Food and wine around Young
Young is home to many different stone-fruit orchards, wineries and gourmet food shops. Pick your own cherries from November to December and explore the local cellars and restaurants.
This historic Country NSW town is known as the cherry capital of Australia. Set amid scenic rolling hills at the foot of the Great Dividing Range, Young offers wineries, festivals, shopping, heritage and outdoor experiences with a picturesque rural backdrop.
Once known as Lambing Flat because the area was reserved for lambing ewes, Young has a volatile history of race riots, goldmining and bushranging. Walk the local heritage trail to see historic sites around town, including the Chinese Tribute Gardens and Lambing Flat Folk Museum.
Don't miss the National Cherry Festival, which brings thousands of visitors during December to celebrate these delicious stone fruits. From mid-November to Christmas, you can pick your own cherries at Young's many orchards including Allambie, Lavender Hill and Fairfields.
Outside of the cherry harvest season, check the events calendar to see what's happening. There are some superb events throughout the year, including the Lambing Flat Festival, the Young Annual Show and the bimonthly Young and Region Farmers Market.
Saturday 16 May to Saturday 16 January 2016
Young and Region Farmers Market Buy it fresh from the producer from
Vineyard at Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellardoor. Image Visit Young
Couple having a picnic among the vineyard at Binbilla Winery in Young, Capital Country. Image Holly Bradford; Capital Country Tourism
Young main street. Image Don Fuchs
Winemaker at Chalkers Crossing Winery. Image Don Fuchs