Good Food & Wine Sydney Round-Up

Chloe Varga
9th Aug 2015

Held at the Sydney Show Ground and running from August 7th to August 9th the Good Food & Wine Show played host to some of this nation's best food and wine producers- with a cornucopia of cheeses, regional wines, chocolates and food trucks.

There was a buzz about the pavilion as show-goers worked their way through lines of wine tasting and danced through the aromatic haze of fresh food stalls cooking their samples. A word of advice, next year come hungry as you will be spoilt for choice of samples and food trucks alike to eat from.

Some highlights from Tuckers Natural Cheese Alley were the diary delights from European Cheeses and Shaw River Buffalo Cheese stalls. European Cheeses offered some of the more popular and stronger varieties of traditional UK cheeses such as the orange Shropshire Stilton and a flavoursome Porter cheese.

Pioneers in the water buffalo milk business are Shaw River Buffalo Cheese. Offering a diverse and rich range of cheeses which are rich in their freshness and quality. The Smoked Buffalino isn’t overpowering in it’s smokiness but tasted like a traditional European cheese.

For the oenophile’s there was an impressive range of boutique and organic wines available from a large cross section of Australian regions. The acclaimed Australian wine crafting regions of the Barossa, Hunter Valley and McLaren Vale had their own areas for tasters to visit.

Razorback Ridge Wines located in Sydney’s south west Macarthur region had a beautiful selection of hand picked and crafted wines. Natasha’s Sparkling Rose is a crimson pool of berry infused crispness and encapsulates the freshness of district.

With the increasing popularity of organic wines, Tamburlaine Wines from the Hunter Valley region pride themselves on their organic appraoch. With an extensive range of varieties, the winery also offer a specialised sulphur free range. Embracing a sustainable and organic approach also makes this boutique winery exceptionally popular.

Scoring an impressive 96 from renowned wine review James Halliday the 2012 Schiller Shiraz from Schwarz’s Wine Co is robust in flavour, laced with black fruits and leaving a juicy taste on the palette. It was one of the most impressive wines of the day and would make for a fabulous celebratory wine.

Selected from one of the many popular Sydney food trucks: from Agape Organic and Eat Art Truck to fresh handmade gozleme from Ottomans Catering, or fresh rolls from the Pulled Pork Place. There was something for everyone with an enticing selection range of menus.

Truffle lovers were in heaven at the Great Southern Truffles stand. The organic truffle oil is potent liquid gold, bursting with earthy flavours crafted organically. Characterised with only the best ingredients, these Western Australians truffle producers know their stuff.

For all things Mexican, Monterey Mexican Foods deliver a mouth on fire experience with their firecracker range of spices, sauces and dips. These guys are based in Sydney and have all the Mexican flavour favourites available for purchase.

Overall the show was a fabulous showcase of Australia’s produce, packed with a wide selection of providores. It was a great opportunity to explore the different Australian regional areas and what they have to offer as well as been able to attend celebrity chef sessions to learn from the culinary greats.