August 5, 2014

The Hawkesbury is still one of Sydney’s major food bowls, and winter is a great time to take a weekend drive to taste some of the best produce and gourmet goods this region has to offer.

In an earlier post about gourmet grazing we talked about where you can hand pick your own fruit to make your own marmalade. In this post, we uncover a local winery just around the corner near the Hawkesbury River.

You don’t need to go as far as Tuscany (or even the Hunter Valley) to experience the joy of tasting a wine while gazing at the vines that produced it. Just head to Ebenezer and you’ll find the Tizzana Winery tucked in a small valley on the Hawkesbury River. Built in 1887, this National Trust homestead is the perfect spot to try a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Muscat or Aleatico, or sample one of the 20 varieties of olives grown on the estate.

Tizzana Winery is known for its dry reds and fortified wines, as well as its olive oil, and also sells wine jelly and local honey. You can even take over the cellar and celebrate a special occasion in style with a group tasting or dinner. The cellar door is open on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 12 noon to 6 pm. Call 4579 1150 for more details.

Keep an eye out for our next post where we discover the hidden benefits of apples – they’re not just for eating!

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