Berry will transformed into a food and wine hub for three days this September for the new South Coast Food and Wine Festival.
The popular tourist destination will host an array of activities like markets, food and wine tours, tasting, trade networking, master classes, live entertainment and a barbecue smoking contest.
“With the quality of produce in the region and the combined skills of the farmers, producers, chefs and restaurateurs we are really looking forward to showcasing them at an event dedicated to the South Coast,” managing director Sam Tooley said.
“We are excited to be working with some of the most iconic tourism and hospitality providers in Southern NSW with the likes of Biota Dining winning two Chef hats and Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook bringing the ‘wow’ factor to the event."
The festival has been given a helping hand from the state government with $20,000 in funding as part of the NSW Government's Incubator Event Fund.
The initiative helps organisers stage events in regional areas and help with things like marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research. Its aim is to get events off the ground and up and running, according to Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall.