For a delicious escape, the Cowra wine region is perfect. Enjoy wine tours of award-winning wineries and wine tasting at cellar doors, relax in charming wine bars and classic country pubs, and taste delicious local produce at good restaurants and cafes. You can even take a guided tour of Ochre Arch Farm, a grass-fed beef and wool producer.
In the beautiful Lachlan Valley, the Cowra wine region has more than 40 vineyards planted around the historic towns and villages of Cowra, Grenfell, Billimari and Canowindra. The region is renowned for its excellent organic red and white wines, with chardonnay the hero. Premium brands include Windowrie, Pig in the House, Rosnay, Gardeners Ground, Toms Waterhole, Wallington and Kalari.
Join Ideal Tours on a wine adventure in the region, which is four hours’ drive west of Sydney in Country NSW. Or visit some of the cellar doors directly. A short drive from Cowra is , on the banks of the Lachlan River. North is Canowindra and the cellar doors of Toms Waterhole Wines and . You can visit Rosnay Organic any day of the week by appointment.
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, where you’ll find the Oxley Wine Bar and The Quarry, a restaurant set among the vines.
As you travel around the region you’ll come across classic country pubs serving hearty meals, such as the Railway Hotel and Albion Hotel in Grenfell, a historic goldmining town west of Cowra 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, close to Weddin Mountains National Park.