The development of a gourmet foodie trail through the South Coast has reached another milestone, with an interactive website soon to launch.
Gourmet Coast Trail is calling on the region's unique food and drink businesses to join the trail and have their experience added to the website so food lovers can start planning an itinerary.
In late 2020, Dignams Creek truffle farmer Fiona Kotvojs was successful in sourcing a grant from Food Innovation Australia that allowed 10 initial businesses to help establish the trail and develop their products and experiences.
Now the invitation is out for others to join them ahead of the website's launch in time for winter.
Greg Lissaman of Broadwater Oysters on the Far South Coast is one of the founding members of Gourmet Coast Trail and said they hoped to have around 70-80 "experiences" available by launch.
"People will be able to find those things they may not have known about previously but can add to their itinerary, therefore encouraging them to stay longer," he said.
"It also highlights the synergies between businesses right along the coast.
"There was a bit of a gap in the market where people from Sydney or Canberra could look at experiences that crossed council boundaries.
"All the councils have been great in supporting it as it will draw people right down the coast."
Dr Kotvojs was also very excited about the initiative.
"I didn't realise just how much quality produce we have in the region until I started this. It's a real strength of this area," she said.
"We've even had visitors from key gourmet food regions say they felt there was more diversity and better quality of food here than anywhere else."
Apply to join the Gourmet Coast Trail by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.