THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
WINERIES, BARS AND PUBS
The Southern Highlands continues to be a favourite weekend escape for Sydneysiders, and with its rich natural landscape, country charm and abundant food and wine scene it’s easy to see why. A main attraction for both locals and visitors alike are the cool-climate wineries, inviting cellar doors, rustic village pubs and contemporary bars that offer unique and memorable tasting experiences.
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Both Wine & Olive oil tasting and a small tasting menu located in an atmospheric historic building in the gorgeous town of Berrima.
Both the wine and olive oils are produced locally from their Canyonleigh property. Cool climate, sparkling, white, rose and red varieties. Tastings available by appointment.
Mon-Fri: 10am – 5pm (Closed Tuesday)
Saturday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
Mon-Sun: 10am - 5pm (Closed Tuesday)
13 Market Place, Berrima,NSW
2577 , Australia
ST. MAUR WINES
Often we are given feedback from customers that this boutique Cellar door was amongst their favourite places to visit during their time in the Highlands.
Quality wines, personal friendly hosts, charming cellar door providing a welcoming atmosphere. The private dining room is available for members to enjoy birthday celebrations or events or the Wineries' ticketed events.
Thurs - Monday: 10.30am - 4.30pm. Group tasting for groups of 6+ guests by appointment only.
238 Old Argyle Rd,
Exeter NSW 2579
Atmospheric winery, established in 1983, selling well priced wines, port and boysenberry liquer.
Easter Jazz weekends are a must.
Tasting Room Bookings:
10am - 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays and at other times by appointment.
Greenhills Rd &, Joadja Rd,
High Range NSW 2577
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS WINERY
This Italian heritage, family run winery spans 80 acres & 30 acres of planted vines, offering cool climate wines and perfectly paired meals from their Italian style restaurant.
Sourcing from primarily local ingredients such as yabbies from a nearby dam, and farm fresh quail, the Restaurant and the Winery work closely to create a memorable culinary experience.
This winery is just minutes from our Moss Vale store, however, when you are there you would think you were somewhere in rural Italy.
Marco (executive chef) and Eddy (wine maker) offer Cooking demonstrations and tours of their vineyard. This winery also offers a range of Event spaces from the Barrel room to the Tuscan courtyard and more.
Monday - Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm
Oldbury Rd, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
Part of the reason we fell in love with Hopewood House all those years ago was this neighbouring Vineyard.
We felt like we had arrived in Tuscany, with acres of vines, a large, established Tuscan style restaurant serving lunch and devonshire teas and events.
The atmospheric cellar door sells a wide selection of cool climate wines and sparkling wines and delicious related produce. There is also a welcoming sunny courtyard with open fire.
Cellar Door: Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm
252 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
Award winning cool climate wines specialising in Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. This vineyard takes advantage of the high altitude landscape and fertile and mineral rich soils.
Their cellar door is consistently recognised by Gourmet Traveller's Wine magazine as one of Australia's 'must visit' Cellar doors.
Enjoy open fires in Winter and alfresco tastings in summer.
Cellar Door Appointment only:
Kells Creek Rd, (off Wombeyan Caves Road)
Mittagong NSW 2575
Family owned & run winery specialising in Pinot Noir. Artemis Pinot is featured on the wine list of many fine dining restaurants as this premium wine is internationally renowned and has a received a bank of awards.
Brothers Anton & Mark are also the creators of Sunshack Cider and BEEMead.
Wood fired pizzas and cheese-plates are on offer in fine weather. Definitely worth a visit and bookings are recommended for both tastings and dining.
Friday - Sunday:
Cheese & Charcuterie boards until 2.30pm
Wood-fired pizzas outdoors (weather permitting) every Sunday from 11.30am - 2.30pm
Wed - Thurs: 11am - 4pm (last tasting at 3.30pm)
Fri - Sun: Food Available
11am - 4pm (last tasting at 3.30pm)
46 Sir Charles Moses Ln, Mittagong NSW 2575
THE GRAPE ESCAPE
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon touring the beautiful Southern Highlands countryside and the best of the Southern Highlands Cellar doors.
First class knowledge with flexible itineraries. Over 20 wine tasting experiences accompanied by the expert Cellar Door pourings, personalised information sharing, and delicious cheese platters.
Within an hour of Sydney this experience is the perfect rural day out.
For tour and group enquiries
BREWING & TAP HOUSE
Sample a range of boutique craft beers on tap and a wide selection of bar snacks, pizza and pasta.
Lovely, friendly atmosphere within the art deco space. Perfect for a catch up with friends and groups (and children) are well catered for.
490-494 Argyle St,
Moss Vale NSW 2577
This local 60's inspired wine bar and cellar is the perfect place to meet a friend for an after work glass of wine, or a dinner with friends.
The owners offer extensive knowledge and have a vast selection of small batch producers from Australia and beyond.
They have now expanded upstairs within their old bank building to offer a place for groups/events. Make sure you stop by their Cellar door and peruse their range of wines, spirits and boutique beers.
Wed-Thurs: 12pm - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 9pm
386 Argyle St,
Moss Vale NSW 2577
THE BURRAWANG HOTEL
A constant favourite of ours. This village hotel is renowned for the valley views, casual 'local' atmosphere and affordable dining.
Open fires, alfresco dining and a beautiful lawn for a game of boules.
Family friendly and ideal for celebrating get togethers and after wedding lunches. There are 8 bedrooms upstairs in the pub which makes the Burrawang an ideal base to explore the Highlands.
Bar: Mon-Sun: 11am onwards
Lunch: Mon-Sun: 12pm-2:30pm
Dinner: Thurs-Sat: 6:30pm onwards
Thurs-Sat: 6:30 until late
14-16 Hoddle St Burrawang NSW
ROBERTSON PUBLIC HOUSE
The 'Robbo Pub' has been a gathering post since 1887, offering a casual place to meet locals and friends to enjoy a drink or a meal. The Pub also has four recently renovated rooms for overnight stays.
Robertson was the back drop to the wonderful Australian movie 'Babe' and the hotel is the ideal stop before heading to the Coastal towns of Kiama and Gerringong, or a relaxing Sunday lunch after an invigorating Zipline at the Illawarra Fly just a short drive away.
Kitchen: Mon-Thurs 11am-8:30pm
89 Hoddle St, Robertson NSW 2577
THE MOSS VALE HOTEL
Our local pub in Moss Vale, known as "the Pink Pub", is housed in an 1850's building directly opposite Leighton Gardens and Moss Vale Train station.
It serves hearty steaks, homebaked vegetarian lasagne, woodfired pizzas and the BEST cheesecake I've ever enjoyed...and I've tried a few. The open fire and the locals bar create a welcoming atmosphere with a friendly, team of staff in all areas of the hotel.
Bar: Mon-Sun: 10am-Late
340 Argyle St
Moss Vale NSW 2577