7. DYO (do your own) produce trail
Autumn and winter are ideal months to hop in the car and venture out on a do-it-yourself style tour of local food, wine, and beverage producers of the Toowoomba region.
Start off at Pechey Distilling Co, Toowoomba region’s first artisan distillery, where small batches of quality gin, vodka, and liqueurs are produced from a historic homestead located between Hampton and Crows Nest.
Our pick of the bunch? The new ‘Madam Myrtille’s Gin’, a bespoke gin concoction that can only be sampled and purchased on-site.
For wine aficionados, spend an afternoon with great food, live music, and wine at Rosalie House Vineyard, Cellar Door and Restaurant in Lilyvale Valley.
If you’re staying central, support local farmers and food makers every Saturday under the windmills at Cobb & Co at the Toowoomba Farmers Market or buy fresh and locally sourced produce from The Farm Shop at Westbrook.
Finish up your culinary journey at Metiisto Artisan Chocolate, a local producer that delivers on the sentiment that chocolate is happiness you can eat.
At this stop, you can sample award-winning chocolates every Saturday (when the factory doors are opened to the public).