wife duo Andy and Trine Gay, have a simple philosophy: enjoy great wine with friends. Motivated by the idea they could carry the family custom and make wine to enjoy with their friends at a long lunch outdoors or around a dinner table, they took over the charming vineyard, cellar door, and boutique accommodation from Trine’s dad, Tony, in 2014. That idea grew and now they’re making wine for not just their friends, but also the rest of us who love a good catch up over great wine.

“We just love wine – making it, tasting it and drinking it,” says Trine Gay. “A bottle of truly cracking wine shared with friends can change an ordinary day or evening into something pretty special. We made these wines with those lazy Sunday afternoons out in the sunshine with your mates or family just catching up in our minds.”

The new releases use grapes grown both on the estate in Mudgee and in nearby Orange, where the climate is a little cooler. Each wine name is inspired by Burnbrae; its surrounds and connections to Trine and Andy and this is shared on the vibrant labels. Chatty rosellas, the driveway lined with blooming magnolia trees, a little love story, and the awe-inspiring blazing sunsets over the nearby ranges are just a few.

Burnbrae’s new releases for this year include:

* Little Gem Pinot Gris 2017 ($20): green apple and cantaloupe is made for seafood, or anything really * Chit Chat Sauvignon Blanc 2017 ($20, to be released soon): fresh, crisp, tropical duet of botanics and passionfruit ideal for a catch up/chit chat * Blooming Ranges Rosé 2017 ($20): easily quaffable and perfect for an afternoon in the sun with a grazing plate * Bout Bella Moscato 2017 ($20): sweet-scented and sherberty, the perfect balance of lovely natural sweetness and fine effervescent spritz * Twinkle Toes Cuvee ($30, to be released soon): inspired by the lively parties held at the dancing hall that’s now the Burnbrae cellar door, this is a delicate and crisp bubbly with some lovely nectarine characters perfect for the silly season * Lucky Find Cuvee 2012 ($50): a crisp, zippy bubbly with a delicious palate that makes any occasion a celebration. A very special sparkling undergoing the fermentation in the bottle; traditional method.

A trip to the Burnbrae cellar door in Mudgee is a must; an experience that echoes the wine’s unpretentiousness. Follow the long driveway past the line of magnolia trees to the historic converted dance hall where Bonnie, the cellar dog, greets guests with a smile in exchange for a pat. The charming cellar door, run by Trine and Andy and a small team of friendly, knowledgeable Mudgee locals is set among Burnbrae’s 40-acre vineyard.

Not just a cellar door, the winery hosts an array of events from pizza and live music sessions through to weddings and the annual Burnbrae Black-tie garden party. Every Sunday, from 12pm to 3pm, there’s woodfired pizzas, wine, and anyone who’s anyone in Mudgee sprawled on the back deck and lawn kicking back. Every third Sunday there’s live tunes with some of the best local artists.

The self-contained Burnbrae winemaker’s cottage, next to the cellar door, is available as boutique accommodation all year round. The original features include two double bedrooms, a charming verandah overlooking the garden and an open fireplace in the living room. Whether a family holiday, romantic getaway, or just four friends, a stay in the winemaker’s cottage is one you won’t forget.

All wines available online and direct from the cellar door for delivery nationally.

Burnbrae makes the 50 Top Wine Experiences in the World - Gourmet Traveller WINE

2019-08-20 09:12:34
Wow! We are so excited to be named in the 50 Top Wine Experiences in the WORLD by [Gourmet Traveller WINE]( "This 50-year-old vineyard (an integral part of Mudgee’s modern wine producing era) was given a breath of fresh air when Trine and Andrew Gay took the reins in 2015. The packaging has been updated and the range of wines extended with the crisp Burnbrae 548 Lager to top things off. The Lucky Find Cuvée, Blooming Ranges Rosé and Home Ground Shiraz all reflect Andy and Trine’s laidback outlook to life, with modest prices to boot. Enjoy the family-friendly hospitality daily at the charming cellar door, an ex-dance hall. Don’t miss the Lazy Pizza Sundays, the third Sunday of the month - Peter Bourne" Read the full list [here](