As well as the fine wines of the region, there's plenty of great food to discover in Mudgee. At farmers' markets you'll be able to sample local olives, tapenades, honey, hazlenuts, pistachios, jams, cheese, beef and free-range pork. Hungry yet?
Gourmet food and wine
Gourmet safari tours and restaurants liberally sprinkled around the state give food enthusiasts the opportunity to try different cuisines of the world without having to leave New South Wales.
Enjoy a six-course Northern Italian-style banquet with a quality glass of wine to complement your meal at celebrity chef Stefano de Pieri's award-winning restaurant at the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand in Mildura. Known for its produce, the town has a thriving cultural scene and hosts many festivals.
Kangaroo Valley, just south of Sydney, is alive with some of Australia's richest livestock and produce.
If you're after gourmet ingredients, head to Taste Gourmet Grocer and Cafe in Gosford on the Central Coast. This food lover's destination features a cafe, gourmet provedore, picnic hampers, a specialty deli store and an innovative menu.
Come along and meet all the local growers and taste their healthy fresh seasonal produce at farmers markets around NSW.
New South Wales is famous for its wineries, including the renowned Southern Highlands, Mudgee and Hunter Valley towns which produce award-winning wines available for sampling at local cellar doors.
With a little planning, you're guaranteed to find a food and wine trail that has excellent accommodation, great dining and some delicious activities.
Just over an hour south of Canberra, in the heart of Cooma, diners with exotic taste will find Rose's Lebanese Restaurant. The kitchen has been turning out authentic Middle-Eastern dishes for over a d...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/snowy-mountains-and-capital-country/cooma/restaurant/roses-lebanese-restaurant
The Coach House Restaurant is part of the Berry Hotel, an institution in the lovely town two hours south of Sydney. Built in 1863, the restaurant has kept all of its charm while serving a Modern Austr...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/the-coach-house
Coolangatta Estate (est. 1822)is the site of the first European settlement on the South Coast. Their restaurant Alexanders Vineyard Bistro has been serving gourmet, regional cuisine for over 18 years ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/shoalhaven-heads/restaurant/coolangatta-estate-alexanders