Food and Wine In NSW

Taste the delectable delights of NSW, from elegant wines and organic produce in the beautiful countryside to fresh seafood on the gorgeous coast. Enjoy paddock to plate dining at stylish restaurants and classic country pubs, or create your own delicious meals with ingredients from rural farmers markets.

Regional NSW has 14 distinctive wine regions, including Australia’s oldest wine region the Hunter Valley and the cool climate areas of Orange, Tumbarumba and the Southern Highlands. Take a winery tour, lunch at one of the many excellent winery restaurants or spend a night amongst the vines at a range of vineyard accommodation.

Scenic aerial views overlooking vineyards of Tumbarumba in the Snowy Valleys region

Indulge your tastebuds at an array of exceptional restaurants. The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide has awarded two chefs hats to Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, Biota Dining in the Southern Highlands, Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and Paper Daisy in the Tweed.

Enjoy dinner overlooking the ocean at one of the many coastal restaurants. Visit Yamba for exceptional prawns or Australia’s Oyster Coast for delicious oysters. In the Snowy Mountains, dine in some of NSW’s highest restaurants in Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

Fresh local oysters available at Little Beach Boathouse, Nelson Bay

Follow one of the many food and wine trails, to discover NSW’s excellent produce, including cheese, truffles, and olive oil. Buy a mouth-watering variety of fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted delights at rural farmers markets and gain tips on how best to prepare your food.

Take part in one of the many classes and workshops and learn how to make pasta, paella and a whole host of culinary joys. Wine enthusiasts can enrol in Wine School in the Hunter Valley and cheese lovers can learn the art of cheese making in the lush dairy country of the Coffs Coast.

Check out the exciting events calendar for food and wine festivals, and country fairs and shows, such as Taste Riverina Festival in the Riverina, Mudgee Food and Wine Festival in Mudgee and the Northern Rivers Harvest Food Festival in Byron Bay.

Enjoy these food and wine experiences in NSW

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