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 good 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!
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
Cellar Door at North of Eden Gin
North of Eden’s Cellar Door is a small, laid back space with a beautiful rural outlook.
As well as offering tastings of our award-winning gins , we also have a small bar onsite if you feel like grabbing a drink, patting a distillery dog and enjoying those views.
There is limited indoor seating, but if the sun is shining, you’ll most definitely want to be outside drinking in those views – G&T in hand.
Please check our website for up to date details about opening times.
Address: Stony Creek Farm Distillery, 13594 Princes Highway, Stony Creek NSW 2550
Phone: 02 6492 7385
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.
Grand Matriarch Distilling Co
The Grand Matriarch Distilling company is a micro distillery, located in beautiful Merimbula. They lovingly create small batches of handmade vodka with plans to expand operations in the near future, so keep an eye on their website and social.
You can purchase their delicious vodka from local stockists or at one of the many local produce markets. Visit their facebook page to find out more.
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe provides guests and locals with a different dining experience in a historic building located within BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe is housed within the historic Allowah House an original 1920’s guest house renovated into the brewery and cafe with renovations completed March 2017.
The menu is an American influenced menu with Burgers, Ribs, and Slow cooked and smoked meats. Salads, Subs and Cheese Platters not to mention some yummy deserts. Most importantly great on tap craft beers, commercial beers are available by the bottle, and a variety of wines and spirits.
Breakfast Creek Vineyard
Breakfast Creek are a family-owned vineyard perfectly positioned to catch the sea breeze of Bermagui and the fresh country air of Cobargo.
Their vines are grown, and wines handcrafted on-premises using sustainable farming methods coupled with modest winemaking production. All their wines are made using minimal sulphites and are organic and vegan friendly.
Breakfast Creek are currently building an exciting experience to be delivered in March 2021. The vineyard is open for tastings by appointment.
The Humpback Brewery resides in the old pokie room of the heritage listed and recently refurbished Tathra Hotel. The Humpback Brewery’s first brew – First Calf Pale Ale was on tap from 25th January, 2019 and since then, many delicious varieties have followed.
The latest brew to grace the bar is the “Spy Hopping Lager” which is now on tap. Easy drinking style, great for summer and a bit lower in alcohol – just over 4%.
Did you know that Spy hopping is a type of whale behaviour? They lift their head and part of their chest vertically so their eyes are just out of the water – perhaps to watch you drink one of these fine lagers!