What’s Happening In The Highlands Food & Wine Scene



We all know it's foodie heaven here in The Highlands. So many amazing producers, providores, restaurants and cafes showcasing the best of what we have to offer locally. And the wine! Don’t get us started on the amazing vineyards, wineries and cellar doors we have dotted across our beautiful region….actually DO get us started because we looooove talking about all of the delicious food and all of the tasty wine.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association to let you know what all their awesome members are up to – so many fabulous events, awards, promotions, new products and dates for you to schedule into your diary!




NOVEMBER 5 // Melbourne Cup Day at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant

Celebrate the race that stops the nation at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant. Grazing stations, bubbles, fresh seafood, watching a live stream of the race and a whole lot of relaxed fun in a gorgeous location. Grab your fascinators and book a ticket ($80 per person) at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant for Melbourne Cup Day. Click here to book your tickets online today. 


Southern Highlands Food and Wine Centennial Vineyards Melbourne Cup


OCTOBER 27 // Bowral Long Lunch – BDCU Children’s Foundation

Now, you know if there’s an event at Bendooley Estate, it’s going to be pretty gorgeous, right? Well, the Bowral Long Lunch being held in The Stables on Sunday 27 October is going to be all that and more! Partnering with BDCU Children’s Foundation for a special lunch supporting local youth mental health, there will be plenty of chances to raise money with the BDCUCF Art Prize and sale and a silent auction with some amazing prizes on offer. Add in a delicious 3-course gourmet lunch with wine (yay!) and you've got yourself a pretty fabulous event - what a great way to raise funds and awareness for a very important local cause! Click here for more event details


Southern Highlands Food and Wine Bowral Long Lunch The Stables


OCTOBER 26 // George Washingmachine at Wine Mosaic Lounge

Moss Vale’s Wine Mosaic Lounge is hosting a jazz evening with the super-talented George Washingmachine. George is one helluva interesting entertainer – a jazz violinist, vocalist, composer, actor and visual artist! Back in Australia after performing in Switzerland, George will be at Wine Mosaic Lounge for one night only. Tickets are $95 each and include a hearty 3-course dinner with a glass of bubbles on arrival, plus an international wine list. Book your tickets by emailing [email protected] or phone 4868 2552. Sounds like a fun night out! 

Southern Highlands Food and Wine Wine Mosaic Lounge George Washingmachine


OCTOBER 26 // The Malting Long Lunch

Following the huge success of the Whisky Sound long lunch last year, The Loch is teaming up with Joadja Distillery again for The Malting Long Lunch. 5 courses of spectacular food (yabby dumplings – yum!) paired with a range of amazing spirits from award winning Joadja Distillery in a gorgeous, historic and astmospheric setting. Listen to guest speakers, including the guys from Voyager Craft Malt, chat about their craft and then wile away the afternoon listening to amazing flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara . Tickets are $175 per person and you can book them online here

Southern Highlands Food and Wine The Loch The Malting Long Lunch

NOVEMBER 2 - 3 // Highland Valley Forage

This looks pretty amazing! The Highland Valley Forage is a supercool walking trail with an 8 (or 10!) course degustation menu telling the story of the food and wine of the Highlands to the coast. Wind your way through a trail of wildflowers in Morton National Park feasting on deliciousness whipped up by the Birch team (below), Nick Gardner of Hampden Deli and well-known chef, Mark Olive – can you just imagine what these guys will create?? Another unique event from the WILDfest team! 

You can choose from two dates - Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November - and tickets start at $175 (you can select from an 8 course degustation or 10 course degustation) and includes parking, bus transfers, food, wine, entertainment and NSW Parks fees (and a pretty unique experience!). 

Bookings now open! Please click here to secure your tickets. 

Birch at The Highland Valley Forage




Australian Highlands Wine Show Awards 

This annual event was held recently at PepperGreen Estate in Berrima. This year it was open to the public and Southern Highlands Food & Wine members. Excitingly, Southern Highlands wineries were well represented with Centennial Vineyards and Tertini winning best wine category awards. The local vineyards were also well represented in the medal awards – click here for a full list of winners. 


Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival 

A big thank you from the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association to all the visitors and stallholders for yet again supporting the 2019 Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival. 

The association has received many lovely and supportive comments about the festival which is fab! 

A reminder that businesses, service providers and locals can join the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association. Click here for details. 

For local foodie and wine businesses...

If you want to become a member of the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association, click here or if you would like to be kept up to date with what the association and all their members are up to, be sure to check back in here at The Fold - we’ll be updating this awesome page monthly. You can sign up for the Association’s newsletter here or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.


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