Food and Wine

From sustainable seafood and fresh produce to elegant wineries and acclaimed restaurants, the beautiful Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast is a feast for your senses. Savour delicious local oysters and for gourmet treats browse South Coast Providores and visit The Treat Factory.

There are many delectable things to do, such as wine tasting in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region. Silos Estate near Berry, Cambewarra Estate near Nowra, Coolangatta Estate near Shoalhaven Heads, Cupitt’s near Milton and Bawley Vale near Bawley Point are just a few of the wonderful cellar doors.

Chef Alex Delly at St Isidore in Milton -  South Coast

Restaurants featured in the Good Food Guide in recent years are South of Albany and Hungry Duck in Berry, Wharf Rd in Nowra, The Gunyah near HuskissonRick Stein at Bannisters and Tallwood in Mollymook, and Cupitt’s Kitchen in Ulladulla.

You’ll find many more delicious restaurants and cafes. Check out the events calendar for fairs and markets, such as the Berry Farmers Market. Shoalhaven Heads’ produce market on Saturdays sells locally caught seafood and Nowra Fresh is the region’s biggest retailer of fresh local seafood.

Women enjoying food and drink with scenic views at Cupitt's Winery

The Shoalhaven is the gateway to Australia’s Oyster Coast. You can taste freshly shucked local oysters at Jim Wild’s Oyster Service at Greenwell Point, a charming village on the Crookhaven estuary and a short drive from Culburra Beach

For the best coffee in town, visit Hyper Hyper in Nowra. The beans are roasted on site to prepare authentic Italian espresso, served by passionate locals. Then relax on a powdery white beach next to the crystal-clear waters of Jervis Bay and enjoy a hamper hand-delivered by Hyams Beach Hampers. 

Couple enjoying a romantic day on the water in Jervis Bay, South Coast

Tours are a great way to experience the local gourmet delights. Take a winery tour in a classic 1959 Pontiac Laurentian with Kenny Escapes Food And Wine Tours. Join Foodscape Tours  for the Bite Around Berry tour to sample local chocolate, meat, cheese and wine from artisan producers in this charming country village.