Over forty years of nurturing grapevines and making wine has taught the Oatley family many lessons.Site selection is paramount, that 'sense of place', as where you choose to grow your grapes is vital to both style and quality.
With this in mind, we have created a silhouette image to represent her and to give her a presence on these pages.
Please note that by no means is this intended to be a likeness of her.
There are nearby national parks for the bushwalker and birdwatcher, and historic towns such as Gulgong, Hill End, Hargraves, Windeyer and Rylstone to explore.
Places like The Drip and Dunns Swamp are absolutely breathtaking.
The Mudgee Region has been producing wine since the first grapes were planted in 1858 by German vignerons including the Roth, Kurtz and Bucholtz families, descendants of whom are still living in the area today.
Australia's chardonnay had its beginnings in the Kurtz's Eurunderee vineyard; however it has been Mudgee's reds that have established its reputation as premium red wine country.
Climatically, Australia's most reliable wine region, not to mention one of its best known, Margaret River is the ideal home for the Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, along with Chardonnay, producing distinctive wines of powerful structure and finesse.
Recognised by many as Australia's newest high-quality Riesling region along with an array of outstanding red wines, the Great Southern encompasses a wide spectrum of sub-districts that are delivering remarkably delicious and often age-worthy wines of tremendous success.
Would love to catch up with any other mothers for coffee Hi Ali.
There is a playgroup on the corner of Madeira Road and Atkinson Street. I am not sure what their days are, but I think they are open most days. I have a 2 year old at home, and my 5 year old is about to start school.
Mudgee is also well known for its world class fine wool production, throroughbred horses, honey, olives, hazelnuts and local produce.