Situated on the South West Slopes of New South Wales in the heart of the Hilltops Food and Wine Region, Young is renowned for glorious undulating countryside, vineyards, orchards, fascinating pioneering history, exciting events and for being known as the Cherry Capital of Australia!
Step back in time to the days of the early colony, enjoy the serenity of the Chinese Tribute Garden, and pick your own cherries, peaches and plums or sample award winning wines.
The Lambing Flat Chinese Festival is on 12th of April and provides the perfect incentive for visiting Young in the holidays. The town marks its turbulent gold rush history, the riots of 1861 and the important contribution of the Chinese in the development of Australia. The planned program of events is due to commence at 10am at Anderson Park with food and craft markets and conclude with Chinese Lion Dancing that evening.
The Wool Room Country Store is a destination for merino wool and natural fibre products year round. It is known for the Emu brand of quality Australian sheepskin boots, slippers and merino apparel. There is a wide choice of merino knitwear for men and women, soft underwear and tops as well as an extensive range of wool socks, scarves, gloves, hats and lanolin skin products. This unique store is also known for soft merino wraps and shawls for the newborn and beautiful baby items. Owner, Kate Sevier is passionate about Merino products, stocks knitwear, accessories, underwear, sheepskin boots and knitting yarn.
Take a 30 minute, self-directed history walk through the centre of town and discover the meaning behind some of the town’s distinctive landmarks, or fossick in the town’s gold mining area at Blackguard Gully. Go exploring in the shopping precinct, savour the best of local food and wine in the town’s cafes, pubs, bakeries and restaurants.
Gromark Genetics – The versatile breed – Kate Sevier breeds Yangoora Gormark Rams near Young, all with LAMBPLAN Australian Sheep Breeding Values for both maternal and terminal carcase traits of growth, fat and muscle.
These versatile, easy care sheep with sound structure and conformation and white crimped wool offer the commercial producer more options in their production system. After breeding for over 20 years, Kate Sevier understands the importance of temperament of the prime lamb ewe, fertility, mothering and milking ability, wool and carcase attributes that contribute to quick growing lambs.
Try the rams yourself, they offer flexibility of markets and ease of management for good returns!
Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory – where every day is a great day! – Poppa’s is open seven days a week offering guests a wide range of locally and freshly made jams and chutneys.
For people with a sweet tooth there is a huge range of delicate chocolates and tempting lollies as well as their well known freshly made fudge. All the fudges, jams and chutneys from Poppas Fudge Factory are made in store from fresh produce. They also offer a huge range of giftware and homeware for the ideal present or addition to your home.
Poppa’s can also organise catering for 300 people; for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. Coaches are welcome.
By Jessica Jenkins