It’s Pie Time!

Who doesn’t love a good pie, sweet or savoury, a crackling fire and some top-notch local wine? I sure do, which is why Pie Time in the Southern Highlands is one of my favourite times of year. It’s just one of the many festivals we are famed for!

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Steak pie with mashed potato, broccoli and gravy – YUMMY!

If you live here, you can make the most of our scrumptious pies on a daily basis. If you don’t, I strongly suggest you make the visit. Especially if you’re thinking of a tree change to this beautiful region.

The 2019 Pie Time judging happened this past weekend, the 1st of June. Our local pie makers in both the Home Bakers and Professional categories excelled – particularly more so than in previous years!

The overall winner was Heatherbrae Pies from Sutton Forest, while the Home Baker award went to Peter Chocquenot his sweet apple pie.  Radio 2ST host Angela Walsh won runner up in the Savoury Category for her authentic War Time pie. Perennial favourites and winners Gumnut Patisserie also took home a swag of trophies as did Stones Patisserie and Robertson’s Moonacres.

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What a happy and proud bunch of pie makers!!

We are so lucky to have so many amazing bakers and cooks here in the Highlands. Plus, a host of beautiful cool climate red wines to go along with their pies.

The Dates

Pie Time runs until June 30 and features many fabulous events. These include Pie Cycle and Wine Tours, Cooking Classes, Bon Fire and Pie Nights, culminating in a two-day Pie Fest at Bong Bong Racecourse on June 29 and 30.

The two-day festival will feature all kinds of pies, showcase the winners and feature other amazing local offerings like wines, brews, pickles and sauces and more.

For more information click here

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From left to right: Abby Jenkins, winner of the “Apprentice – Savoury” Category, Stones Patisserie, winner of the best “Sausage Roll/Pastie” category and Liz Rogers, winner of the “Sweet Category.

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Peter Choquenot took out the honours for the “Community – Sweet” Category


Love, Di xx

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