Southern Highlands Food and Wine

Highlights

The first vines were planted here in 1983. Although young, the Southern Highlands’ wine scene is home to more than 60 vineyards specialising in pinot noir and pinot gris. The region encompasses the towns of Exeter, Moss Vale, Sutton Forrest, Bowral, Berrima and Mittagong

Southern Highlands Food and Wine

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Pinot noir and pinot gris are acknowledged specialties of the region, however the areas wine producers are also cultivating impressive cool-climate chardonnay, merlot, riesling, sauvignon blanc and shiraz, as well as producing award-winning sparkling wines.

Visits to Centennial Vineyards, Eling Forest, Tertini Wines, Cuttaway Hill, Artemis, Southern Highland Wines and Diamond Creek Estate all reveal quality tastings of local wine styles.

For a memorable fine dining experience, stop in at the award-winning Biota Dining in Bowral, that supports local growers with its menu focusing on seasonal artisan produce. Eschalot in Berrima operates from a beautiful heritage sandstone building and offers flavours highlighting regional European influences. Bernies Diner in Moss Vale first opened its doors in 1925 and serves classic diner-style food, while Caf Rosso in Bowral specialises in Italian food.

Tennessee Orchard features a farm gate shed where you can purchase local produce. The Old Robertson Cheese Factory stocks a wide range of local and imported cheeses and has an on-site caf. The forested areas in the region are also home to several truffle farms as well as the popular Li-Sun Exotic Mushroom Tunnel Tour, run three times a year by FoodPath.

  1. Artemis Wines

    Artemis Wines

    Artemis Wines is a family run winery situated in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. Established in 1996 the winemakers Antony and Mark Balog exhibit a passion to produce wines of European complexity and...

  2. Artisan Cheese Making Workshops

    Artisan Cheese Making Workshops

    Lucy is a small-holder with cows, pigs and poultry in the hills outside Mittagong. The family's Jersey cow produces buckets of beautiful creamy milk and forces her to make cheese on a regular basis. For the past...

  3. Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard

    Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard

    Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard is a multi award winning, family owned and operated vineyard, where the grapes are hand picked to ensure the finest quality grapes are used to create the wines. The Southern Highlands...

  4. Bendooley Estate Book Barn

    Bendooley Estate Book Barn

    Once a hayshed, the iconic Book Barn forms the centrepiece of the historic Bendooley Estate. Surrounded by picturesque paddocks, this unique building houses thousands of new, second-hand, rare and...

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