Food and wine

Highlights

Savour the delicious fresh produce of the beautiful Kiama region at the weekly Kiama Farmers Market and enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors, including the Crooked River Winery. There are lovely restaurants with beautiful coastal views, cooking workshops, farm stays and the fun Kiama Show.

  • Crooked River Wines, Kiama Area
  • Kiama Farmer Markets, Kiama Area

Delicious fresh produce in Kiama

Succulent Wagyu beef, delicious cheeses and crunchy vegetables are just some of the fresh local produce you can taste in the Kiama region, home of the famous Kiama Blowhole and within easy reach from Sydney. You’ll find wineries, a farmers market, farm stays and delectable restaurants too.

This beautiful area is blessed with pristine beaches, rainforest trails, coastal walks, and rich soils for growing a bountiful range of produce. There are vineyards and dairy farms, and beef cattle graze on the green hills. Fresh seafood is harvested from the ocean and estuaries along the NSW South Coast.

At pretty beachside Coronation Park, the weekly Kiama Farmers Market offers a wonderful selection of local seasonal produce, seafood and locally made gourmet delights. You can buy Wagyu beef, fruit and vegetables, mushrooms, honey, eggs, cider, wine, and creamy gelato made from local milk.

Crooked River Wines, Gerringong

The kids will love playing on Surf Beach and fossicking rock pools. The market is held on Wednesday afternoons (and to 6pm during daylight saving) and is great place to stock up on supplies during your beach holiday or after exploring Minnamurra Rainforest in Jamberoo or playing a round of golf.

There are memorable farm experiences as well. At Buena Vista Farm book an appointment to join a cooking workshop and create moreish dishes from produce you’ve picked. Schottlander’s Wagu Farmstay is the perfect escape for beef lovers, and The Pines is a beautifully restored homestead on a working dairy farm. It serves the creamiest gelato you will find anywhere. 

Jamberoo Valley Farm, overlooking the spectacular Jamberoo Valley and sea, also hosts tasty food workshops along with charming rooms where you can stay. Enjoy the Woodfired Pizza Oven Workshop or Passatta Making Day. 

The Siding@Gerringong

One of the marvellous events is the beachside Kiama Show, a popular agricultural show with carnival rides. Kiama is also part of the Shoalhaven Coast wine region and you can enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door of Crooked River Winery in Gerringong, a short drive south of Kiama near lovely Gerroa

Crooked River Winery also produces craft beer and adult ginger beer, and you can dine in its Oak Room Eleven restaurant. The Siding@Gerringong is another enticing cellar door experience, featuring locally distilled spirits in the historic Gerringong Dairy Co-op, a stroll from the train station. 

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