While there doesn’t seem to be much there today on first glance, there are some very real hidden food and wine gems tucked away behind in the laneways and bridle tracks of Borenore: with some of Australia’s top winemakers, food producers, orchardists, craft beer brewers, cider makers, restaurateurs and boutique accommodation providers calling it home.
Australian pioneer, William Charles Wentworth, is recorded as the first European settler of the Borenore area in the 1820s, with the original village being established in the 1860s which soon grew to become a large settlement. The European settlers retained the Wiradjuri name for the area, ‘Bora Nora’, which refers to the nearby initiation ceremony grounds (Bora) and the overhanging rock (Nora) under which the ceremonies were held at the nearby sacred Borenore Caves.
Driving along the gumtree-lined country laneways will give you a real feel for regional Australia, both it’s European settler history and rich cultural Indigenous heritage. In addition to the Borenore Caves, we’ve highlighted 9 stops you need to discover on the Borenore Food and Wine Trail: we’ve put together a suggested itinerary for you for a self-drive explore along the Borenore Food + Wine Trail below…READ MORE