Industry Profile - Food and BeveragesTo Economy
The food processing industry of New South Wales is the state's largest manufacturing industry accounting for a $28 billion yearly turnover. From local bakeries to commercial food production factories, New South Wales is home to a plethora of successful food production and processing industry. Crossing a number of diverse food sectors such as grain, poultry and confectionary, the food processing industry in New South Wales prides itself on its innovative work practices, research base and green energy focus and is closely partnered with the successful agriculture industry. The variety of growing conditions, established food packaging companies coupled with the state's well serviced transport routes have all helped make the New South Wales Food and Beverage industries so successful.
With a history that is as old as white settlement in Australia, New South Wales boasts one of the country's most profitable wine industries. With several successful production regions led by the Hunter Valley, Central Ranges and Riverina, New South Wales is internationally renowned for its award winning cold climate whites such as the Hunter Semillon and the signature Riverina botrytis sweet wines