Wine regions in NSW
Visit the Hunter Valley, where you can tour cellar doors by bike or play golf among the vineyards. Wine regions such as Orange and Mudgee are serviced by airlines from Sydney. Rent a car at the airport and visit wineries and food producers.
The Southern Highlands offers fine wines and delicious food. Combine your tour of cellar doors with a visit to the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral. Take the walking trail to spectacular Fitzroy Falls.
Enjoy wine tasting in NSW
Wine tasting is one of NSW’s most popular visitor attractions. From the first known successful plantings in 1791, vineyards have flourished in beautiful locations in NSW and are visited by wine lovers from all over the world.
You’ll find the wine regions easy to get to on organised tours or by self-drive car. Enjoy following food and wine trails, with fresh produce on sale at farm gates and farmers markets. A range of accommodation options is available and there are many quality cafés and restaurants.
Cellar doors where you can taste and buy wines directly are abundant. Six popular destinations are:
• Hunter Valley: North of Sydney is Australia’s oldest winegrowing region, with a blend of appealing new wineries and historic family-owned establishments. There are resorts, golf courses, gardens and many other attractions.
• Mudgee: This stunning region, northwest of Sydney, attracts wine and food lovers to its cellar doors, cafés and restaurants.
• Southern Highlands: Artisan food producers and skilled winemakers are making this region, less than two hours from Sydney by road, a desirable destination for lovers of good food and wines.
• Orange: A cool-climate region, west of Sydney, where well established food and wine events draw thousands of visitors.
• Canberra district: Acclaimed makers of cool-climate wines are surrounded by some of the best truffle growing country in the world. Drive the Poachers Way food and wine trail.
• Riverina: Lots of sunshine and fertile soils make the Riverina in southwest NSW the state’s most productive wine region. It’s also home to a proud Italian heritage.