Canberra District Food and Wine
Taste your way around the beautiful Yass Valley, where you will find acclaimed wines, prized truffles and locally grown produce. Home to the flourishing Canberra District wine region, this district produces world famous wines.
Wineries and restaurants
Famous for its elegant shiraz and crisp riesling, you’ll find cellar doors dotting the countryside from Murrumbateman to Gundaroo, Yass and Bungendore. Murrumbateman is the region’s wine capital, and home to iconic wineries Clonakilla and Helm Wines. In Yass, enjoy a long lunch at Poachers Pantry and taste local wines at the cosy Yazzbar.
Shaw Wines opened a striking new cellar door in 2019 offering tastings daily as well as a selection of local produce for sale. The on-site Olleyville restaurant specialises in dishes cooked in a large wood-fired oven. In Gundaroo, try Grazing’s seasonal menu in the elegantly restored 1865 Royal Hotel.
A range of food is grown as well, including succulent stone fruit, olives, and Perigord truffles. For something sweet, visit Robyn Rowe Chocolates for handmade treats. Other gourmet sensations include the honey wine and beer made at Win’s Creek Meadery in Murrumbateman.
Markets and events
The events calendar adds even more flavour. Head along to the Wine, Women and Song Festival in May and the Murrumbateman Moving Feast in October. You can buy fresh produce at the Murrumbateman Village Market and the Yass Community Market, as well as many gourmet food shops.