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Escape from the city for a

Taste of the Highlands

and enjoy a day of wine and fine dining in the country!

Pinot masterclass with resident oenophile Kate Turner of Centennial Vineyards - Taste of the Highlands gourmet food and wine tour from Sydney website
Pinot Masterclass

What better classroom than a winery, right? Taste flights of sparkling, white, rose and red estate grown wines all made from the Pinot family of grapes. Sip and learn!

Fresh produce from Eschalot restaurant garden with head chef Matty Roberts - Taste of the Highlands gourmet food and wine tour from Sydney
Meet the chef

Join eschalot owner and head chef Matty Roberts to pick ingredients fresh from the garden for your gourmet three-course lunch. Yes, of course that includes dessert!

Lunch at hatted restaurant Eschalot - Taste of the Highlands gourmet food and wine tour from Sydney
Gourmet long lunch

Savour a meal created using the freshest ingredients of the day. Each course is matched with a local wine selected by owner and maître d’ Cass Wallace.

Full Description

Ease into this day of leisure and laid-back country pleasure with a scenic drive from the edge of Sydney Harbour to the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands. Take the time to kick back, relax and start warming up those taste buds!

On arrival at Centennial Vineyards it’s back to school with a Pinot Masterclass showcasing the premier grape variety of Sydney’s closest wine region. Guided by a resident oenophile from this cool-climate boutique winery, you’ll embark on a progressive tasting journey through flights of sparkling, white, rosé and red wines – all made using estate-grown mutations of the Pinot grape. Who knew?

Continuing the focus on local produce, you’ll experience fine dining Southern Highlands-style at chef-hatted restaurant eschalot. Owner and head chef Matty Roberts will lead you through the garden surrounding the restaurant where he will pick the freshest of fresh ingredients to prepare the gourmet meal you are about to savour. Complementing Matty’s skill in the kitchen, owner and maître d’ Cass Wallace will select a local wine to match each of the three courses.

After lunch enjoy a wander around the charming Georgian village of Berrima. Browse the quaint shops along the leafy main street – look out for tea, chocolate, locally-made preserves and arts and crafts – and admire the colonial sandstone buildings.

Then it’s time for a little more relaxation on the trip back in to the city. Siesta optional.

Group size:  A maximum of 11 winers and diners. Participants must be 18 years or older. It doesn’t matter how much older :-)

Scheduled departures:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Departs:  8.30am from Circular Quay.

Returns:  4.30pm to Circular Quay.

Private tours and charters:  For other days of the week and groups up to 20. Call or email us.

All-inclusive price:

  • Pinot Masterclass – tasting wine flights with matching food samples
  • tour of restaurant garden by eschalot owner and head chef Matty Roberts
  • three course fine dining lunch with matching local wines at hatted restaurant eschalot
  • return transport from Circular Quay in air-conditioned minibus
  • friendly, knowledgeable guide

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