Food & Wine Experiences at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
A food philosophy: Seasonal, Regional and Organic Produce
The Wolgan Valley food philosophy is based on Seasonal, Regional, and Organic produce from local boutique farms, private growers and vintners and showcases Australia's exceptional fare with such specialties as Ormiston free-range pork, Mandagery Creek Venison and Oberon line trout, as well as local organic cheese from Jannei Goats Cheese Dairy and Olive Oil from Rylstone (Jamie Oliver’s favorite Olive Oil and one of the top rated oils in the world). Each evening dinner is a 6 course degustation menu served with matching local wines that hones in our Food and Wine philosophy, this menu changes on a daily basis and is a true showcase of our local food hero’s.
A thriving Kitchen Garden
Personal tour of the 1832 Heritage Kitchen Garden. Wolgan’s Kitchen Garden is based on the original vegetable and herb gardens which were created back in 1832 when the original homestead was built. Thriving today and bigger and better, these organic gardens supply the Wolgan kitchens with an array of seasonal and organic vegetables, fruit and herbs throughout the year. Guests can book a private tour of the gardens where they will be escorted by one of the Chefs and on-site Gardner’s to learn more about the rich history of the gardens and to help pick items that may be used on the daily menu!
Calendar of Food and Wine Events
Wolgan is home to a Calendar of Food and Wine events each year specifically designed to highlight the best of our region, including: Qantas Epicure featuring guest Chef – Neil Perry, Gourmet Traveller - Local Food Hero Showcase Event, Antonio Carluccio – Mushroom King / Truffle Fest, Merivale Collaboration featuring visiting guest Chef’s from the Merivale Collection in Sydney. These are just of the events scheduled for 2014.
Local Food Heroes of Mudgee
Self Drive or Escorted (with a resort Chef)– Local Food Heroes of Mudgee. A full day trip to explore the wine and food region that we source most of our produce from at the resort. You will have the opportunity to visit 4 family run wineries (includes Lunch at Lowes Family Wines and a visit to Steins Family Wines – Jacob Stein was named Gourmet Traveller’s Young Wine maker of the year for 2013”) you will have the opportunity to meet the growers and see behind the scenes, we also include a stop for tastings at the local organic Goats Cheese Dairy, Hazelnut Farm, Organic Honey Makers, Saffron and Olive Oil Farm.
Private Gourmet Picnic
Wolgan has half a dozen private decks scattered around the 4000-acre property. Our Field Guides will set up a gourmet picnic that includes lots of yummy local produce and wines all in a stunning and natural setting. You can ride your mountain bike, walk or have one our Field Guides drive you in person in a 4WD to your private spot and when you are finished the guides will take care of the packing up etc. Picnics on the property are ideal for couples and families alike. You will enjoy great food and wine, be at one with the spectacular scenery of the valley and you might even have a wildlife encounter.