Each spring, the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival shows off the best of the region's diverse offering of eats and drinks, last year pulling a record 8800 punters and more local producers than ever before.
For 2018, the festival returns to Bowral's Bradman Oval on September 29 and 30, bringing with it a fresh lineup of cool climate winemakers, artisan producers, pop-up food experiences and acclaimed Aussie chefs. Best of all, it's happening just over an hour's drive out of Sydney.
Here, you'll have the chance to get acquainted with some of that famously good Southern Highlands vino, enjoying free tastings in your keepsake festival glass throughout the day. Last year's outing showcased wines from the likes of the award-winning Rotherwood, Berrima's Bendooley Estate, and the sustainability-focused Tractorless Vineyard, along with other liquid goodies from producers like Southern Highlands Brewing Co, Joadja Distillery and Pomologist Cider.
Alongside the booze, expect chef demonstrations putting the region's top local produce to the test, food stalls galore and a swag of live entertainment throughout the day.