Griffith Wine, Beer & Local Produce

"... the town [Griffith] is now a celebration of la dolce vita; families working together in wineries, olive groves, delis, cafés, pizzerias and gelato bars, bringing the flavours of Italy to the Riverina." -

Simone Henderson-Smart OUTthere Rex magazine January 2015 

The very essence of Griffith is all about food, wine, friends and family. More than 60% of the people of Griffith claim Italian heritage, and the early migrants brought with them their traditions of viticulture and market gardening and their passion for food. Known as the food bowl of the Nation, Griffith is a key agricultural food region of Australia, home to delicious Italian wines and rustic restaurants serving Italian influenced food. 

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    Griffith Winery Cellar Doors

    Griffith is home to many well known family wineries, such as De Bortoli Wines, McWilliam's Wines and is home to YellowTail. The region produces one in every four glasses of Australian wine. Visiting some of the cellar doors in the region is a must-do activitity!  Cellar Door and open details here.

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    Australian Beer Company, Yenda

    Named after the rustic and humble Riverina town in which it’s brewed, the Yenda craft beer range has been earning wide recognition and a loyal following since its introduction to the market last year. Read the story here.

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    • Billabong Bottleshop 11b Banna Ave Griffith
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    Roadside Produce Stalls

    One of the delights of visiting a regional place is the availability of freshly picked seasonal produce. Keep a keen eye out for roadside stalls which pop up throughout the year offering various seasonal produce including asparagus, blood oranges, mandarins, plums, oranges, grapes, apples, pumpkins, garlic, pecans and cherries. Keep some loose change in the car for the stall honesty box. 

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    Tomatoes

    The Atkinson family has established one of the largest tomato growing operations in Australia. Located on the outskirts of Griffith, this operation grows a significant proportion of the state's trellis tomatoes. 

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    Catania Fruit Salad Farm

    Farm Tours are an informative and tasty way to spend an afternoon. Available Monday to Saturday at 1.30pm (December and Sundays by appointment). Cost $15pp. Tour the groves of blood oranges, prunes and grapes and learn about the 100 years of farming history at Farm 43. You'll be delighted with the homemade produce, including preserves, sugarplums (prunes), wines and nuts. Read the story here.

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    • Farm 43 Cox Road Hanwood NSW 2680 0427 630 219
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    Codemo Smallgoods

    Codemo's recipe came over from the “Old Country” in the 1950’s, where Italo and Silvano Codemo used to help their elders to make their traditional home-made salami’s. The Veneto style salami is from the Northern region of Italy and the Calabrese style salami is from the Southern region of Italy.

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    Riverina Grove

    A passion for gourmet food and a rich variety of local produce combine to create Riverina Grove, Naturally Fresh! Riverina Grove offers the very best in Australian grown and manufactured gourmet produce. Read more about Riverina Grove in the Insiders Guide here.

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    • 4 Whybrow Street Griffith NSW 2680 02 6962 7988.
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    O'Donnell's Café & Organics

    The diverse, organic produce are key ingredients in the menu at O'Donnells and form an ideal basis for their range of delicious jams, preserves and juices. A blackboard features modern specials focusing on current seasonal produce and culinary trends. Read the story here.

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    • Centrepoint Building, Ulong St, Griffith
    • 02 6962 4666
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    Bertoldo's Bakery

    Nothing personifies Griffith’s Italian heritage quite like Bertoldo’s. They offer a stunning array of bread, biscotti, cannoli, gelato and nougat with virtually everything you see made by their own hands. Amazingly, most of the bounty for sale at any given moment was also made fresh that same day – starting at 5am, sharp. Read the story here.

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    • 150 and 324 Banna Ave, Griffith
    • 02 6962 7928 and 02 6962 3275
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    Dissenga

    Award-winning cold pressed olive oil, Three Fruit Marmalade and Whole Prunes in Port are just a few of the fine organic products by Riverina provedores – the Dissenga Family. Read the story here.

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    • Griffith Visitor Information Centre
    • 1800 681 141
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    Yarrow Park

    Yarrow Park olive grove, located at Coleambally, south of Griffith, is dedicated to the production of quality table olives and extra virgin olive oil. Discover the unique characteristics of the Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil range, varieties from Italy and Spain with interesting names; Leccino, Manzanilla, Picual and Arbequina. Read the story here.

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  • Redbelly Citrus

    Read the story here as appeared in The Insiders' Guide of Griffith's Mancini family who have been growing blood oranges in the region for over 20 years.

     

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  • Peddling Beans & The Roastery

    The Roastery opened it's doors in 2013 and subsequently Peddling Beans was created, the figurehead brand behind the relatively new café for Griffith where it's all about ethically sourced coffee. Pouches of freshly ground and coffee beans available.

    Read the story here from the Insider's Guide.

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    Italian Cafés

    There are many fabulous cafés in Griffith which specialise in delicious Italian dishes, scallopine, gnocchi, pasta and pizza. It will take you a week of lunching to get around them all ... well worth the exercise!

    More on Griffith's Cafes, Restaurants & Clubs.

    Read an article on Il Corso Café Griffith and Vita's Restaurant as appeared in the local guide Inside The Riverina.

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