The event is a delicious opportunity to taste your way around 120 different wines from 20 of the Mudgee Region's top winemakers. To add to the sensory feast, browse art in the 6th Annual Pyrmont Art Prize, a community event featuring over 300 pieces by budding and established artists. The day also serves up gourmet goodies from Mudgee’s fine food producers, live music, kids entertainment and food stalls.
As one of Sydney’s newest food and wine fairs, it is also the biggest event in the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art’s program, from 18-27 May.
Admission to the day is free from 11am-5pm. Mudgee wine tasting packages including tasting tokens with a souvenir glass start at just $20 and can be purchased on the day. Meet the friendly winemakers from newcomers Walter Wines, Quilty and Short Sheep Wines, alongside established favourites like Lowe Wine, Huntington Estate, Robert Stein Winery and High Valley Wine & Cheese Company.
Pirrama Park is a stunning new waterfront venue at the end of Harris Street in Pyrmont. A former Water Police site it was transformed by the City of Sydney to offer grasslands, tree-lined pathways, picnic areas and views over Blackwattle Bay.
Other ‘Mudgee Wines in Pirrama Park’ highlights:
- My Kitchen Rules - if you are a home-cook hero, meet the crew from ‘My Kitchen Rules’ who will be coming down to seek out contestants for their next TV series
- Art - have your photo taken by North Sullivan for the ‘Pyrmont Faces’ Public Art Project. And view ‘Paintings of Pyrmont’, an exhibition by Jane Bennett
- Cycle to the event - the quickest way to get to the Park is to cycle, but come in style as there is a ‘Tour de Pyrmont’ best dressed bike and rider competition being judged by Nell Schofield. Ample free bike parking will be provided and you can download route maps from the Festival website
- Win a Mudgee holiday and Mudgee wine - mixed dozens of Mudgee wine will be given away plus a ‘Luxurious Sensory Escape Weekend’ in Mudgee valued at over $1,000
The Mudgee Region is 3.5 hours drive from Sydney in Central NSW and is renowned for its food and wine with around 40 family-run boutique wineries.
Date: Sunday 20 May 2012
Location: Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
For more information go to www.pyrmontfestival.com
This event is presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and proudly supported by the City of Sydney, Destination NSW, IGA ‘How the Locals Like it’, Mudgee Region Tourism Inc, Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association and The Star.
This Festival supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and its Regional Tourism Partnership Funding Program.
For more information see also the article in this Magazine on April 03, 2012
and also on April 26, 2012