Read this article all about holidaying on the South Coast with kids. We’re super happy to be mentioned amongst so many great South Coast food and wine options! via: www.familytravel.com.au
On the South Coast, excellent food is a daily ritual.
Fishermen pluck delicious seafood from more than 300kms of coastline. Baristas grind aromatic coffee in trendy seaside cafes. Antique lolly shops satisfy sugar cravings. Cows graze on lush pastures, producing the creamiest of cheese. And grape growers bottle elegant wines from the region’s renowned vineyards.
From Wollongong to the Victorian border, the South Coast region has a bounty of delicious food for families to discover. No matter where you stop along the coast, a tasty bite is never hard to find.
Mountain Ridge is a family-friendly winery 8km east of Berry. Kids can sample their own selection of juices while parents hit the harder stuff.
Crooked River Wines in Gerringong grow their grapes from the rich volcanic soil. They handpick, beat and bottle them on site, producing full-bodied signature wines enjoyed all over the country.
- Cupitt’s Winery in Ulladulla is the most well-known cellar door on the South Coast. The vineyard has become an unmissable stop on the foodie trail. It has now added a micro-brewery, fromagerie and restaurant. Families can enjoy a picnic on the grass and taste the signature wines, unique to the South Coast region.
Coolangatta Estate is the region’s only Five Red star winery. Kids can play around on the giant chess board while parents sample wine, cheese and deli treats at the cellar door.
A block of Bega cheese has found its way into every Aussie’s fridge at some point or another. If you’re around Merimbula, you can head straight to the source. At Bega Cheese Heritage Centre in Bega Valley, you can learn all about the history of the industry, taste the produce and stock up on all your favourite cheese such as Tasty, Bitey, Heritage and every kids’ favourite, stringers.
The Bodalla Dairy Cheese Factory makes cheese the traditional way, offering a range of flavoursome products. ABC Cheese Factory is another dairy house in the Eurbodalla area, selling award-winning creams, yoghurts and cheeses. They also have a range of honey, jams, preserves and snacks.
- In the Shoalhaven hinterland, Unicorn Cheese is a family-run operation. Their Triple Cream Brie and creamy Camembert are delicious.
Head to Kangaroo Valley for a hands-on cheese making workshop. Valley Cheesemakers offer fun cheese making classes in the park with lunch included and afternoon tea included. They’ve recently started making wedding cakes…made entirely out of cheese.
Cupitt’s Winery gets another mention here. In 2015, Cupitt Fromagerie was established on the vineyard and produces a variety of boutique cheeses. Wine & cheese all in the one place; what more could you want?
By Bethany Plint at Family Travel
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