Cowra Winter Wanderlust

2024 Cowra Winter Wanderlust

The Cowra Winter Wanderlust celebration is back!

After the immense success of the first festival, Cowra Tourism Corporation have once again partnered with the Cowra Show Society Inc. along with a number of local businesses and groups to bring a full program of wonderful events to compliment the Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting.

With events to suit all, gather a group of friends, book your accommodation and spend the weekend in Cowra!

Join in on the festivities of the Cowra Wine Show weekend with the Cowra Winter Wanderlust Weekend running from July 19th till the 21st!


The Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting and Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show is back for 2024! Cowra is proud to have one of Australia’s largest wine shows and the Public Tasting is a signature event in the Wine Show Calendar.

Test your wine tasting skills against expert judges and sample some of the best wines from Australia’s top wine-growing regions. The wine judges take a week to sniff, taste and spit their way through over 900 wines during the Cowra Wine Show week.

This event will give wine lovers, wine buffs and those simply wanting to know more about wine an exclusive opportunity to sample the newly awarded gold, silver and bronze medal-winning wines. The vast array of wines has been entered by exhibitors from all the major wine-producing states in Australia.

Please note that this event is strictly 18+ and children including infants can not be admitted.

20th July 2024 I 6pm – 9pm I Cowra Showground Pavilion

Tickets: $60pp

Degustation Dinner at Oak on Kendal

Kicking off our wine show weekend, you're invited to indulge in a delicious 5 course degustation dinner! With a carefully curated menu made with fresh produce and paired with local wines, this is an evening not to be missed! Please note that this event is 18+.

Christmas in July

Thanks to our friends at the Lachlan Valley Railway, you can celebrate Christmas in July with this 3 course canape dinner! Hop aboard the newly refurbished MBV 931 Lounge Car and be transported back in time! Lovingly restored to its original glory, the Lounge Car is the latest addition to Cowra’s versatile function spaces and offers a variety of local wines and specialty beers. For those that are 18+, enjoy a free beverage on arrival.

Cowra Community Market

Kick off your wine show morning with an early morning stroll at the Cowra Community Markets! Open from 8am - 12 noon, this market boasts a wide variety of local fresh produce, diverse stallholders and local buskers. You can find locally grown fruit and veg, eggs, honey, oils and other pantry staples. There are also home baked bread, cakes, slices and biscuits, homemade preserves, homewares and gift ideas including clothing, candles, plants, collectables and bric-a-brac, tea and coffee, and so much more!

Camp Oven Cook Off

Everyone's favourite event is back! Join us at the Woodstock Hotel for their annual Camp Oven Cook Off! Each year, this event offers good food and good competition and the chance for you to warm up by the fire or with a beer or two at the Pub! See some talented local cooks battle it out across three categories; Best Main Meal, Best Dessert, and Most Creative. All money raised will be donated to Variety.

Meet the Winemaker

Enjoy a wine show warm up with this wine tasting! Come along to the Cowra Visitor Information Centre and meet our local vigneron Sam from Rosnay Organic. Sample 6 wines from the organic vineyard and some of the delicious produce including organic olives, figs, olive oil, pastes, and vinegar for a full tasting experience. Hear all of the stories about Rosnay’s history from the people who know it best! Please note that this event is 18+.

Wine Show After Party

Kick on after the Wine Show at the Imperial Hotel Cowra! Enjoy some live entertainment in the beer garden. Please note that management may refuse entry. 18+


Ease that sore head after the Wine Show with some hot food and a warm beverage served on board the MBV loungecar at the Cowra Train Station. Train Rides will be running too! Hop on board the Cowra Tourist Railway for ride that will take you from the Cowra Train Station to the Lachlan River Bridge or ask one of the knowledgeable volunteers about the extensive rail history in the town and across the region.


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