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Food and wine


Known as the Canberra wine district, most of the wineries are actually in Murrumbateman. This small but exciting wine district, is full of boutique wineries and passionate winemakers.

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Food and wine around Yass

Enjoy the freshest food from the farm to the plate, and wine from the vine to glass in this gourmet food and wine region centred on Murrumbateman, Lake George and Bungendore, Hall and Gundaroo in NSW.

Follow the Poacher's Way, a regional food and wine trail at any time of the year and you'll uncover most of the best food and wine attractions as well as a beautiful country spa, guesthouses such as Country Guesthouse Schonegg and comfortable B&Bs. 

Today, there are 33 wineries in the region producing many different varieties that reflect the diverse terrain from cool-climate to a more Mediterranean climate. Be sure to check out Helm Wines, one of the first commercial wineries in region, Four Winds Vineyard and Eden Road Wines. Wineries that are attracting a lot of attention include Clonakilla (for shiraz and viognier), Lark Hill (for gruner veltliner, a riesling-style white), Lerida Estate (for pinot noir) and Brindabella Hills (for cabernet sauvignon).

The region has some terrific food and wine events that will give you a good taste of what's on offer including the€“ Fireside Festival at Yass in August, Wine Harvest Festival at Yass in April and Murrumbateman Moving Feast in October. Don't miss great country dining at Grazing in Gundaroo, Le Tres Bon in Bungendore and Smokehouse Cafe at Hall.

Stock up on delicious gourmet goodies at the farm gate, from artisan bakeries, at family-owned wineries and the regular farmer's markets at towns across the State.