Snowy Mountains Food and Wine


From wine tasting in the Tumbarumba wine region to delicious festivals celebrating local produce, the NSW Snowy Mountains offers many mouth-watering experiences. Savour locally made ciders, schnapps and beer, catch and cook your own trout, and discover an enticing range of restaurants.

  • Candlelight Lodge, Thredbo - Image; Snowy Mountains
  • Elm Cottage Tumut

Food and Wine in the Snowy Mountains

Enjoy tasty adventures in the NSW Snowy Mountains, from cellar doors in the Tumbarumba wine region to crisp apples, juicy beef, luscious berries and moreish truffles. You can dine on fresh fish caught in pristine waters, and join in the fun at traditional country shows and delectable festivals.

You’ll discover the elegant cool-climate wines of the high country. The majority of grapes are pinot noir and chardonnay and the region makes award-winning sparkling wines. You can visit several wineries for wine tasting, including Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba Wines and Snowy Vineyard.

Alpine Larder - Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

You’ll find many more delicious experiences, from craft breweries in Jindabyne and Dalgety to fresh produce at farm gates and restaurants with scenic views. You can pick blueberries at Jolly Berries in Tumbarumba between December and March, and browse the shop at Mouat’s Farm near Batlow.

Batlow is south of Tumut and home to one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ – the Big Apple. The apples grown in the area are famous and you can celebrate at Batlow Apple Blossom Festival in October and Batlow CiderFest in May. Check out the events calendar for more yummy festivals.

Batlow - Kosciuszko National Park

Tumbafest is a delightful food, wine and music festival in February. Tumbarumba Tastebuds is a two-day celebration of the cool-climate wines and other regional produce in October. Beer lovers can rejoice the art of making craft beer at the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival in Thredbo in January.

The Big Trout is another iconic big thing in Adaminaby, northwest of Cooma. Ten metres high, the Big Trout is a symbol of the superb fishing in Lake Eucumbene and other waterways, such as Lake Jindabyne and Talbingo Dam, near Talbingo. There are plenty of fly fishing tours in warmer months.

Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival - Thredbo - Snowy Mountains

For a fun family day, the ecotourism-accredited Eucumbene Trout Farm offers a fishing adventure where you cook your catch. Lovers of Perigord truffles can join a truffle hunt at Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines, and steak lovers will enjoy Meet the Beef tours at Gilmore Braes Heritage Beef.

Tourism Snowy Mountains - Gourmet's Paradise

The Snowy Mountains has an amazing food and wine culture. Award winning wines, schnapps and beers are only the start. Enjoy great restaurants, café, cellar doors, bars plus the many visiting chef that come to the region.

  1. Alpine Larder Cafe

    The Alpine Larder, situated in the stunning Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, provides honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t...

  2. Banjos Nightclub

    The nightspot that has everything - gaming, pool, TAB, huge screens, three fabulous bars with views to match plus a lot of music and live entertainment. The Muster Bar is home to the award winning Kosciuszko...

  3. Cascades Restaurant

    Wake up to the biggest breakfast in Thredbo. Fill up for a day of exploring with their delectable buffet or tasty à la carte options. Their offerings feature a selection of juices, freshly baked pastries, cereals and...

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