Country New South Wales is home to some of the best food and wine in Australia. Whether it’s barren flats or rolling valleys, inland New South Wales should be added to your list of places to discover if you are a foodie with an appetite for amazing produce.
So if you are after a food and wine holiday or just a chance to get back to nature in country New South Wales, we are here to make sure you eat and drink the best when you visit our inland destinations.
Culinary passion runs deep in Mudgee and it’s easy to see why with the abundance of local produce and wineries in the region. Here are our favourite picks!
It could be said that Pipeclay Pumphouse is the most talked about dining experience in the Mudgee region. The fine dining experience located at Robert Stein Winery has a constantly changing menu of home grown and locally sourced produce. We seriously can’t say no to the Ash Crusted Beef Fillet and the garden potatoes with truffled salt – yum.
This organic and biodynamic winery is a family owned and operated winery. Located on Tinja Lane, the historic property is just 7km from the Mudgee CBD and specialises in small batch winemaking.
Each vintage produced at the winery is different to the next and the ongoing commitment to the biodynamic style of wine making ensures that the quality of the wine will continue long into the future. Try the award winning Zinfandel, one of the best red wines from the region and also making Lowe Wines one of the best wineries in NSW.
The cellar door is open 10 am to 4.30pm daily and you can order an accompanying cheese platter with the freshest sourdough daily to satisfy your cravings.
A weekend away is never complete without a good brunch, so head to Market Street Café in town for fluffy pancakes and the best eggs benedict around. This may not be a winery or a fine dining restaurant, but this café does local food at its best. Make sure you get caffeinated on an Allpress espresso and fuel up before heading home or to your next location.
The Yass Valley is bursting with a sense of community, amazing nature scenery and the idyllic country lifestyle. The region is full of amazing food and wine experiences and is located 3 hours from Sydney and a close 45 minutes from Canberra. These two hotspots shouldn’t bs missed -
This European style bistro serving lunch and dinner is regional dining at its best and it has delivered brilliance to the food scene in Yass. Clementine Restaurant is set in a 1950’s weatherboard cottage with scenic views and they have a wonderful list of well selected local wines to pair with your choice of food.
Handmade duck agnolotti comes highly recommended but don’t forget to start with the fresh bread that is baked in house each day.
Book ahead for this place, it’s popular!
Just up the road in Murrumbateman Long Rail Gully wines is a family run winery with a cellar door open on Saturday and Sunday’s. The 60-acre vineyard in the cool climate makes an amazing Riesling and Shiraz and is the perfect stop off point on your inland journey.
Take a stroll around the acreage and you’ll see the families dog and British blue cat scaling the vines as she helps harvest the perfect picks for the next vintage.
Reflections Holiday Parks has several iconic inland New South Wales destinations for your next country escape. If you like the looks of Mudgee, check into one of our Central West parks including Cudgegong River (camping only), Mookerawa Waters or Lake Burrendong. If you are excited to venture to the Yass Valley, stay at Burrinjuck Waters to get back to nature. The park is home to plenty of wildlife and offers the clearest of skies so you can take in the stars and the fresh air of country New South Wales.
Discover our country park locations and plan your next food and culinary holiday via our website.
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