We are proudly nearing the 35th anniversary of Pieter van Gent Winery in Mudgee. In this short time, we have seen the wine industry in Mudgee grow from a few wineries to over forty-five cellar doors. Working through floods and droughts, it's hard work and requires determination and passion to survive, but in the end it's all for the industry we love.
Our founder, Pieter van Gent, had determination and passion. He made the first Chardonnay wine in Australia in 1971 at Craigmoor Winery, before going on to win every wine medal possible during his career, including the coveted Adelaide Wine Show's Montgomery Trophy in 1974 for Best Burgundy.
In 1979, Pieter set up his own Winery and Vineyard, bringing Chardonnay cuttings from Craigmoor Vineyard- the oldest in Australia. Pieter retired in 2006 after achieving a successful career and building a sound business.
Philip van Gent, son and winemaker, leads this company forward with his own determination and passion. Our future respects the environment through organic farming, recycling and restoration of native wetlands and billabongs as we forever move forward. We align ourselves with organisations and individuals who share the same drive and dedication, such as select sporting events and support for youth in the arts and education.
We invite you to explore our web site and and look forward to welcoming you in person to Pieter van Gent Winery.