The Kookaburra Estate


In August 2022 we suffered a devastation fire, that destroyed our Distillery and Farm Shed. We had to start the Distillery from scratch as well as all our catering equipment, cars, Catering Pod, stock and supplies not to forget all our farm equipment.

devastation fire

We have now rebuilt the Distillery, Purchased a New Catering pod and mobile Cellar Door. Production is back in full swing and to top off a troubled year we have won the Prestigious Australian Flavored Vodka Distillery of the year.

We now look forward to the future and thank all our friends and clients for their support.

As we were!

Set high in the hills just 30kms outside Mudgee the Kookaburra Estate is the pride of Kate and Garry Richards.

Bought as a rundown farm in 2011 it is now one of beauty and productivity. The homestead sits high on the hill, with a view over most of the property.

Boasting awards for their Farm Baking, Liqueurs, Vodkas, Berries, and Jams, The Kookaburra Estate has built a reputation for professionalism, quality and friendliness and is well known in Mudgee and surrounds.

Our mobile food and drink pod is seen around Mudgee at Markets, Special Events and feeding the R.F.S. and Emergency Services.

Whilst our Mobile Cellar Door is a popular attraction at the Mudgee Markets and Special Events

Our animals are all treated with respect and include Dexter and Galloway cattle, Tom, Barbara and Margo, our large white pigs, our 4 Dorper Sheep, 100’s of chooks and of course Oscar, Bella and Cooper our much-loved farm dogs.

The farm is developing daily as we add more irrigation, crops and continue to beautify the farm.

How It Started.

When looking for their “Tree Change”, Kate and Garry began searching for their new home in Central Western NSW. It was the laughter of Kate’s beloved Kookaburras when they arrived at this property that let them know it would be a happy place to start their new lives!


Whilst there was little doubt as to what they would name their farm, the arrival of “Spirit” solidified it. Caught and tangled in barbed wire on the boundary fence, this gorgeous Kookaburra was the first new addition to their farm family. Whilst Spirit was only with them for a short time, he now symbolises the joy and energy of their home!