The Southern Highlands in NSW is home to many of Australia's best pies so they created a month-long pie celebration called 'Pie Time'. Over 40 local cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels, bakeries and cellar doors will have signature pies on their menus with most including value-added extras for the month of June. I joined a busload of food bloggers to discover what 'Pie Time' is all about. We discussed the big questions: savoury pies vs sweet pies? Sauce or no sauce? Do you eat a pie with or without cutlery? Does a pie need a lid? Share your pie preferences in the comments below the post!
We met Russ the baker, who showed us the kitchen and we saw pies being made!
Our next stop was a pie and pinot lunch and wine tasting at Cuttaway Hill Winery.
You can get a Duck and lemon pie and glass of Pinot for $10 for the month of June.
Next stop was beer tasting and an Eden Pie at Eden Brewery.
Then it was off to The Cooks Cooking School to make our afternoon tea!
One of the many apple pies we made!
Our final stop was at Tractorless Vineyard where we learnt about pinot bubbles making. I liked seeing how they bottle the sparkling!
Tractorless Vineyard are doing a matched pie and pinot in collaboration with @Coffeeculturebowral for the month of June. They were absolutely delicious and I highly recommend stopping by and getting this!
We experienced just a taste of what's on offer during Pie Time, but there are many special events on during the month as well as lots of pies to try! Visit www.pietime.com.au for all the details.
Eileen was a guest of Threesides Marketing and Destination Southern Highlands in experiencing Pie Time. This blog post is unsponsored and all opinions are Eileen's own.