There’s an old saying that praises the corkscrew as a useful key. It unlocks the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.
Today’s wine may not need a corkscrew, but opening it provides the same result.
The Sapphire Coast wine industry is in its infancy but all the right ‘ingredients’ are in place: good wine is born from good vines planted in good soil and nurtured by people who are passionate about their produce.
Our wines taste good and they are great value. Discover them at the wineries cellar door, bottle shops around the region or at local fairs and markets. Best served when you need a guarantee of enjoyment.
Along with wines, take the time to discover the bespoke craft breweries and distilleries that dot our region. Taste award winning tipples paired with best local produce and even learn to bottle your own gin!
North of Eden Gin
Just north of Bega, you’ll find Stony Creek Farm Distillery, which is home to some very delicious North of Eden gins and the region’s first, and only, Gin School.
Established in 2018, this independent micro distillery produces top-notch London Dry Gins that have already taken out medals at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition and the Australian Gin Awards. From January 2020, the North of Eden team will be welcoming gin-lovers and the gin-curious to its new Cellar Door. Boasting views over Mumbulla Mountain, as well as some tasty tipples, the Cellar Door will be open to the public on Friday and Sunday afternoons, as well as by appointment. A small per person tasting fee is fully redeemable against any Cellar Door purchase. Please visit their website or call them directly for more details.
Longstocking Nano Brewery & Oyster Bar
From the moment you walk into Longstocking Brewery you’ll be instantly made welcome by hosts Joey, Peter and Simon. Tucked away in the beautiful surrounds of Oaklands in Pambula, this little brewery is big on brewing ales, lagers and ciders that have unique and distinctive flavours, retaining the integrity of traditional beer styles.
The atmosphere is relaxed, think lots of indoor greenery, plenty of seating and the deck often full of craft beer and oyster lovers enjoying a Sunday live music session. Friday and Saturday nights are a popular hotspot with locals for gourmet wood-fired pizza, cocktails and live entertainment.
0407 691 640
Mimosa Wines & Drystone Restaurant
Nestled at Murrah, midway between the coastal townships of Bermagui and Tathra, this 200-acre property is discreetly tucked away in a coastal valley between the pristine beaches and spectacular coastline of Mimosa Rocks National Park and the rainforest, waterfalls and mountain scenery of Biamanga National Park.
The seven-acre vineyard has been established since initial plantings in 1999. Winemaker Glenn Butson appreciated the challenges involved with growing grapes in this fickle maritime climate and selected Chambourcin, Verdelho, Tempranillo and the ultra premium Spanish white Albarino for their compatibility with the terroir and lifestyle of this unique area.With biodynamic practices employed to invigorate soils and combat disease, and passionate wine-making producing innovative wine styles, these selections have proven inspirational.
The Drystone Restaurant aims to support regional producers. Cheeses, seafood, meats and vegetables are sourced locally and incorporated into our menu, creating a unique, distinctive cuisine.
Cellar door sales only.