Our History

“Burrundulla” was established almost 200 years ago by the Cox family in Mudgee. In 1814 Governor Lachlan Macquarie ordered Lt. William Cox of the N.S.W. Corps to build a road across the Blue Mountains from Penrith to Bathurst, a distance of 101 miles, after learning of the agricultural significance of these fertile plains.

With a team of convicts numbering 30, Cox completed the task in just 6 months, an engineering feat not likely to ever be achieved again.

In 1821, William’s 4th son, George Cox ventured to Mudgee with a son of William Lawson and settled “Burrundulla”. Story has it that on one cattle drive west, the stock were attracted to the rich floodplains at “Burrundulla” and kept turning back despite the efforts of the stockmen.

In 1845 grapes were planted at "Burrundulla" to try and replicate the success the Cox family was having with their vines and wines at their other property at Mulgoa.  As well as grapes "Burrundulla" was producing some of Australia's best wool and in 1878 won the Grand Prix in Paris for the best wool in the world. 

As the generations continued, the Cox family has had an uninterrupted ownership over "Burrundulla".  With the resurgence of grape growing in the region in 1993 "Burrundulla" returned to planting vines with a ten year contract to supply Rothbury Estate. The first five years saw Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Merlot and Shiraz planted followed more recently by Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot.

Now in the 21st century the vineyard has become home to NSW's best rosés, and other award winning wines. Our family continues to push the boundaries through continual experimentation with new varieties of grapes and blends, striving always for that 'perfect' bottle.

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