Shoalhaven produce is some of the freshest you’ll ever taste with a strong focus on paddock to plate cuisine. Pick up a gourmet local produce picnic hamper and head to one of the South Coast magestic lookouts for a day of fine food and magnificent views.
Take some local ingredients home with you or grab some presents for your foodie friends from one of our picturesque villages. Make sure to visit the growers and makers markets on Thursday nights, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Indulge special experiences such as a Cheese Degustation, Truffle Tour, Travelling Tea talk or learn how to prepare a perfect brew. The simple 2-hour classes, with a fine-dining quality, at Hampden Deli in Kangaroo Valley will teach you the basics such as how to choose the right produce and pairing your meals with wines.
The South Coast climate and geography provides ideal conditions for grape varieties including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Bangalay Luxury Villas is positioned just a few minutes drive from some of the best wineries on the South Coast.
The South Coast is brimming with passionate, creative and vibrant locals, offering a diverse range of crafts, produce and specialties across a range of interests. We have compiled a list of markets you won’t want to miss during your stay at Bangalay.
There are a few cooking schools in the area where you can use delicious local produce and turn it into a mouth-watering creation. Impress your friends at your next dinner party or spoil that someone special with a lovely homemade meal.
The best way to experience the local wineries is through a winery tour- you don’t have to have a designated driver so you can all enjoy yourself and sample the area’s delicious drops! Kenny’s Escapes and Foodscape Tours are well regarded for their great tours, full of great banter and product knowledge.
The Shoalhaven is the start of Australia’s Oyster Coast, so you know you’ll be spoilt with the delicious morsels who have grown up in the pristine Shoalhaven waters. A drive out to Greenwell Point will have you at the oyster growers location, where you can chat with the oyster growers themselves, have the oysters shucked and take home a few dozen to share (or not!)
A great way to spend an afternoon is to visit the Treat Factory in Berry. Hundreds of varieties of chocolates, confectionery and preserves are handcrafted onsite making it the largest gourmet food outlet on the South Coast.