Food and wine

Highlights

Taste of NSW wine and food

The first grapevine in Australia was planted at Sydney Cove in 1788, just one month after the First Fleet arrived. Today, some of the best wines in Australia come from further afield, from wine regions in Country NSW. Here great wine is matched by fine food experiences that include award-winning restaurants, country cafes and pubs serving great food, farmers' markets, or produce fresh from the farm.

Key places to go

Winemaker, Mudgee

Bustling towns of Griffith, Leeton and Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region have their own distinct food and wine culture due largely to Italian migrants who imported their regional cuisine and winemaking skills. Winemaking in and around Griffith is an enormous industry with wineries such as De Bortoli, Casella, Nugan Estate, Warburn and McWilliam's producing one in every four bottles of wine made in Australia.  More than 20 botrytis dessert wines are produced in the Riverina with De Bortoli's Noble One leading the way.

  • St Maur winery, Southern Highlands

    Southern Highlands

    If you enjoy good food and wine, you'll find plenty of good reasons to head to the Southern Highlands. Check out Bowral's cafes, cheese store and delis, and the delicious produce from Montrose Berry Farm at Sutton Forest.

  • Stein Wines, Mudgee

    Mudgee wineries

    There are 35 cellar doors around Mudgee so take your time to find the perfect drop. Buy produce such as honey, cheese, olives and seasonal fruit and vegetables fresh from the grower at the monthly farmers market.

  • Hillside Orchard, Orange

    Orange Wine Region

    Dont miss the mouth-watering annual food and wine events in Central NSW. F.O.O.D. (Food of Orange District) is held in Orange over ten days in April, and Orange Wine Week is held in October.