Snowy Mountains Food and Wine


Cool climate wines in Tumbarumba

Tumbarumba is the coolest climate wine-growing region in NSW, with the majority of grapes planted being chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. There are four local wineries in the area, with over 300 hectares of vineyard producing about 3,000 tonnes of wine grapes annually.

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Food and wine in the Snowy Mountains

Dessert, Perisher Valley Hotel

Fresh produce is abundant in the Snowy Mountains, with many of the country’s top producers based there. You’ll find cool climate wines, Angus beef, Batlow apples, blueberries, truffles, cheese, yellow box honey and chestnuts.

Jindabyne is home to the Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery, a cool climate winery that offers beer and wine tastings. Lake Jindabyne plays host to salmon and trout, which gives local restaurants such as Alpine Larder access to the freshest of fish. Don't miss the Snowy Mountain Cookies company, one of Australia’s highest altitude bakehouses at 1,020 metres. You can also taste Australian schnapps made from locally grown fruit at the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, halfway between Jindabyne and nearby Thredbo.

Visit Tumbarumba to enjoy outstanding food and wine experiences. Take a private vineyard tour at Courabyra Wines and sample their award-winning sparkling wines. Tumbarumba Wines Escape serves traditional Italian-style pizzas and platters in a spectacular location overlooking the vineyard, valley and mountains. Stop by Elm's Restaurant for lunch or dinner and try their hearty, homestyle cooking; both the fresh local pasta and the lamb shanks are particularly good.

The dining room at The Man From Snowy River Hotel looks out over Perisher Valley and features a daily-changing menu complemented by an extensive wine list. Or head to Thredbo for on-point Italian food at Segreto, a cosy trattoria serving everything from antipasto to pastas and steaks; duck ragout with handmade potato gnocchi is a local favourite.

Tourism Snowy Mountains - Gourmet's Paradise

The Snowy Mountains has an amazing food and wine culture. Award winning wines, schnapps and beers are only the start. Enjoy great restaurants, café, cellar doors, bars plus the many visiting chef that come to the region.

  1. Alpine Larder Cafe

    The Alpine Larder, situated in the stunning Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, provides honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t...

  2. Banjos Nightclub

    The nightspot that has everything - gaming, pool, TAB, huge screens, three fabulous bars with views to match plus a lot of music and live entertainment. The Muster Bar is home to the award winning Kosciuszko...

  3. Cascades Restaurant

    Cascades Restaurant offers breakfast and dinner options in Thredbo. Wake up to the biggest breakfast in Thredbo. Fill up for a day of exploring with their buffet or à la carte menu. Their offerings feature a...

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