Feasting locally is the catch-cry of Pennie Scott, aka the Bush Goddess, who has been championing foods grown in a small foot-print grown by farmers and gardeners.
This local food economy keeps money in the area and having access to fresher foods. When there is demand for locally produced products, more growers have opportunities to sell their produce; this is the basis of food security and sovereignty.
It is almost 25 years since the Statham family first planted vines at Rosnay, with olives and figs soon afterwards. Sam Statham is the vigneron and wine-maker with ten varieties providing numerous varietals and blends, all available for tastings and sales at the Cellar Door.
Pennie and Sam (also known as The Cook + The Wino) combine their energies and products to celebrate and complement the best from the Cowra Wine Region.
“There are so many wonderful products grown within 50kms of Canowindra which I use to create platter feasts,” Pennie explained.
“Feasting locally is easy with beef, lamb, pork, chicken and ducks all grown in pad- docks and sunshine which means they are healthy, and delicious”.
“I love buying from people I know and respect their knowledge and passion, and the money stays here,” she concluded.
Sam commented on the increasing number of visitors booking wine tastings with feasts and his delight at people who live locally also coming to feast on the wines and foods. “Guests are coming from Sydney and Canberra, plus Cowra, Orange and Young.”
Exploring your own backyard is great fun and delicious! Bookings can be made at www.rosnay.com.au/products/platters or for enquiries call 0427 441 107.