South Coast Food & Wine Festival

Rebecca Varidel
3rd Jul 2019

“The South Coast is truly a magical part of Australia and has some of the very best foodie offerings one could hope for." says South Coast Festival Director Sam Tooley

Set against the stunning backdrop of the picturesque township of Berry, crowds of all ages will gather this spring for the inaugural South Coast Food & Wine Festival.

Running from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September the Festival promises to showcase the very best the South Coast has to offer. Boasting over 15 events, there will be cooking classes, demos and tastings from local hero chefs, hatted restaurants hosting pop-ups, first-rate South Coast vineyards, and superb local producers, all supported by a vibrant array of free live music and entertainment.

The provenance at the Festival is 100% local only, showcasing over 50 regional stallholders of South Coast producers and products. Seafood, cheese, berries, wines and much more will be on offer from the local producers eager to present their wares.

“We’re planning a really special weekend for the inaugural South Coast Food & Wine Festival” Tooley exuded. “The entire event will be comprised of 100% South Coast produce and producers, which are among some of the best in Australia. As well as over 50 stallholders, local hatted restaurants hosting pop ups and masterclasses there will also be a pumping program of live music and entertainment.“

Kierrin McKnight, Head Chef and Owner of Wild Ginger (and previously Seagrass Brasserie) is curating the signature event, the Long Lunch on Saturday 14 September. McKnight will be showcasing local produce with a six course feast, featuring local produce in each course, complemented by local wines and beers.

"The Festival will be the ideal spring weekend away for anyone wanting to escape the city and enjoy the delights of what southern NSW has to offer” Tooley added

Tickets to the South Coast Food & Wine Festival cost just $28pp and are on sale now at