Who would have thought that the Princes Highway was home to a peaceful, picturesque winery shielded off the noise and sight of the highway itself? We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Crooked River Winery, a boutique winery in Gerringong.
Inside the complex was a light, airy and stunning restaurant with views of the lush green winery and we are informed that the head chef is Coop Woodstone who had starred on the reality series Masterchef.
Of course, the wine tasting area cannot be missed. We were offered wine tasting by a friendly guy (who we guessed was the son of the owners). He knew his wines well and was very generous with the tastings! Apart from wines, Crooked River also produces beers. The alcoholic ginger beer had the perfect balance of sweetness, tang and spiciness, and was perfect for a hot summer’s day like today. Mr. A was not leaving without bringing home a case of the ginger beer!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: Princes Highway & Willowvale Road, Gerringong NSW 2534
Phone: (02) 4234 0975
Our day trip to the South Coast:
Stop 1: Southern Gateway Centre
Stop 2: Mountain Range Farm / Dapto Community Farm
Stop 3: Crooked River Wines
Stop 4: St. Isidore (lunch)
Stop 5: Hyam’s Beach, Jervis Bay
Stop 6: Paperbark Camp and Gunyah Restaurant