Young Area


Food and wine around Young

Young and its surrounds are home to many different stone-fruit orchards, wineries and gourmet food shops. Known as the cherry capital of Australia, the area's cherry industry has been booming since 1876. During cherry season (November and December), many cherry orchards offer the chance to 'pick your own' straight from the tree.

  • Willayoung Orchard, Capital Country
  • Canola fields, Capital Country

About the Young Area

Nestled at the bottom of a beautiful valley in the Hilltops wine region is Young, a vibrant and progressive regional centre that buzzes with friendly locals, quirky shops, delightful cafes, interesting history and an exciting year-round events calendar. Set amid scenic rolling hills and showcasing four distinct and colourful seasons, Young offers an exceptional country experience.

This historic Country NSW town is known as the cherry capital of Australia – don't miss the annual National Cherry Festival that takes place in December. Pick your own cherries at one of Young's many orchards during the cherry season, which lasts from mid-November to late December. Try Main Range, Lavender Hill or Fairfields Orchard.

Apart from cherries, the area produces some outstanding food and wine. Dine at the fantastic restaurants and sample the offerings of the numerous cool-climate wineries.

Walk the local heritage trail to see historic sites around town, including the Chinese Tribute Gardens and Lambing Flat Folk Museum. Find more history, natural beauty and plenty of accommodation in nearby Boorowa and Harden.


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Local areas

  • Boorowa Follow the Shamrock Trails map and you'll uncover Boorowa's history and heritage.
  • Harden Known for its scenic beauty, particularly during spring, Harden embodies a delightful old-world nostalgia.
  • Young At Young, you can pick your own cherries, learn about the region's volatile history and indulge in fine food