Vineyards and wineries to test your tastebuds
Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
The Raleigh Vineyard and Winery not only produce award-winning wine, but also welcome the public to come visit and enjoy some wine tasting. Overlooking magnificent views of the Bellingen River, relax into your seat and sip from a selection of Raleigh Vineyard and Winery’s best wines. There’s an extensive list of wines to choose from; start with the Raleigh Riverbank Red, move on to the Raleigh Fox Gully Dry White and finish with a port or brandy creme. Can’t get enough of the Raleigh Winery taste? Join the wine club for member’s only discounts and specials, or just purchase a few bottles to take home.
Where: 36 Queen Street Raleigh NSW
Two Tails Wines
Located 25km northwest of the Coffs Harbour CBD, make the drive out to Orara Vale Winery where you’ll get the opportunity to taste a selection of the famous Two Tails Wine. It won’t be hard to tell you’re in wine country as you pass through the picturesque Coffs Harbour hinterland on your way to this little hidden gem. Pack some lunch and bring your partner along for a romantic little picnic under the trees as you sip away. Choose between a variety of different blends all made from the grapes grown at this very winery. The Two Tails Black Velvet is a popular drop, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the selections here. Two Tails Winery even has its own bed and breakfast, so you won’t have to worry about how you’re getting home if you’ve sampled one too many tasty wines.
Where: 963 Orara Way Nana Glen NSW
Want to taste some locally brewed craft beer creations?
5 Church Street
Why pigeon-hole yourself to wine? Coffs Harbour’s own Bellingen Brewing Company has been creating some of the best craft beers made with only the finest malted barley and hops. To get a taste of these delicious, hand-crafted ales, head down to 5 Church Street where it’s sold on tap. Located just a 10-minute drive from the Raleigh Vineyard and Winery, come down to this culture-filled restaurant bar for some locally produced food best enjoyed with quality craft beer. Order the chicken burger with local organic chicken, chilli, lime, aioli, tomato and Jimmy’s Greens, then make the difficult decision between six different Bellingen Brewing Company ales sold from the tap. It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting 5 Church Street after your wine tour or you’d just like to spend the whole day here, the delicious food, drink and friendly staff will make it an experience to remember.
Where: 5 Church Street Bellingen NSW
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