It was a long 26km out to Heatherbrae’s Pies Sutton Forest. Winding country roads were well suited to a Sunday motorcycle ride. Alas, I’d have to proceed on two feet! Plenty to see with alpaca farms and cellar doors in abundance particularly along the final stretch of the run along Sallys Corner Road. The Pinot grape being the pick of this cool climate region.
Heatherbrae’s Pies is the most convenient location to grab a pie on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Canberra. We visited on a Sunday and they were doing a roaring weekend trade. With plenty of indoor seating, there is plenty of room to dine-in to take a break from the road. You can also get a shot next to the iconic FJ Holden ute fitted with a pie warmer on the back.
- Distance: 26.6km
- Pie Time: 2:25 mins
A wide selection of pies was available from the standard issue to gourmet. Two specials were on offer in celebration of Pie Time. So it was decided we’d go with the specials
- Pies: Beef Burgundy; Duck with Lemon Pepper.
- Pastry: Pastry was soft and flaky, no complaints!
- Filling: The duck and lemon pepper wasn’t our favourite filling, the beef & burgundy though was a hearty winter warmer to take the chill out of the bones. There are so many options to try at Heatherbrea’s Pies that I can’t imagine anyone goes away disappointed.
- Cost: $7 for the special pies of the week.
- Sauce tax: None! Tomato & BBQ sauce available in abundance at the self-serve counter.
We stopped into the Tractorless vineyard cellar door in Suton Forest after the run. The unique ‘tractorless’ farming technique uses sheep, designed to provide a sustainable way of producing grapes and without the use of pesticides. We’ll be doing a special write up on Tractorless Vineyard shortly. Also look out to their bonfire night on 9 June!