This year the organisers of the very popular Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival have chosen to conduct the festival over a 3 day period with 3 events showcasing and merging  the very best of produce, products, restaurants Bangalow Cheese Co.'s Nashua Washed Rindand culinary excellence that our North Coast region has to present, together with wines, beer, cider and spirits. The northern rivers area is well known for the abundance of locally grown and in many cases, organically grown, produce. Much of this is grown in the Byron hinterland on the Alstonville/Wollongbar Plateau.


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A highlight of the festival will be performances by well-known artists Rachael Beck who grew up in Alstonville, Wendy Matthews as well as local entertainers.


Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner

The festival kicks off on Friday 10th July with ‘Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner’ with special guest Rachael Beck performing on the night.  It is wBBQ Prawn Skewers with Mango Saladonderful that Rachael is returning to perform here. The night will feature degustation style food, accompanied by wines and craft beers. This event will be held at the Ballina RSL Club.


Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour

The festivities continue on Saturday 11th with ‘Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour’. The bus tour will include a wonderful mix of venues, showcasing the best the Northern Rivers Region has to offer. Tour attendees will get to experience, explore, learn and partake in the offerings.






Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival



The actual ‘Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival’ on Sunday 12th July, will be conducted at the Ballina Jockey Club from 11am – 5pm featuring exhibitors, information sessions, demonstrations and quality entertainment. Again, Rachael Beck will be performing along with Wendy Matthews.
See for further information.

Looking for Self-Contained Accommodation?

Gallery14-lrgPines on the Plateau Boutique Lodges offer self-contained 4 star accommodation and would be perfect for visitors to the area wanting to experience not only the coastal scene at Ballina but the beautiful Alstonville Plateau. See their website for all details and make a call right now!




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Alstonville Accommodation






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