food, wine + brews trail

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Be sure to tell them you're doing the Discover Magazine food, wine and brews trail and they'll point you in the right direction.

Start at Ricardoes Tomatoes + Strawberries (open weekdays 7am, weekends 8am) where you can pick your own strawberries.

Next stop is Cassegrain Wines (open weekdays 9am to 5pm, weekends and public holidays 10am to 5pm, restaurant daily 10am to 4pm), one of the premier tourist destinations in Port Macquarie. Taste their award winning portfolio of full flavoured yet soft and elegant wines that are enjoyed locally and internationally.

Then head over to Abundance Lifestyle + Garden + Cafe (open weekday 9am to 4pm, weekends 8am to 4pm, closed public holidays). Relax and enjoy their scrumptious menu in serene surroundings overlooking the picturesque lake, then take a rambling walk through the garden centre and have a look at the beautiful range of homewares.

Head back to the Oxley Highway, turne right, then left into Bago Road and follow the signs to Bago Vineyards + Maze (open 7 days 9.30am to 5pm). Taste some of their fabulous wines and local cheeses and the kids will just love the beautiful garden maze!

Now back to the Pacific Highway, head north and then turn right at the sign for Long Point Vineyard + Art Gallery in Lake Cathie (open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm). Visit their amazing outdoor sculptures, taste their boutique wines and sample their unique products.

Next head to the Little Fish Restaurant + Vineyard overlooking lush vineyards of the Innes Lake Estate (open 7 days for wine tastings 10.30am to 3.30pm, Restaurant open 10am to 2.30pm).

Then on to The Little Brewing Company (Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm) and taste the fantastic range this boutique brewery has to offer. Their famous brand Wicked Elf is not to be missed.

Lastly, head over Lake Road and on to The Black Duck Brewery (Wednesday to Friday 11am to 6pm, Weekends 11am to 4pm, other times by appointment). Here you can try a tasting paddle of all eight beers and a ploughman's platter filled with local goodies to enjoy.


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