Take the high road and enjoy a bounty of delicious locally-grown produce and award-winning cool climate wines.
Lamb and beef raised here have long been sought after by chefs and specialist butchers across the state and further afield. Grazing on the region’s lush pastures, it seems, produces exceptionally tender and succulent cuts of meat.
Orchards flourish in our high altitude climate. In season, you can buy freshly-picked berries, apples, pears and stone fruits from farm stands and local markets, or head out of town to pick your own – a popular activity for families with children.
Elsewhere in the region, trout farmers, bakers, cheese makers, and even a chocolatier, are among a growing number of small businesses producing delectable artisanal foods, perfect for popping into picnic baskets.
At the monthly farmer’s markets held in most of the towns, you’ll also find local honey, home-made jams and chutneys, olive oil, teas and, of course, assorted garden vegetables and free-range eggs, among the array of local food products for sale.