If you’re looking for something outside of Sydney to do this October Long Weekend, The Southern Highlands are happy to provide plenty of fodder. I’m actually heading down myself for a brief sojourn at Biota Rooms (including dining at their award-winning restaurant). Whilst down there I hope to check out Marist Wines at Mittagong who are launching their best pinot gris in five years.
I’m also hoping to pop in at Joadja Town to see their new whisky distillery after a gourmet snag or two at the Hot Canary Gourmet Meats BBQ (from 11am on Saturday 4th October). Of course I’ll have to stop in at the picturesque Exeter Farmers’ Market on the way – it’s set across a gorgeous village green – and on Sunday 5th October I am finally going to take a tour of the Lisun Exotic Mushroom Tunnel, which has been tempting me for years.