Food and Wine In NSW

Taste the mouth-watering delights of NSW, from elegant wines and quality produce in the beautiful countryside to fresh seafood on the gorgeous coast. Explore tranquil wine regions, discover delicious restaurants and classic country pubs, and enjoy the rural charm of farmers markets.

A treat for your senses, there are 14 distinctive wine regions in NSW, with cellar doors, wine tours and plenty more things to do and see. The rolling vineyards are near spectacular national parks and fascinating heritage attractions. You can even cruise on a paddle-steamer in The Murray to a winery.

A sushi board at Doma Cafe, Federal, near Byron Bay

Many more tasty experiences await you. Explore Australia’s Oyster Coast on the unspoilt South Coast, savour juicy prawns on the splendid North Coast, relish enticing cool-climate wines and seasonal produce in Country NSW and visit the oldest wine region in Australia, the Hunter Valley.

Some of Australia’s best restaurants are in Regional NSW. Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, Biota Dining in the Southern Highlands, Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and Paper Daisy in the Tweed have all won two chef hats out of a possible three in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.

A couple walking in Mayfield Vineyard, Orange, NSW

Check out the exciting events calendar for food and wine festivals, and country fairs and shows, such as Taste Riverina Festival in the Riverina, Orange Wine Festival in Orange, and Mudgee Food and Wine Festival in Mudgee. Batlow CiderFest in the Snowy Mountains celebrates the apple harvest.

The philosophy behind NSW’s farmers markets, and food and wine trails, is local seasonal produce. From cheese and truffles to olives and olive oils, moreish delights abound in NSW. You can visit the famous Bega Cheese Heritage Centre in Bega. And there are numerous hands-on experiences, too.

Catch a Crab is in Tweed Heads and a memorable ocean-to-plate tour with Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures is in whale-watching Eden. In many charming towns are great pubs, such as the Pig & Tinder Box, in a colonial bank building in Tamworth. You’ll find craft breweries to visit, too.

Enjoy these food and wine experiences in NSW