Grattai Grove is a 100 acre property about 15 mins from Mudgee town centre on the way to Hill End. It includes a vineyard, olive grove and two self contained options for farm stays. It lies on Wiradjuri land and was searched for gold in the late 19th century. In 1978 the core of the homestead was built and the first dam created in front of the house. Several owners put their mark on the structures and the land over the years, including different names before we put the 'Grattai Grove' sign up at the entry gate.
Today, we live here with a merry bunch of animals, including two dogs, donkeys, cows, goats, cats, a few chooks and some sheep. We recently completed a vineyard extension and released our first couple of wines. Head to our online shop or come stay with us and make Grattai Grove your basecamp to explore the Mudgee Region.
We stumbled upon Old Grattai Road for the first time in June 2021 while exploring the back roads of the beautiful Mudgee Region. It was a beautiful autumn Saturday afternoon, the rolling hills of the Grattai Valley were glowing golden and we stopped to take it all in. We talked about how this area would really be something to live in if a place would come up in a few years time ...
A few weeks later, the opportunity arose to become the new custodians of the magnificent slice of paradise we now call our home and profoundly love to share with friends and guests alike.
At 650m altitude, our vineyard is one of the highest in the region. At the core are 40 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines which have been producing award wining wines over the years. Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sangiovese were recently planted to provide for a wider variety in the future.
Our 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon and our 2023 Sangiovese Rosé are now available in the GG online shop
The Olive Grove was established in 1996/97 and we now enjoy 2000 mature trees. The majority are classic Tuscan varieties of Frantoio & Correggiola; with some Manzanillo, Mission and Piqualle mixed in.
Our 2023 fruit was harvested in early May and cold pressed within 48 hours. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be tasted and bought at the farm and is available through a growing number of stockists.
The Cottage offers spectacular views over the olive groves and the paddocks up to the Avisford Nature Reserve, the ranges that separate us from Mudgee. It sleeps 6 people in three bedrooms.
The Retreat is a one bedroom self contained wing of the homestead and offers views of the vineyard during the day and the Milky Way at night.
Leo, our German Shorthaired Pointer and our first farm dog, is convinced everybody comes to see him. He is very affectionate and loves to play with endless energy.
Hunter, our Rhodesian Ridgeback, is 4 weeks younger than Leo and about 15 kilos heavier. His bark is impressive but he is a gentle and shy giant when you come closer.
Jerry, is the older Miniature Donkey and loves cuddles, especially a good bum rub!
Tom has become quite feisty, especially when he thinks he had enough of the dogs or the goats invading his space. Still loves a cuddle and a rub of his cheeks.
Clearly some work has to be done regarding the table manners of our three super cute Boer Goats. But once you see them running towards you to check you out and of course to ask for food, you will forgive them right away.
Our two barn cats moved in with the donkeys and goats to protect their fresh food from our rodent friends who fiercely chewed through plastic and timber. No more so as the cats started to do what cats are supposed to do...
These Friesian / Speckle cross breeds have been raised with close human contact and will come to the fence for a pet but more importantly for them, some treats! Specks is a steer and Mooey is a heifer who will provide us with calves and milk down the line...
Our five Aussie White ewes (conveniently all named Dolly) have gone through lambing for the first time and we now have also 4 fluffy lambs running around "Dolly Meadows".
A fun mix of Isa Browns, Cornish, Vorwerks and a Legbar. They give us delicious eggs which can be part of your breakfast if you stay in one of our accomodations. Of course they all have names so they don't end up in a soup one day.
This pair of King Parrots hang around the house quite a bit but they have many friends including Rosellas, Darters, Wrens, Magpies, Wedge Tail Eagles, Finches, Swallows, Red-rumped Parrots, Galahs, Black Cockatoos, Corellas and and and...
Grattai Grove lies on Wiradjuri land. We acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities; and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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