Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival is back this December

Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival – part of the month-long Festival of Lights – will dazzle under magical light installations surrounded by iconic regional activities, galleries, and museums in the heart of Bowral at historic Corbett Gardens this December.

Made for foodies, come and experience great eats, sensational wines, craft beer, and spirits and meet the passionate people behind the NSW region’s award-winning products. Visit for the day or book out your whole weekend, as local winemakers, distillers, brewers, producers, eateries, musicians, and creators of all things food and wine related are showcased for your pleasure. 

The Southern Highlands is a haven for food lovers of all kinds. Whether you’re craving a hatted restaurant, delicious casual dining, a hearty and rustic pie or Insta-worthy café dish, you can rest assured knowing every palate is catered for in this gourmet paradise. It’s perfect for families, friends and foodies seeking new flavours to fall in love with. You’ll also find jams, pickles, olives, breads, cakes, pastries, and much more to buy and take home. 

Made for foodies, come and experience great food, sensational wines, craft beer and spirits

Highly awarded Southern Highlands wines

With over 60 vineyards in this picturesque region, prepare for a wine tour with an impressive array of cool-climate varietals. Indulge in crisp Chardonnay, zesty Sauvignon Blanc or refreshing Riesling. The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival also features lush Pinot Gris, tantalising Pinot Noir, velvety Merlot and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Or embark on a journey discovering outstanding distilleries’ gins, whiskies, rums, and liqueurs, expertly crafted using a diverse palette of influences inspired by Spanish, Scottish, Macedonian and Italian recipes. 

And not forgetting beer enthusiasts, as local breweries’ craft beers might steal the spotlight at the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival as you explore the Highlands’ best. 

What’s on at Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival 2023

The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival’s Market Hall will have fantastic local art, handcrafts, and artisan works to add to your experiences. And shopping collection. Superb products across the festival will be available to buy as Christmas gifts or simply for you to take home.

Meanwhile, dance to the beat with an incredible lineup of talented local musicians entertaining visitors. With the sounds of soul, jazz, funk, and bossa nova in historic Corbett Gardens festooned with festive lighting. 

There is accommodation in the Southern Highlands to suit all your needs. From hotels and bed and breakfasts to luxury retreats, self-catering cottages, farm stays, and camping options. Every preference and every budget is catered for.

Part of the month-long Festival of Lights, it will take place under magical lighting installations 

Activities to add to your Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival list

  • Donald Bradman’s Museum and the Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Dirty Jane’s Antique Market offers hours of iconic vintage goods shopping
  • Art galleries of all tastes and styles
  • Red Cow Farm Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens you will experience
  • Redford Park, built in 1887 by the Hordern family and lavishly redesigned by James Fairfax in the 1960s
  • Magnificent Fitzroy and Belmore Falls
  • The Surveyor General Inn in Berrima, one of Australia’s oldest pubs 

Visit Destination Southern Highlands for more information.

Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2023  

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