Wineries & Breweries
The Shoalhaven Coast wine region has been strongly developing over the last 15 years, with 15 vineyards scattered over the area. Pick up a copy of the Shoalhaven Coast Vineyards and Wineries Map and the Kiama Regional Wine Guide from the Kiama Visitors Centre at Blowhole Point, full of information on local wineries and awarded wines from the South Coast and Southern Highlands.
Coolangatta Estate (est. 1822) is the site of the first European settlement on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. Coolangatta Estate is situated on the NSW South Coast only 2 hours drive from Sydney and 2 and a half hours from Canberra. It is ideally located overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Shoalhaven Heads and the Shoalhaven River, surrounded on 3 sides by rural landscape and vineyards. You are invited to taste our estate-grown wines - Owing to a 20 year partnership with winemakers' Tyrrell's Winery in the Hunter Valley NSW, the family-owned Coolangatta Estate has grown to become the largest wine producer in the Shoalhaven and the most awarded winery on the South Coast of NSW. It is the shoalhaven's only 5 star winery (James Halliday 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 editions). By December 2014, Coolangatta Estate Wines had won 150 Trophies and over 1600 wine Awards at Regional, National and International wine shows. Stay in our convict-built cottages - Experience 18th century charm in 21st century comfort, staying in one of Coolangatta Estate's lovingly restored convict-built rooms or suites. This unique, recently-refurbished accommodation combines all your modern facilities with the striking architecture of a bygone-era. Scattered throughout the property, each room is just a short walk from the Estate's cellar door, restaurant, golf course, tennis court, games-room, croquet lawn, BBQ areas and solar-heated swimming pool. Many standards of accommodation are available to suit your taste, budget and family size.Learn More
Crooked River Wines was established in 1998 in the rich volcanic alluvial soil of Gerringong, in a valley with amazing views of both the mountain and sea. Crooked River Wines' commercial winery was completed in 2001. The winery boasts 280,000 litres of stainless steel fermentation and storage tanks and 70,000 litres of French and American oak barrels. Throughout the years, Crooked River Wines has won multiple awards for its premium quality red and white wines, and is the largest vineyard on the NSW South Coast. Crooked River Wines employs natural methods – the grapes are both hand-picked and beaten by hand, and the wine bottled on site. Drop by for a wine tasting at our cellar door, or dine at our restaurant – enjoy amazing wines and delicious meals made from locally sourced produce while surrounded by magnificent views of the vineyard. Crooked River Wines hosts both functions and weddings – celebrate your special day with style, and perhaps stay the night at our Willowvale Estate House. Crooked River Wines' cellar door will be open from Tuesday to Sunday (Mondays closed). 10:30am to 4:30pm trading hours still apply.Learn More
Boutique Wines of Gerringong - vines by the sea. Private wine tasting by appointment with the vigneron. Roselea Vineyard was established in 1998 in Gerringong on the South Coast of NSW. The vineyard is on a north facing slope overlooking Rose Valley and Werri Beach. The climate is mild without frosts or the severe heat of summer. Sea breezes provide for a longer ripening period for the grapes to mature. Harvest takes place from February to March.The first vines were planted in 1998. Chardonnay, Verdelho, Chambourcin and Ruby Cabernet are grown in dark red volcanic soils. The grapes are estate grown and the wine produced is bottled locally in Gerringong. Grapes are grown without the use of pesticides.Roselea Wines are award winning premium wines - soft on the palate with full fruit flavour.The reds are light in tannins and aged in new and old American oak barrels. The white wines are fermented cold in stainless steel vats.Prior to viticulture the property produced beef cattle and was previousley part of Miller's dairy farm. The original dairy and homestead were located near the site of the Bella Char Restaurant at the Mercure Resort in Gerringong.Our tasting room has views of Rose Valley, Saddleback Mountain and Werri Beach and displays the artworks featured on our distinctive wine labels.Come and enjoy our country hospitality and relax with a glass of wine on the deck as you take in the beautiful country and coastal views.Learn More
South Coast Journeys tours pack in a whole lot of fun – like fine wine, cheese, gourmet food and craft beer on one of our South Coast Winery or Brewery and Distillery Tours; to surfing, whale / dolphin watching, hiking and airport and cruise terminal transfers. We offer safe and reliable event transport and a responsible approach to learning about and caring for the sparkling aqua waters, spotless beaches, rolling hills, and temperate rainforests that make up the unique environment of South Coast NSW. Whether you’re an international or interstate traveller, a citysider looking for a break, or locals wanting to explore a little further afield, touring with South Coast Journeys has made unlocking the natural wonders of the South Coast easier than ever. Connecting people & natureLearn More
Stoic Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery located in the scenic, sea side town of Gerringong established in 2018. Our beer and cider is brewed on site and we also offer locally made wine. We have beer on tap, tasting paddles, tours and events including food trucks on Sundays and/or live music. We are open wed-sun serving locals and tourists all year round.Learn More