Riverina Food & Drink
For a tasty escape, The Riverina region is a treat. Discover fabulous restaurants and wine bars, delicious gourmet providores, Italian pasticcerias, award-winning wineries and breweries, orchards, farmers’ markets and farmgate experiences. Rich soils support an abundance of fresh produce, earning the region its title of Australia’s Food Bowl.
The Riverina is home to three distinct wine regions and some of the top wineries in the State. Head for the Riverina wine region to taste the acclaimed botrytis semillon from De Bortoli Wines, and visit wineries such as Calabria Family Wines, Casella Family Brands, Lillypilly Estate and McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate.
Gundagai and Tumbarumba are emerging wine regions producing boutique award-winning wines from a number of family-owned vineyards. Leading wineries in these regions include Courabyra Wines and Borambola Wines, which is home to the beautiful 1880s Borambola Homestead.
Taste artisan creations at providores and markets, such as Narrandera Farmers Market in Narrandera, Junee Farmers Market in Junee and Leeton Farmers Market in Leeton. For a hands-on chocolate experience, The Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is a must-see, you’ll even get to sample their mouth-watering creations along the way. Cheese lovers will relish a visit to Coolamon, for cheese tasting at the Coolamon Cheese Factory.
The Riverina enjoys an outstanding reputation for food and wine, and its Italian heritage is strong. Learn local secrets with a Food I Am cooking class, whilst enjoying sweeping views of the Wagga Wagga region. Experience a paddock to plate journey at Limone Dining where much of the produce is grown and harvested at their own Piccolo Family Farm.