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.

  • Young main street
  • Chalkers Crossing winery

About Young

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.

Explore the wider Young area to discover fantastic food and wine, enticing shopping and abundant accommodation.


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