FOOD AND WINE
The heart of
Australias food bowl
The Swan Hill region is the centre of Australias fresh stonefruit industry where each season brings different varieties on offer. The river provides a plethora of freshwater fish, including the famed Murray Cod in season. And throughout the region specialist growers are contributing to the overwhelming ambience of generous hospitality.
The Swan Hill region is the ideal location to eat and enjoy the abundance of local produce and fine eating establishments. The Mediterranean-like climate and soils are ideal for the consistent production of quality produce. Modern Australian style meals are on the menu in many of the regions fine dining and affordable restaurants an ideal match for the warm-weather produced Pinot Gris and Shiraz. A feature of the regions culinary delights is the diverse range of international cuisine on offer. The region boasts Japanese, South East Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian and of course good old Aussie fare. Visitors to the region who are on the hunt for a country-priced and sized meal will find it at the many clubs and pubs throughout the region. The region is well known for its outstanding bakeries, selling quality pies and cakes as good as grandma used to make.
Drink wine with plenty of heart
Like a fine Pinot Noir, the Swan Hill regions wine experience has developed magnificently over the past few years. New wineries have opened and new grape varieties have been planted. And like an elegant Chardonnay, the Swan Hill region has acquired a definitive style.
Weave your way along country roads to explore locally grown wines and be bold in unearthing your favourite vintage. Visitors will often meet the winemakers, sleeves rolled up, tending to their vines or working in the winery.
The region is home to major and boutique wineries, many of which offer cellar door as well as wood fired pizzas, al fresco lunches or riverside picnic facilities to complete a day spent in the vineyards.