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!



Yep! It’s that time of year again and don’t we love it?! Especially with all the amazing local restaurants and venues serving up some delicious Christmas fare! Book now (don’t leave it too late, people!) to enjoy some specialty Christmas dining opportunities throughout the Highlands in December

UNTIL DECEMBER 15 // Robertson Hotel’s 3-Course Pre-Christmas Lunch or Dinner

DECEMBER 21 // Burrawang General Store’s Traditional Christmas Dinner

DECEMBER 22 // Birch (almost) Christmas Lunch 

DECEMBER 25 // Milton Park’s Christmas Day Lunch 

DECEMBER 25 // Biota Christmas Day Tasting Menu

DECEMBER 25 // Hickory’s Restaurant Christmas Day Lunch at Peppers Craigieburn

DECEMBER 25 // Peppers Manor House Christmas Day Lunch

DECEMBER 25 // Berrima Courtyard Café Christmas Lunch

DECEMBER 25 // Southern Highlands Winery Christmas Lunch



Christmas Lunch at The Loch



New Year’s Eve is one of our favourite nights of the year and there are some fabulous local venues hosting events. Check out….

ESCHALOT RESTAURANT for an incredible 7 course feasting experience – yum! 

And MILTON PARK have crafted a super sophisticated dining experience with a glass of Veuve on arrival and post dinner celebrations in the Polo Bar with live coverage of the fireworks. 

New Years Eve 2019 in the Southern Highlands



FEBRUARY 15-16 // John Bell at The Loch

Dine with Australia’s greatest thespian at this amazing event at The Loch. John Bell, founder of Bell Shakespeare, will bring his intimate solo performance ‘A Few Of My Favourite Things’ to the beautiful garden marquee across the weekend of 15-16 February. 

Also included is an amazing Elizabethan feast served with craft ales and local wines – yum! We can just imagine how delicious this will be. 

Hey, this is such an amazing Christmas gift for the theatre lover in your life! Get in early and grab some tickets today. You can purchase them online here

John Bell performing at The Loch in February


The Mill Farmers Market - every Wednesday 3:30 - 6:30pm

Who doesn't love a farmer's market? And right in the heart of Bowral! The Mill Farmers Market features a huge range of local producers, growers, makers and well, everything tasty! Such a great way to shop and support local. And perfect for stocking up on local, tasty Christmas gifts too. It's one fab line up. Check out all the details here

The Mill Farmers Market Bowral



Christmas Beer now available at Eden Brewery

Tis' the season to be jolly and nothing makes us jollier than two of our favourite things - beer AND Christmas!! The boys at Eden Brewery have pushed the craft brewing boundaries again with the release of their Gingerbread Ale (featuring gingerbread made at Gumnut Patisserie of course). Available on tap and in bottles for the festive season only! Why not enjoy it at one of their upcoming live music Friday nights starting this week between 8-10pm (entry is $10). 


Eden Brewery Christmas Beer



Give the gift of deliciousness from the WILDfest team

The team at WILDfest have a great gift idea for events kicking off in January with the Feast Season Ticket - extending $90 off their VIP offer.

The inclusive price covers you for Wine Harvest Feast $195 | Feast of the Beast VIP Table $195 | Wild Harvest Feast $375 

Total cost individually is $765 per person, but the Feast Season Ticket price is $675 offering up a wonderful loyalty discount! 

You can buy a Feast Season Ticket online here. What an amazing gift for that special foodie in your life! 

Feast Season Ticket from WILDfest Christmas Gift


A Day on the Green with Rod Stewart at Centennial Vineyards

This is soooo huge. Thanks to the efforts and hard work by the passionate team at Centennial Vineyards, superstar Rod Stewart will be coming to the Southern Highlands to perform at A Day on the Green. This is a fantastic event (and quite the coup getting Sir Rod on the bill!) with fantastic benefits for the region. Tickets go on sale November 21 – be quick! These will sell super quick, we reckon! 


Rod Stewart Day On the Green Centennial Vineyards Bowral NSW



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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