Yeates Wine

Since 2010 the Yeates family has owned and worked hard to rejuvenate one of Mudgee’s first-established vineyards, Mountain Blue.
Led by Sandy & Victoria Yeates – in what is best described as a retirement plan gone slightly pear shaped – this is a fully family owned and run operation. Sandy is in charge of the vineyard, while Victoria has made the move from running her own legal practice in Mudgee to managing the cellar door and accommodation side of Yeates Wines.

Prior to this, it was owned by Rosemount and then Foster’s (now Treasury Wine Estates). During their reign, the vineyard was used to produce one of Rosemount’s flagship wines, Mountain Blue. This wine had a bit of a cult following in its day, having earned a pool room full of medals and an impressive reputation along with it. Despite its success, the wine glut and financial concerns are thought to be the reasons why the vineyard hit the market… and their loss was our gain.
Mudgee’s name comes from the aboriginal word meaning “nest in the hills” and our 20 hectare vineyard is nestled in the valley at an altitude of 500m, on the outskirts of Mudgee. The warm summer, long autumn and cooler evenings provide excellent grape-growing conditions and the unique & voluptuously fertile soil creates a remarkable terroir for our grapes. Planted without irrigation in 1968, our vines are not only some of the oldest in Mudgee but have sent roots very deep into the rich soil, which provides great consistency in fruit quality. Although best-known for its old-vine Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, we’ve also been growing Riesling and Albariño since 2018. Together these four varietals are grown over an area of 11.5ha, just 5-minutes from Mudgee.