Lou Bruce began her career in Brisbane supporting big artists and now she calls Berrima NSW home. For Feast of the Beast this year Ellas Holidays rocked the forest with Lou on lead vocals.
Living in regional Australia is all about moving in harmony with the seasons and this affects all aspect of life in the Southern Highlands. Being able to buy fresh from local markets or farms means that the growing cycles are at the centre of life for all. Whether you are an executive, a producer, agri tourism operator, entrepreneur, winemaker, office worker or stay at home carer, we are all influenced by the harvest.
The Highland Harvest Feasts, a series of foodie events, was created to offer an authentic insight into how people, product and place all work together in this stunning mountainous greenbelt just two hours from our state and national capitals.
Our events are authentic dining experiences that connect you with nature as we bring to life seasonal customs that are a twist on past Pagan, Saxon, Nordic and Celtic banquets. Each feast has its own unique personality to match the time of year it celebrates.
Come and experience life in our heritage villages, dine in pristine wilderness, sip cool climate wines and meet the personalities that make this region, atop the great dividing range, so magical.
Far Ago Hill Wines
Cool Climate Wines
Far Ago Hill Canyonleigh Reserve Pinot Gris is produced by Katrina Hill, (a Sydney based interior designer and colour consultant) in her boutique vineyard located at Canyonleigh, NSW.
Artists for Effigy
Harriet Goodall and Penny Simons designed our Effigy for 2019 with support from Master Blacksmith Pete O’Meley, Luci Carney from Lucid Interiors, Joanne Dodd from Quarter Acre Farm and Amanda Fry, founder Highland Harvest Feasts.
Southern Highlands Brewing
The Southern Highlands Brewing Co was established in 2015 and quickly became a local success story. Two years later the Taphouse in Moss vale was added to the business.
The Fold Southern Highlands
The Fold is your guide to The Southern Highlands and gives you 24hr access to interesting and practical information about the area. What's on? What to do? Where to shop?
Mulled Wine Master
A respected Environmental Scientist now, if we go back a couple of hundred years to a winery on the shores of Bol, a small island off the Croatian mainland
Hillview Heritage Hotel
Garden Party Venue
A Former Vice Regal Retreat Built in 1882, the commanding summit gives Hillview its name and offers magnificent views of valleys, rivers and picturesque sunsets.
Bearded Brewer Coffee is passionate about coffee and people. We love making events the best we can with our amazing, environmentally sustainable coffee which we source direct from farmers all over the world.
In preparation for this years Winter Solstice dinner I embarked on a journey to write the most authentic piece of...
Award winning wine producer and interior designer Katrina Hill chats about the colour psychology of beige soil, why she wants...
“What a fabulous night. From the exciting journey to the hidden pocket in the state forest, to the costumes, food, fairy lights, music and fire pits. It was an exceptional experience.”
Feast of the Beast
Trip Advisor Review
“A Southern Highlands adventure set amongst the vines. A truely unique experience.”
Wine Harvest Feast
The Fold Southern Highlands
“a long winding road we entered via a door to a spectacular spectacle- fires, harps, spit toast, mulled wine. A warm and welcoming night was had- great food, stories, ritual and friendship. Thoroughly recommended!.”