Gooree Park – Sample The Wines And Meet The Thoroughbreds On A Guided Tour

Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Aug 12, 2021

Right in the heart of the Mudgee Region of New South Wales is spectacular Gooree Park, the biggest vineyard in the area and home of Australian thoroughbred champion racehorses.

Clearly, Gooree is not your regular country estate, its Cellar Door boasts a range of award winning wines, three of them named for champions of the racetrack born and bred at the Park.

Gooree Park was established by Lloyd Foyster in 1963 as a thoroughbred horse stud where he bred multiple group one winners including Ming Dynasty and Mighty Kingdom – winners of three Caulfield Cups in four years. Lloyd built a dam with a three mile circumference and a world class racecourse with a longer straight than Randwick where he trained his horses. He later sold the property to the Cojuanco family, who own the property today.

There is much for visitors to Gooree Park to see and do, and the best way to get the experience is to jump aboard their tour bus and soak up all the information your knowledgeable guide has to tell. They can even arrange a tour including lunch (and of course you can buy a bottle of something nice to go with it). With over 300 horses taking part in the breeding and training programmes each year you are guaranteed to meet a past – or future – race-winner.
On a trip, Lyndey Milan joined a tour with some of the locals – take a look at what she discovered.

This is just one of many events held at Gooree Park. Throughout the year you can also experience:

  • High Tea in the Stables
  • Bubbly Breakfast at the Track
  • Wine and Wagyu BBQ
  • Melbourne Cup at Gooree Park

Get more information on Gooree Park and to book tickets for this and other events go to


By Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Lyndey Milan, OAM, Australian home cook hero, combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for thirty years. Hospitality of the table is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine. Since 2011 Lyndey has hosted eight television series including Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia which won Best Food TV at The Gourmand World Awards in 2016.. The accompanying book won BEST TV Chef Cookbook in the World in English & Best Culinary Travel book in Australia in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. In the Best of the Best judged at the Frankfurt Book Fair she came 3rd overall in the last 20 years! She is an experienced traveller, hosting bespoke international tours and cruises. In 2014 Lyndey was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours List for services to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community and in 2012 was made Vittoria Legend in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards. In 2019 she was honoured as Legend of the Vine by Wine Communicators Australia. She is also the Food editor of More at



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