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11 Delicious NSW Food & Wine Experiences Set To Tantalise Your Clients' Tastebuds

Wine tourism in NSW offers visitors engaging experiences that are more immersive than traditional cellar door tastings alone. Visitors can not only taste and buy world-renowned wine but also enjoy locally grown food, stay at luxury resorts, meet winemakers and chefs, enjoy recreational sports, explore historical sites and more. 

Wine tourism in NSW offers visitors engaging experiences that are more immersive than traditional cellar door tastings alone. Visitors can not only taste and buy world-renowned wine but also enjoy locally grown food, stay at luxury resorts, meet winemakers and chefs, enjoy recreational sports, explore historical sites and more. 

Some of the best food and wine regions are right here in New South Wales and we are focusing on six famous foodie destinations in New South Wales; Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Orange, Canberra District, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands.

Disclaimer: your mouth could be watering before you finish reading this article.

1. Brokenwood’s VIP Soil-to-Cellar experience, Hunter Valley

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Delve deep into the history of Brokenwood Wines on the VIP Soil-to-Cellar experience

Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia’s most reputable premium wine labels and a must visit in the Hunter Valley.

Consistently listed as a five-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz; the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.

Their VIP soil-to-cellar experience is a rare opportunity to gain exclusive access to one of Australia’s most iconic vineyards whilst enjoying a unique and personalised experience. It includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, a six-course degustation menu with matched wines, wine barrel tasting and a bottle of current release Graveyard Shiraz.

2. Tulloch Wines Mystery Wine Tasting Experience – Hunter Valley

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Enjoy a delicious charcuterie board as part of Tulloch Wines Mystery Wine Tasting Experience

Over four generations and 125 years, Tulloch Wines has been crafting wines and experiences that celebrate ‘the good life’ of wine, food, family, and friends.

Join the Tulloch Wines Cellar Door team for their Wine Tasting experience, where you can taste six current release Tulloch wines.

If you have a sweet tooth, why not add on a pairing with local handmade chocolates? Or, if savory is more your thing, treat your tastebuds to the Mystery Wine Tasting Experience with local cheese and charcuterie.

For children, Tulloch Wines offer a soft drink tasting experience and for those who don’t wish to drink, Tulloch Wines offer a sophisticated Kombucha tasting experience.

3. A Sparkling Affair experience at De Beaurepaire Wines – Mudgee

Taste French-style sparklings at De Beaurepaire Wines

De Beaurepaire Wines is a single estate vineyard and boutique producer of French-style wines. The historic cellar door is located in 170-year-old stables and offers sweeping views of the vineyards.

In addition to wine tastings and grazing boards, experiences include A Sparkling Affair, with matched French-style sparkling wines and canapés; and Long Lunch in the Vines, an annual event which includes great wine, food, and music.

4. Country Escape Tours – Mudgee

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Discover award winning wineries and breathtaking vineyards on a full or half day wine tour

Country Escape Tours specialise in tours ‘with a difference’. Visitors can enjoy premium food and wine experiences, go horse riding and kayaking, discover gold rush heritage, and explore UNESCO World Heritage wilderness.

Country Escape Tours offer small group and private tours that showcase the Mudgee region, with local guides sharing their local knowledge, history, and love of the region.

5. Picnic in the vines at Rowlee Wines – Orange

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Picnic in the vines experience at Rowlee Wines, Nashdale near Orange

The Rowlee Wines estate makes wines exclusively from their single vineyard located in the foothills of Mount Canobolas.

At Rowlee, wine tasting is a sensory experience, with intimate tastings and visits to the estate enhanced by curated wine and food pairings, picnics in the vines, bespoke activities and luxury accommodation.

Surrounded by vineyards, farmland, and a conservation area, Rowlee dates back to the mid 1800’s and includes the original homestead and outbuildings.

6. Tasting at Tallagandra Hill cellar door – Canberra District

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Enjoy award-winning single-vineyard wines at Tallagandra Hill

Tallagandra Hill is a small, family-owned winery offers tastings at the cellar door on Saturday and Sunday.

Did someone say “wine o’clock”?

Its award-winning single-vineyard wines include shiraz, tempranillo, vermentino, viognier, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon.

Choose from a range of wine and food tasting experiences, including Jacko’s Pizza Van on Sundays. If you fancy staying, there are three cottages at the winery too.

7. Blackwattle Alpaca Farm – Canberra District

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Meet the alpacas, hand feed a few or take one for a walk at Blackwattle Alpaca Farm

Located in Murrumbateman, Blackwattle Alpaca Farm is surrounded by wineries and offers picturesque views of the Brindabella Ranges.

The farm offers visitors tours and provides a unique location to learn about alpacas in Australia and their luxury fibre.

8. Cupitt’s Estate for cheese and wine – Shoalhaven

Enjoy learning about matching wines and cheese in at Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla

This pretty winery is tucked behind the hills of Milton and also boasts a brewery, fromagerie, restaurant and cottage accommodation, with beautiful views over the vineyard to Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges.

Cupitt’s Estate Tour and Taste Experience includes a guided tour of the property with Cupitt’s head winemaker and a sampling of two of the finest things in life; wine and cheese.

9. Bangalay Dining – Shoalhaven

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Bangalay Dining’s signature use of native ingredients is inspired by its natural surroundings

The modern Australian menu at Bangalay Dining features local and native ingredients, with much of the produce sourced sustainably from local producers and offers formal dining and an alfresco area.

Bangalay Dining is nestled in a beautiful spot between Bangalay sand forest on Seven Mile Beach and the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course.

10. Tractorless Vineyard Meet the Woolly Workers tour – Southern Highlands

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Enjoy a private tour and tasting, feed and meet and learn about Tractorless Vineyard’s sustainable practices

With an urban cellar door that offers a fun and immersive experience for guests, Tractorless Vineyard embraces a combination of traditional knowledge and skills with new-world techniques, all guided by biodynamic principles.

Visitors can have a guided wine, beer, and cider tasting; get a guided tour of the vineyard and feed the winery’s sheep, or enjoy a barrel tasting with the winemaker.

11. Wild Food Adventures Canoes, Champagne and Canapé tour – Southern Highlands

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Glide downstream on the Kangaroo River whilst indulging your taste buds with canapés and local award-winning cold-climate wine

Wild Food Adventures has a diverse range of tours from hiking and wildlife spotting to fine dining and farm visits.

With the signature Canoes, Champagne and Canapé tour guests can enjoy beautiful waterways, wine, and canapés, followed by a delicious paddock-to-plate lunch.

YUMMY.

Happy wining and dining!

For more information on Food and Wine experiences in New South Wales, check out the Destination NSW Wine Regions of NSW Trade Toolkit.