AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER NATIONAL COOL CLIMATE WINE SHOW & FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 20 – SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER
Mayfields garden National Cool Climate Wine & Food Festival

Zepher Tours has teamed up with Wines of Bathurst and Mayfield Gardens to create an exclusive weekend package encompassing the National Cool Climate Wine Show and the National Cool Climate Wine & Food Festival held in the Central West of NSW. With all transport, accommodation, breakfasts, entries to both signature events and a tour manager, this wonderful short break delivers the very best of regional hospitality in beautiful country NSW.

Festival package inclusions
  • Return transport from Sydney
  • Refreshment stop at The Hydro Majestic Hotel
  • Two nights twin share or double accommodation at Rydges Bathurst
  • Two full buffet breakfasts
  • Entry to The National Cool Climate Wine Show
  • Saturday morning local sightseeing including a lap around Mount Panorama Racetrack
  • Entry to The National Cool Climate Wine & Food Festival
  • Free Saturday evening. Our tour manager will help with suggestions for pubs, bars and restaurants in Bathurst
  • Sunday relaxing morning before returning to Sydney
Day 1 - Friday 20 October
Departing Sydney at 1pm we head west to cross the Blue Mountains, stopping for a refreshment break at the magnificent Hydro Majestic. Arriving in Bathurst late afternoon we check into our accommodation and freshen up for the evening event. At The National Cool Climate Wine Show from 6 – 9pm you get to try your skills as a wine taster and judge the wines. With over 800 wines from all over Australia available to taste you can compare the flavours across different regions and assess the techniques used by the wine makers. Surrounded by locally produced, fresh food coupled with complementary wines, the Friday night Public Tasting is a great opportunity to get to know the welcoming local wine producers, regional winemakers and find out more about your favourite wine of choice.

Day 2 - Saturday 21 October
After breakfast and a lap around the famous Mt Panorama Circuit we head towards Oberon and The National Cool Climate Wine & Food Festival from 11am – 4pm. This event celebrates world class cool climate wines from over 20 local vineyards, gourmet local cuisine from 10 local restaurants and delicious local produce all in one spectacular location – Mayfield Garden. If you haven’t visited Mayfield Garden then you’ll be impressed! Inspired by the grandeur of English country garden estates, your entry ticket also includes access to 64 hectares of garden in full bloom for the Spring Festival.
The best of local bands will keep you entertained. For the wine aficionados, there are two wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers, cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Gardens competitions.
Saturday evening is free time so you can choose to dine and relax in the hotel or head into town for some fun with the Bathurstians.

Day 3 - Sunday 22 October
A leisurely breakfast, sleep in (a good chance you had a BIG Saturday night) or take a walk along any number of nearby walking trails. At 9.30am we depart to Sydney arriving back in Sydney at approximately 1.00pm

Departures & Return Times
Departs Friday 20 Oct 1.00pm: Sydney Central YHA, 11 Rawson Place, Sydney NSW 2000 (Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place). Returns at approximately 1.00pm Sunday 22 Oct. View Map
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