Around 35 wineries in the Yass Valley produce many different grape varieties that reflect the region's diverse terrain, from cool-climate to a more mediterranean-style climate. The Poacher's Way is a regional food and wine trail that will help you uncover some of the best food and wine attractions in the region.
About Yass Valley Area
Within easy reach of Sydney and Canberra, the Yass Valley in Country NSW is a rich rural tapestry overlaid with wineries, natural attractions and small villages brimming with character. The Yass Plains extend to the rolling hills of Wee Jasper and waterways such as Lake Burrinjuck with small towns and villages sprinkled around the region.
Yass is a charming and vibrant town with landscaped streets and restored heritage buildings offering a proud connection to early rural Australia. Around the villages of Murrumbateman, Gundaroo and Wallaroo, there's a vibrant food and wine scene which is easy to find along the self-guided Poacher's Way. Be sure to check out Helm Wines, one of the first commercial wineries in the region, Four Winds Vineyard and Eden Road Wines.
In historic Binalong, stop at the Binalong Hotel for a beer or head to Bowning just for the beautiful sculptures, glass art and gardens at the Crisp Galleries. There are many fine galleries and museums to visit in the area.
Natural attractions around the Yass Valley include Carey's Cave, Burrinjuck Dam and the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. There is a good selection of accommodation in the Yass area and a busy events calendar.
Friday 15 May to Monday 18 May 2015
Wild Colonial Re-enactment Weekend It's 150 years since police sho
Saturday 9 May to Saturday 2 January 2016
Murrumbateman Village Market Murrumbateman Village Market is a v
Saturday 16 May to Saturday 16 January 2016
Yass Farmers Markets If you are looking for a fresh appr
Mallee Gum Cottage Bed and Breakfast, part of the Poacher's Way, Gundaroo
Grazing Restaurant at Royal Hotel Gundaroo. Image Paul Foley for Australan Capital Tourism
Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, part of the Poacher's Way
Lamb cutlets and locally produced wine, Barrique Restaurant, Murrumbateman, Capital Country. Image Don Fuchs
Jeir Creek Wines, part of the Poacher's Way
Cellar Door at Shaw Vineyard Estate, part of the Poacher's Way
Interior of Globe Inn in Yass, part of the Poacher's Way
Wine cellar, Yass Valley. Image: Don Fuchs; Destination NSW
Cooma Cottage in Yass. Image Capital Country Tourism
Yass countryside. Image Yass Valley Council
- Gundaroo Listed by the National Trust, the village of Gundaroo contains all the elements typical of a 19th-century to
- Murrumbateman Murrumbateman is at the centre of a thriving wine industry with around 50 wineries operate in the region.
- Yass This historic country town was the home of explorer Hamilton Hume. It's now becoming a food and wine destina