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Top10 Top 10 Best Winery Restaurants NSW

New South Wales; It is one of the fastest growing states for vineyards and new wine varieties being created and is just one big playground just waiting to be discovered. With destinations like the Hunter Valley, the South Coast, Southern Highlands and Central West, pack an overnight bag, a hearty appetite, a camera and get out and explore our Top 10 winery restaurants of NSW.
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Marvel at the tree lined driveway as you approach one of the oldest and most luxe vineyards in the Southern Highlands at Bendooley Estate. Enjoy wines straight from the vineyard which include cool climate riesling, pinot noir, merlot and shiraz. Take a seat at the table inside the Book Barn where you will be served a generous serve of locally sourced Southern Highland produce in a homely fashion. Why not make a weekend of it and stay at the onsite accommodation?
Located right across from the scenic Lake George, Cafe Lerida at Lerida Estate is all about showcasing some of South-Eastern NSW's finest food and wines with a menu that is full of European inspired creations like Charcuterie boards, fresh sourdough bread, and hearty breakfast dishes.
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is located only a stone's throw away from the township of Bowral in NSW's scenic Southern Highlands. The vineyard has produced many award-winning wines and is full of country character and charm, making it a popular wedding function destination. Dishes are crafted from local produce and seasonal delights and are served with contemporary elegance.
You can find one of the Hunter Valley's most popular restaurant at one of the most sought after vineyards at Esca at Bimbadgen Winery. Architecturally designed with large glass windows allowing for the views of the vineyards to play as a backdrop against plates of refined modern European and Australian inspired meals. Don't forget to try a drop of the vineyards finest!
Taste your way through a modern menu, award-winning wines in refined rustic style at The Mill at Tuscany Estate in the Hunter Valleys Pokolbin. Ingredients are sourced daily and are influenced by the seasons creating a fresh and flavour rich journey. The Tuscan-inspired design of the estate offers accommodation and function venues perfect for celebrating special occasions.
Embracing its stunning natural surrounds and approaching their food and wine with a biodynamic and organic approach, The Zin House in Mudgee is well worth the trek to NSW's Central West. A menu of back to basic classics that are all about the quality and sustainability. Featuring long lunches and regular events, this is a country food and wine experience not to be missed.
Explore a feast of Greek mezze dishes at RidgView Estate in the Hunter Valley. Sample some of the Estates wines while grazing on delights under the sun-drenched vines. RidgeView Estate is ideal for families and functions with specialised kids meals also available.
Known as one of the pioneers as agri-dining in the Hunter-Valley region, Margan Restaurant has a strong focus on not only producing high-quality wines straight from vineyards to the glass but also produce from the paddock to the plate. The property utilises it one acre garden of olive trees, chickens roaming free, honey and lamb raised on site. A must visit for lovers of real grass-roots style cooking.
Known as the pioneers of pinot noir in the Southern Highlands region, Artemis wines is a boutique and friendly vineyard that is fast becoming a local favourite. Graze on tasting boards, or enjoy freshly cooked pizzas straight from the lapping flames of the wood-fire oven. Make sure you try the diverse range of wines at the cellar door and bring a few back home to savour!
Home of one of the best long lunches on the South Coast, Cupitts Kitchen at Cupitts Winery in the seaside township of Ulladulla is the perfect combination of wining, dining and staying in country style. Select from handcrafted cheeses in the fromagerie, or sit in the sun with rolling green hills in the background and plates of modern English-French cuisine.