Food and Wine in Country NSW

If you don't gain a few kilograms while touring around Country NSW you're simply not trying hard enough. Food and wine is an integral part of life in Country NSW, making the State a memorable place to eat and drink. Taste the terroir of Country NSW in the form of award-winning food and wine that celebrates local ingredients.

It's not just about tasting a great dish or drinking a lovely glass of wine in Country NSW; it's about meeting the talented chefs, producers, winemakers, artisans and growers and then immersing yourself in the landscape.

A local farmer holding his fresh produce at the Dubbo Farmers Market

To really experience the best of food and wine in Country NSW, compile a hit list that loops in boutique wineries, bountiful agricultural regions, 19th century pubs, craft breweries, award-winning restaurants, food-focused festivals, farm gate trails and farmers markets

After eating everything from bush tucker to haute cuisine, you can also bunker down for the night in a range of places to stay. Accommodation options include camping and caravanning, guesthouses, farm stays, motels and resorts, and high-end restaurants with rooms. Beautifully restored vineyard cottages are available, too.

Women enjoying local wines at the 2018 Mudgee Food and Wine Festival

The heritage in the historic towns is captivating, with National Trust-classified streetscapes vying for attention alongside highly rated food and wine experiences. Head to the wine regions, where you can join the dots between cellar doors, award-winning eateries, gourmet tours, farm shops and wine bars. Check out the events calendar too.