Taste Riverina Food & Wine Adventure 2019 - Sydney to Griffith in October

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Taste Riverina Food & Wine Adventure

11 October 2019 - 4 days

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Welcome to the Taste Riverina Food & Wine Adventure 2019 – our unique and exclusive heritage rail journey to the beautiful Riverina region of NSW.

Over four days of exploration you’ll meet the local farmers and producers, go behind the scenes, get exclusive access and best of all your taste buds will be treated to a fascinating, indulgent and fun gourmet journey.

Our escapade begins with our privately chartered trip by heritage rail motor 621/721 from Sydney to Griffith. With windows that open you’ll feel a greater connection with the ever changing countryside as it passes. This is also the perfect time of year to see the miles and miles of canola fields in bloom.

Amongst the wide plains of the Riverina, a procession of family farms, orange groves, wineries and gourmet restaurants follow – all embodying the passion for food and wine that waves of Italian migrants brought to the area. You’ll visit household names like McWilliams and De Bortoli wines and also experience the delights of lunch at Piccolo Farm where four generations will welcome you (their son Luke just happens to be one of Australia’s finest chefs!)

Best of all – everything you will experience is bespoke, unique and exclusive. You won’t be part of a crowd or part of just another run-of-the-mill coach tour. Nothing on this tour is available elsewhere.

This enriching rail adventure is fully escorted and carefully curated in conjunction with local suppliers and Taste Riverina. So join us for four days of fun, laughter and great taste. YUM!


Package Inclusions

Departs 11 October 2019 - 4 days

  • Heritage rail journey from Sydney to Griffith and return aboard the 621/721 Rail Motor, with complimentary tea/coffee served throughout your journey
  • Lunch at the Junee Railway Station Café
  • Afternoon tea at Narrandera by the Soroptimist Club
  • 3 nights Griffith accommodation at the Grand Motel or Quest (or similar)
  • Tour of Griffith including Scenic Hill
  • Exclusive visit to Randall Organic Rice farm with lunch by Hungry Fox Bistro
  • Exclusive Tastes of Leeton presentation and tastings
  • Exclusive visit to Southern Cotton Gin at Whitton with tour
  • Exclusive dinner event hosted by McWilliams Hanwood Estate Winery with presentation by lead winemaker
  • Exclusive morning tea at Rosewood Park on Stokes
  • Exclusive wine tasting with the winemaker at De Bortoli Wines
  • Exclusive visit to Piccolo Farm with orange grove tour, pasta making demonstration and lunch by Luke Piccolo
  • Exclusive dinner and wine pairing event at Zecca Handmade Italian
  • Exclusive lunch at Koorambi Winez at Temora with lunch by Mimosa Valley Lamb
  • Group coach travel, sightseeing and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional Cruise Express Tour Managers

Package Fares:

Skylight or Window Room – Grand Motel

  • from: $1,990* pp twin – SOLD OUT!
  • from: $2,190* solo – SOLD OUT!

Suite – Grand Motel

  • from: $2,190* pp twin – SOLD OUT!
  • from: $2,490* solo – SOLD OUT!

Studio Room – Quest Griffith

  • from: $2,090* pp twin – SOLD OUT!
  • from: $2,390* solo – SOLD OUT!

1 bedroom Apartment – Quest Griffith

  • from: $2,290* pp twin – SOLD OUT!
  • from: $2,590* solo – SOLD OUT!

Stateroom images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities.

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The Real Juice Citrus Sculptures

Optional non-hosted activity

On the Sunday morning of your tour over 800 locals will turn out from 7am to help create a series of unique orange sculptures in Banna Avenue, the main street. Interested visitors are welcome to go along and help too. This event is just minutes walk from both motels – all you need to do is turn up, wearing closed-toe shoes. A BBQ breakfast will be provided to all helpers. This is a great morning with lots of community spirit and a unique way to be involved.

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