Our Guide to the Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

Marlo Perry
1st Aug 2016

Cancel all your meals from Thursday onwards, because Sydney’s Good Food and Wine Show starts on Friday and you are going to want to arrive hungry.

Held at Sydney Showground and running until Sunday evening, there is so much to enjoy whether you’re a casual foodie or a full-blown connoisseur. So, to help you plan your visit, we’ve selected the top five things to indulge in at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show.

Eat – No matter what your favourite cuisine is you won’t leave the show disappointed. With a range of exhibitors both new and established, sweet and savoury, you’ll be able to get your hands on some old favourites or broaden your horizons and expand your palate. The Grazing Garden is where you’ll find some more substantial meals on the go, or if it’s a mixture of flavours you are after, take a spin around Artisan Square to support some local producers.

Drink – If you’ve never experienced your beverage of choice out of a specially designed Riedel glass then now is your time. With a 260-year history of design Riedel knows how to bring out the best in wine through the unique shape and size of the glass. In their masterclass, held on Sunday, you will learn to recognise the distinct differences that three Riedel wine glasses bring out. Included in the $99 ticket price is a set of Riedel Veritas wine glasses (valued at $180) and a copy of Gourmet Traveller magazine.  

Watch – Kylie Kwong, Gary Mehigan and Matt Moran are among some of the chefs giving demonstrations and sharing their tips in the Good Food Theatre. Starting from 11am each day, the demonstrations are open to all ticket holders so don’t miss your chance to learn from some of Australia’s finest.

Make – If you’re a little heavy handed when pouring cocktails, or simply don’t know how to mix one at all, then the Spiegelau Cocktail Masterclass is the one for you! Learn how to build the perfect cocktail and compete for prizes. Tickets to the class are $49/pp and each participant receives a set of four Perfect Serve glasses from Spiegelau (valued at $80) and copy of Gourmet Traveller magazine.

Buy – There will be plenty to sample and loads to purchase to feast on later from over 200 local, national and international suppliers. Empty out your boot or bring your strongest friend because you’re going to need some help getting home all those tasty morsels.