Food and Wine
South Coast restaurants are famous for their superb seafood. Visit the acclaimed Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook for a memorable meal of exceptional quality, or experience dining by the water at The River Moruya at Merimbula, or On the Pier at Batemans Bay.
South Coast oysters are highly regarded. Sample these treats at Jim Wild's Oyster Service at Greenwell Point, the Ulladulla Oyster Bar, Wheelers Oyster Farm and Restaurant, and the Pearly Oyster Bar in Batemans Bay. The popular Eden Smokehouse also produces many smoked seafood products, including smoked Atlantic salmon. Relax with beautiful fresh prawns, tuna and kingfish from fishermen's co-ops or local fish and chip shops.
The South Coast has a long history of dairy farming and cheesemaking. Taste gorgeous hand-made cheese at the Bodalla Dairy Shed, the ABC Cheese Factory and the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. Meet the cheesemakers and learn about the process behind producing their beautiful hand-made cheeses.
Discover some more of the best local wines, cheeses, chocolates and berries, and much more, on South Coast Harvest Farmgate Trail. The South Coast has an excellent repuation for markets. The SAGE Farmers Market at Moruya and the Tilba Growers Market offer incredible ranges of locally grown food directly from the producers.
The region's premier wine-growing region is the lush green hills of the Shoalhaven. You can visit 18 vineyards and 16 cellar doors, as well as a thriving food scene in Berry, Gerroa, Nowra, Milton and Ulladulla. Nestled in the beautiful coastal countryside setting in between Ulladulla and Milton, Cupitt's Winery is a food, wine, beer and cheese experience comprised of a family run boutique winery, Cellar Door, Restuarant, Bar, Microbrewery and Fromagerie.