Weekend of February 26-27
Uncertainties still surrounding the conditions in which big events can operate compelled the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association to re-schedule our annual Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival, to the weekend of February 26-27, 2022. The many tickets already purchased will automatically transfer, or be refunded in the event that ticket holders are unable to attend on the new dates.
Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by this latest COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. The wellbeing of everyone involved in, or attending, this festival is our first priority. This is an important regional showcase for Southern Highlands producers and we are dedicated to doing what’s best to support the many small business owners who make up our membership.
A new format in 2022 will relocate the event to the wide open spaces and fresh air of Moss Vale Showgrounds, where a backdrop of rolling green hills gives a real sense of why so many growers are passionate about farming here. The alfresco experience includes an avenue of restaurants, picnic grounds, brewers’ garden and produce marketplace, as well as free, live entertainment and Olssons Salt Sessions chef workshops.
“Already considered a must-do annual pilgrimage for food and wine disciples, the festival has been re-imagined with a wonderful new layout to make it more enjoyable than ever to engage with our growers, winemakers, chefs, distillers and brewers. An ideal way to start fresh in 2022” says Associated President, Jean-Marie Simart.
Easy as . .
There will be ample on-sight parking and easy access by public transport to take the hassle out of getting there and VIP tickets include Exclusive express entry with private parking. Taking the whole festival experience next-level, we will also offer a valet service for collection of the wines you throughout on the day, as you exit.
Daydreaming of treating your taste-buds already? Tickets are available online now!
General admission tickets are just $30pp. This includes a festival tasting glass and access to market stalls and growers areas with free live music. If you prefer all of the trimmings, our VIP experience is $150pp and includes exclusive express access, private parking, entry to the VIP marquee and facilities, a glass of bubbles on arrival, preferential access to the Porsche in Motion activation and Porsche test drive bookings, access to all market stalls and growers areas, free live entertainment and a gift box of Riedell glasses valued at $75.
The 2022 Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival
Saturday 26 February 11am-6pm and Sunday 27 February 11am-5pm
Moss Vale Showgrounds, 16 Illawarra Highway Moss Vale
General Admission Tickets $30
VIP Experience Ticket $150
BUY TICKETS HERE
Meet some of the locals making their mark . .
What could have more mystique than a nip of whisky that originates from a former Scottish settlement in the heart of a heritage ghost town? Taste one of the world’s only true ‘paddock to bottle’ whisky, “we strongly believe that whisky should reflect the land it’s created from so we grow our own barley on-site and use our own pristine spring water, straight from the source,” say the Jimenez family
distillers. “Fruity notes of date, fig and quince shine through from the sweet sherry barrels selected from our native Spain, to mature our whisky.” Val Jimenez looks forward to the fun of spinning a tale or two over tastings this November.
The Highlands’ own heavenly haven of artisan beers and Boozy Burgers (starring sauces, buns and pickles made with their beer), Eden Brewery will offer tastings of their latest brews, made with whatever fresh local ingredients have captured their imagination for the season. Brewer Jacob says “I love all my ‘kids” and new brews are born every two weeks but father’s favourite is a Phoenix German Ale, made with local honey. Eden is one of only three breweries in the world making it. All ingredients are Riverina-grown, orange peel and coriander seed in Jacob’s Belgian Birch Wit, and an allorganic Willow. Taste the new range of Renegade Spirits alongside the beers.
And that’s just two exhibitors, among dozens of local producers showcased over one big weekend!
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Proudly funded by NSW Government, Porsche, Riedel, Olssons, Langtons & Vintec.