Cowra wine region

The Cowra wine region is perfect for a delicious escape. Enjoy winery tours of acclaimed organic wineries and wine tasting at cellar doors. You’ll discover charming wine bars and classic country pubs, taste local produce at restaurants and tour Ochre Arch Farm, an eco-agricultural farm.

In the beautiful Lachlan Valley, west of Sydney, the Cowra wine region has more than 30 vineyards planted around the historic towns and villages of Cowra, Grenfell, Billimari and Canowindra. The wine region champions sustainable viticulture, creating organic wines and biodynamic wines.

Rainbow over the Rosnay Organic Farm and Vineyard at Canowindra

Premium wine grapes are harvested, producing excellent red and white wines. Chardonnay is the hero with its ripe peach and melon highlights. The top brands of the region include Windowrie Estate, Pig in the House, Rosnay, Gardeners Ground, Toms Waterhole, Wallington and Kalari.

Join Ideal Tours on a winery adventure, or visit cellar doors directly. A short drive from Cowra is Kalari Wines by the Lachlan River. North is Canowindra and the cellar doors of Toms Waterhole Wines and Wallington Wines. You can visit Rosnay Organic any day of the week by appointment.

Garden wine tasting near a pergola at Wallington Wines, Canowindra

With fascinating history and heritage in the Cowra area, and enchanting national parks, there are plenty of things to do and see to complement your food and wine experiences. Places to stay suit various budgets, and the events calendar includes the annual Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting.

In Cowra, taste a range of local wines at The Oxley, a wine bar. The Quarry Restaurant is set among the vines and has a cellar door. There are tasty cafes and are a number of country pubs, including the Imperial Hotel, which is a stroll away from the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

As you travel around the region you’ll come across pubs serving hearty meals, such as the Railway Hotel and the Albion Hotel in historic Grenfell, a goldmining town and home to one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ - the Big Gold Pick and Pan. The Bland Hotel is southwest of Grenfell in Quandialla.