New Historical Degustation Walk Launches ‘Wander the Wingecarribee’ Saturday 10 April 2021
This April the Southern Highlands village of Berrima will be brought to life with a unique food and wine trail. Guests will wander through time and enjoy a leisurely meander through the township experiencing the flavours of the ages led by the culinary skills of local gastronomic favourites. The only food trail of its type, ‘Wander the Wingecarribee’ is an innovative way to immerse yourself in the history of the Georgian village that is Berrima. Combining regional producers, chefs and retailers, visitors will have the chance to meet the locals and embark on an expedition into the people and food that shaped this beautiful village.
Berrima is known for its charm and character and guests will experience this with stops at some of the most iconic buildings in town including Harpers Mansion, a heritage listed house recognised for its Georgian design. Being the first location for the day, it is here where guests will experience their first taste sensation from Berrima’s Georgian roots. Established in 1831, Berrima, like many of the oldest villages and cities in the world that were, was developed around the Wingecarribee River as it played a vital role in sustaining the village, offering water for crops, transport and protection. This new heritage trail is designed around following the rivers history from the Gundungurra peoples to modern Berrima. The river has and will always remain the lifeblood of the village.
Amanda Fry, Founder of Highland Valley Forage, said, “After the success of our Highland Valley Forage we are excited to tap into the historical elements of the Southern Highlands and find new ways to share the cultural roots of our region with guests. Exploring the village by foot allows guests to see things they might not usually spot, hear the stories that shaped Berrima and do this whilst sampling delicious food and sipping on local wines.”
The event comprises small groups being led on an immersive foodie trail through the village with a local host. With multiple departures throughout the day in groups of 15-20 people, the event can cater for large numbers, whilst still feeling intimate and a one-of-a-kind experience.
Steve Rosa, Group Manager, Destination Southern Highlands said, “This new and exciting cultural and heritage event for the Southern Highlands will act as a flagship visitor experience that will herald the regions picturesque Autumn season of events and will assist in showcasing the treasures of Historic Berrima’s colourful history, its culinary delights, major attractions and its vibrant people. The ‘Wander the Wingecarribee’ will help us tell our unique story of past and present.”
The success of this event is to work with local suppliers and producers to create a whole village approach. We are excited to announce that we have already engaged local partners such as Surveyor General Inn, Harpers Mansion, Schmokin, Berrima District Museum, Baked in Berrima, Berrima General Store, Joadja Estate Wines, Peppergreen Estate, Berrima Courthouse, Gumnut Patisserie, Bendooley Estate Wines with more local partners to follow.
Experience Nature would also like to recognise the Australian Government, who has provided funds to support this event through their Bushfire Recovery initiative.
Wander the Wingecarribee
Dates: Saturday 10 April 2021
Time: Bookings taken at allocated times with each group around 15-20 people
Location: Guests will be picked up from either Mittagong, Moss Vale or Bowral and transported by bus to the event. This will ensure there is enough parking and transport for all. Please book a time from the pick-up location you desire.
Price: 10 course degustation per person $195 – include parking, bus each way, all food, wine and entertainment for the day and GST.
More Information: experiencenature.com.au
Tickets: Available here
About Experience Nature Group
The Experience Nature Group is made up of several innovative brands – Wildfest® Experiences, Wild Food Adventure Tours & Getaways as well as Highland Harvest feasts – all with one goal to connect you to nature in unique and compelling ways. They offer immersive, hands on and creative adventures connecting with people, place and produce. experiencenature.com.au