SET on the doorstep to the Snowy Mountains with its four distinct seasons, picture perfect scenery, fertile soil and vineyards aplenty, the Snowy Valleys area is a great spot for a day trip or a weekend away.
But it’s not just about the natural beauty and national heritage, these days the Snowy Valleys also provides an excellent food and wine destination.
The coldest viticultural region on mainland Australia, the unique climate of the Tumbarumba wine region produces super-premium grapes and is known for its chardonnay, classic sparkling wines and pinot noir.
From two main cellar doors at Tumbarumba Wines Escape and Courabyra Wines, you can sample some of the region’s best wines and dine in beautiful surrounds.
Tumbarumba Wines Escape is a cellar door with a distinctly Tuscan flavour.
You can take a vineyard tour with hosts Garry and Kay Wilson or walk along the boardwalk next to trout filled waters.
The on-site restaurant offers a four course menu or you can choose from a selection of bruschetta, crostini, and woodfired pizza.
At Courabyra Wines a delicious restaurant menu is expertly matched to their wines and makes use of seasonal local produce.
Or you can enjoy their famous ploughman’s lunch platter with a glass of wine on the balcony or in front of the fire.
IN THE town of Tumbarumba itself you’ll find the unique gem that is Nest, a licenced cafe restaurant, boutique armchair cinema and beautiful bookstore.
You’re welcome to sit and enjoy a book, eat something delicious, watch a film or just ponder life’s mysteries over a coffee or a wine.
NEARBY at Tumut, you’ll find the Coffee Pedaler serving Pablo and Rusty Coffee and delicious food for breakfast and lunch.
While there visit the Riverside Coffee and Juice Bar where you can take in the gorgeous location and enjoy coffee, smoothies, frappes and daily food specials.
EVENTS happening soon in the Snowy Valleys include the Tumbarumba Show on March 17, the Rosewood Tractor Pull on March 24 and 25and the Adelong Antique Fair on March 25.
- For more information, visit www.tumbarumbaregion.com.au and www.visittumut.com.au.