Take your tastebuds on a journey through the Southern Highlands
Visiting epicureans will meet local producers, taste cool climate wines, smell the blooming wildflowers and indulge in an eight- or 10-course degustation menu among the stunning surrounds of Kangaroo Valley.
After its successful launch in 2019, the Highland Valley Forage is returning this year to tell the story of how the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and coast south of Sydney are connected through food and wine.
Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Kangaroo Valley and the spring wildflowers of Morton National Park, visitors walk along the Three Views Walking track, stopping at “stations” along the way to meet local food and wine producers, while listening to live acoustic music and immersing themselves in nature.
Depending on time and tastes, two experiences are available: the four-kilometre, eight-course option or the entire 9.5-kilometre, 10-course walk. Both foodie trails involve dining on a menu designed by local gastronomic artisans – Kangaroo Valley’s award-winning Nick Gardner of Hampden Deli, Dining and School, Damien Monley of Grand Bistro fame and the team at Mossvale’s Birch Restaurant.
The delicious day of food, wine and nature will be made even more interesting in 2020 as visitors witness the regeneration of the surrounding naïve scrubland and rainforest following the devastating bushfires in January.
Date: Saturday 24 October 2020
Time: Bookings taken at allocated times throughout the day with each group consisting of 12 to 15 people.
Location: Arranged parking at the Kangaroo Valley Showground with bus transport to and from the Highland Valley Forage venue.
Price: The eight-course degustation is $175 per person and the 10-course degustation is $195 per person – both options include parking, bus transport, all the food, wine and entertainment for the day, NSW parks fees and GST.