A Sunday drive to The Zin House in Mudgee

I’ve been looking forward to sharing The Zin House with you.

I’ve been looking forward to seeing it first hand myself.

Set amidst the Zinfandel vineyard of Lowe Wines just outside of Mudgee, I knew it would be special.

the zin house kitchen reflected in old mirror

The Zin House is the new restaurant of Kim Currie, a highly respected chef in our part of the world. Together we’ve been creating The Zin House brand and website over the past few weeks.

zin house menu

If I had a restaurant I would like it to feel like this … long farmhouse tables …

the zin house interior

Everything on the menu proudly sourced from regional producers, friends, from the farm and organic garden …

zin house menu

Food so fresh it needs only the simplest preparation…

ryolstone olive oil

touches of pink

Food that tastes like real food. Butter that tastes like real butter.

the zin house courses

Warm autumn tones, an eye for art, soft light …


Beautiful wines, a generosity of spirit … from the heart and on the plate.

Unhurried. Just as a weekend lunch should be.

museum room and persimmon tree

I knew it would be special Kim but I had no idea it would be quite so lovely.

kim currie cooking at the zin house

Well done girl. Not a bad effort for a kiwi 😉

The Zin House
329 Tinja Lane,

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    1. Karyn
      Posted 20 May 2014 at 12:49 am | Permalink

      What a wonderful journey Marg – travels, colours, food and friends. Looks simply divine so we’ll have to plan a trip ourselves. Gorgeous photos!

      • Marg
        Posted 20 May 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

        Nice way to spend a winter Saturday or Sunday Karyn. Actually nice way to spend an anytime Saturday or Sunday 😉

    2. Posted 20 May 2014 at 8:00 am | Permalink

      It looks fantastic – the very best of luck with this venture.

      • Marg
        Posted 20 May 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

        Thank you Mary – it’s got all the right ingredients.

    3. Posted 20 May 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink

      Marg this is just sumptious – glorious photos of a glorious place… you’ve awoken all my senses with this… delicious in every way. F x

      • Marg
        Posted 20 May 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

        It’s pretty lush isn’t Fran? Wait till you taste it 🙂

    4. Posted 21 May 2014 at 5:38 am | Permalink

      Oh if I ever learn to cook this is just the beautiful heart felt cooking I’d love to achieve. Love the butter in the little pots, such an eye for detail.

      Gorgeous, xx

      • Marg
        Posted 21 May 2014 at 9:06 am | Permalink

        I think that’s at the heart of why I enjoy working with Kim, the food’s never tricked up. It doesn’t mean it’s not tantalising, it just means it’s honest. And still beautiful to they eye as Fran was saying. Gets you every which way 🙂

    5. Seana
      Posted 21 May 2014 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Looks absolutely divine. Fresh, fresh food with love and beauty – noted! And well done you too for your work on the branding.

      • Marg
        Posted 21 May 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

        Exactly Seana. Thanks for the kind words. The elements will change with the seasons …

    6. Posted 21 May 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      Very very nice. The photos are wonderful Marg! And I get that when it’s simple and has integrity, it’s better. Happy for you and your happy work.

      • Marg
        Posted 21 May 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Shalagh. Yeah I thrilled with the pics. I thought they did it justice. Lucky we caught the leaves before we lost them 🙂 Enjoy the sunshine in your parts x

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