Southern Highlands Food and Wine
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
Pinot noir and pinot gris are acknowledged specialties of the region, however the area’s wine producers are also cultivating impressive cool-climate chardonnay, merlot, riesling, sauvignon blanc and shiraz, as well as producing award-winning sparkling wines.
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. Bernie’s Diner in Moss Vale first opened its doors in 1925 and serves classic diner-style food, while Café 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 café. 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.
Wander through the fruit trees and purchase a range of jams, jellies and other condiments all prepared on-site. Accommodation is also available at the Montrose Cottage, first built in 1861 and surrounded by a lush English garden.
Meet the people behind the produce on a farm tour, market tour or walking tour. FoodPath also runs group workshops and cooking classes covering preserving, jam making, sausage production, pizza and pastry making.
Biota Dining in Bowral has won numerous awards for its food, wine list and sustainable practice. The restaurant takes the words “locally-produced” to a new level, with many of the ingredients on the menu grown metres from diner’s tables.
Just outside of Berrima in the heart of the southern highlands, Zen Oasis offers oriental vegetarian cuisine in intimate surrounds. Just 90 minutes from Sydney, the restaurant is a wooden-cabin, nestl...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/southern-highlands/berrima/restaurant/zen-oasis
Wolfgang's is a true winter treat in the Southern Highlands. What could be more perfect on a cold winters night that digging into a delicious fondue and enjoying Swiss favourites with friends and fami...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/southern-highlands/bowral/restaurant/wolfgangs-restaurant
Located in the heart of Berrima, The Olde Magpie Café is a symbol of rustic charm and home-style cookery. With country-style ornaments and mismatched tables scattered throughout this all-day dine...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/southern-highlands/berrima/restaurant/the-olde-magpie-cafe
Located at the top of the Southern Highlands and usually blanketed in a layer of mist, Robertson Inn welcomes you in from the chill with roaring fires and a hearty pub menu with all your favourites. W...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/southern-highlands/burrawang/restaurant/robertson-inn