Tamworth Area - Food and wine

Highlights

Sample the best local produce at the Taste Tamworth Festival

Held every April, the popular Taste Tamworth Festival showcases the very best in local food and wine, from top restaurants and produce to outstanding chefs, growers and vineyards. Enjoy 10 days of food and festivities, including the Laneway Pop-up Bar, Farm Gate Trail and Tamworth’s Long Lunch.

  • Taste Tamworth Festival, Tamworth
  • New England Brewery, Tamworth

Situated in the verdant agricultural belt of North West NSW, Tamworth and its surrounding small towns are an exciting food destination. Not surprisingly, this region is famous for its healthy focus on livestock, dairy and pasture as well as its cool-climate wines.

Many of the restaurants in the Tamworth area take advantage of the region’s fine local produce. The Pig & Tinder Box, one of the region's oldest pubs, serves up share plates, woodfired pizzas, and new-school takes on old-school pub food.

Head to CH on Peel for a fabulous fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours and a fab selection of local wines. Gregory’s Restaurant offers top-notoch cuisine in an idyllic country setting.

The Old Bell Tower is housed in an ornate church, serving up great hearty breakfasts and lunches, as well as great coffee.

Merilba Estate

There are plenty of places to buy fresh produce from the farm gate or from regular growers' markets on weekends. Join the weekend ritual of shopping at the Nundle Craft Co-operative for homemade cakes, biscuits and preserves, homegrown vegetables, farm eggs and crafts galore. You may also find seasonal niche produce such as olives, nuts, fish farming, honey and berries.

At Arc-en-ciel Trout Farm near Nundle, you can take a tour of the farm before catching your own juicy trout for dinner. At Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores, you can buy locally produced Middlebrook Honey, Bellata Gold pasta, Demeter flours, and Gwydir Grove olive oils.

Tamworth is also a popular wine region, with more than 20 cellar doors in the New England region. The unique climate is due to the subtropical influence of summer rainfall combined with temperate cold winters and is the only designated wine region in Australia that has both cool and warm-climate vineyards. Chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling, shiraz and pinot noir are all regional favourites.

Other varieties include tempranillo and gewürztraminer. Don't miss delicious riesling from Blickling Estate or tastings at the cellar doors of Merilba Estate Wines and Eastview Estate, which is also home to a distillery and brewery. For locally-brewed Golden, Pale, Brown and Dark Farmhouse Ales, pop in for a tour and a tasting at the New England Brewing Company .

Tamworth Food and Wine

Book your getaway to Tamworth, Capital of Country

Discover the natural beauty of the Tamworth region.

It’s charming surrounding country towns, food and wine, events, country music, adventure and family fun is a testament to Tamworth’s status as Capital of Country.

Book your holiday to Tamworth with great deals from Virgin Australia Holidays!

View deals

  1. Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm

    Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm

    Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm is near Nundle, nestled in the hills of Hanging Rock NSW, the perfect setting for the production of some of Australia's finest rainbow trout. With pristine conditions, spring-fed water and...

  2. Currabubula Pub and Cafe

    Currabubula Pub and Cafe

    The Currabubula Pub and Cafe has been a great place to meet and relax with family and friends since 1838 and is renowned for its idyllic setting, live entertainment, great food and friendly atmosphere. In a charming...

  3. Merilba Estate Wines

    Merilba Estate Wines

    Merilba Estate Wines is located 30 kilometres west of Uralla on the Kingstown Road. Here, premium quality wine is crafted from grapes grown in the cool climate vineyard located on the property.The...

Displaying 4 of 7