Food & wine in the Canberra District

Taste your way around the beautiful Yass Valley, in the heart of the acclaimed Canberra District Wine Region. Home to famed wineries, this district produces world-class, cool-climate wines. Enjoy superb drops, prized truffles and the best of the region’s locally-grown produce in renowned restaurants and cosy wine bars.



Wineries & restaurants

With beautiful vineyards and cellar doors dotting the countryside from Murrumbateman to Gundaroo, Yass and Bungendore, you’ll be spoiled for choice for wine tasting in the region. Murrumbateman is the region’s wine capital, and home to iconic wineries Clonakilla and Helm Wines.

Couple enjoying a wine tasting experience with Ken Helm of Helm Wines, Murrumbateman

Helm Wines, Murrumbateman

Enjoy a tasting by the fire at Shaw Wines, or head to their on-site restaurant Olleyville where you can tuck into rustic, shareable plates. In Yass, linger over a long lunch at Poachers Pantry or settle in for some tapas and live music at Yazzbar. In Gundaroo, try Grazing’s seasonal menu in the elegantly restored 1865 Royal Hotel.

Couple enjoying a glass of wine at Shaw Wines in Murrumbateman, Yass Area

Shaw Wines, Murrumbateman

Local produce

You’ll find a range of delicious food grown in the region from juicy stone fruit to succulent olives and prized Perigord truffles. For something sweet, visit chocolate cafe Sweet Pea & Poppy for handmade treats. Other gourmet sensations include the honey wine and beer at Win's Creek Meadery in Murrumbateman.

Owner and chocolatier Robyn Rowe of Robyn Rowe Chocolates in her Murrumbateman store

Robyn Rowe Chocolates, Murrumbateman

Markets & events

The events calendar adds even more flavour. Taste superb aged Cabernet from the Helm Wines’ Museum Collection at their annual Rare Cabernet weekend in May, while the Murrumbateman Moving Feast in October is a roving degustation of fine local wines matched with gourmet tasting plates.

Don’t miss the delicious Harvest Hamper Trail in May and immerse yourself in the region’s gourmet delights. You can also buy fresh produce at the twice-monthly Murrumbateman Village Market and the monthly Yass Community Market, as well as many artisan food shops.


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