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RUSSELL MORRIS TO HEADLINE TUMBAFEST 2018
31 Jul 2017 2:39 PM

Tumbafest 2018 is thrilled to announce Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist and Australian Icon, Russell Morris as headline ac...

Council launches community engagement program
8 Jun 2017 11:00 AM

Snowy Valleys Council will launch its exciting new Snowy Valleys Up Close project on Wednesday 7 June 2017, with the aim to encourage local residen...

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR ICONIC TRACK
8 May 2017 9:29 AM

The iconic Hume and Hovell walking track is now online, with a dedicated website launched in April.Snowy Valleys Council Tourism Promotion Officer ...

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE & DISRUPTIONS - Paddys River Falls
4 Apr 2017 4:36 PM

Please be advised maintenance works and improvements are currently underway on the access road to Paddys River Falls, near Tumbarumba. Delays may b...

TUMBAFEST 2017 – EVENT SURVEY
7 Mar 2017 9:06 AM

The Tumbafest Event Committee would love to hear what you thought about Tumbafest 2017 – your feedback is greatly appreciated so they can improve t...

Food and Wine

Experience the flavours of the Tumbarumba Region. Discover a magical place surrounded by idyllic mountain peaks; natural bushland; expansive vineyards; lush agricultural pastures; and crystal-clear streams brimming with trout.

The cool mountain climate with high sunshine hours and brilliant light provides favourable growing conditions for some of the best cool climate food and wine in Australia.

Challenge your tastebuds, and engage the senses. Step off the beaten track and meet local producers. Hear the story behind the food and taste the difference of seasonal, fresh produce.

Truffles

Tumbarumba’s cool climate is perfect for growing the rare and highly prized fungi. Truffle seeking dogs sniff out the mature truffles from late June to early August. Locally grown truffles match perfectly with Tumbarumba’s premium sparkling wine.

Blueberries

Tumbarumba’s climate is well suited to growing blueberries. The chill factor over the winter produces a more intense flavour and higher quality blueberry, which also contributes to a greater shelf life.  The blueberry harvest season runs from late December to mid March, and export grade fruit must be hand harvested, resulting in an influx of fruit pickers in the summer months.

Chestnuts

The sub alpine growing conditions at Tumbarumba provide an ideal climate for growing chestnuts. Chestnuts have been found to produce a better crop when they are subjected to chilling during the dormant period - frosts and snowfalls are beneficial rather than harmful to chestnut trees. Tumbarumba’s chestnuts are renowned for their easy peeling and superior sweet flavour.

Olive Oil

The Tumbarumba region is home to a number of olive groves. The cold winter and hot summer temperatures provide the climatic conditions for producing a range of olive oil varieties. A cooler winter gives a longer growing season which produces a superior quality olive and thus, olive oil.

Raspberries

Raspberries require an extensive chill period in winter for normal bud break and flowering. A sufficiently cold winter means that dormancy requirements can be met. The raspberry season is from mid December to late January.

Beef

The Tumbarumba region has a reputation for being some of the best beef cattle grazing country in Australia. A popular breed of beef cattle, the Murray Grey was developed in the Upper Murray Region near Tumbarumba. Cattle graze on rolling green hills and sheltered valleys with spectacular mountain backdrops. The abundance of feed means that premium grass fed beef is a specialty, with no added growth hormones.

Lamb

As well as being ideal for beef cattle, Tumbarumba is renowned as one of the best prime lamb farming regions in Australia. Reliable rainfall in winter and spring provide high quality natural feed all year round.

Where to eat

For a taste of local Tumbarumba produce, Elms Restaurant and Nest Cinema Cafe have regularly changing seasonal menus using fresh local produce. Nest hosts a monthly produce and handmade market, as well as selling local produce at the cafe.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the beautiful Tumbarumba region and sample the best of the cool climate produce that Tumbarumba has to offer. Click here for information on Tumbarumba wines.