Pyrmont Festival: Wine Food + Art

Rebecca Varidel
12th May 2015

10 Days of Wine, Food and Art from Mudgee to Pyrmont Festival

This Friday marks the beginning of the fifth annual Pyrmont Festiival + Mudgee Region Showcase. From 15 to 24 May, Pyrmont will play host to Mudgee’s best food, wine and art experiences, giving Sydney people the chance to delve into the charm of the country, within their own backyard.

The Mudgee Region has a range of vineyards that will be offering high-quality wines at the festival, including relative ‘newcomers’ Yeates Wines, Baker Williams Distillery, Short Sheep Micro Winery and Mudgee Ridge Wines, as well as old favourites including Burrundulla Vineyard, Robert Stein Vineyard, Lowe Wines and Huntington Estate. Mudgee Region is also home to an abundance of exotic Mediterranean wine varieties, including Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Tempranillo.

The festival headliner is a two-day outdoor Wine, Food and Art event with free entry* in Pirrama Park on the weekend of 16 and 17 May. Guests can meet the wine-makers and taste more than 150 wines, as well as sample a broad range of fine foods at more than 50 stalls.

And River Cottage Australia, host Paul West will join the Pyrmont Festival in Pirrama Park on Sunday 17 May to cook up a storm with Mudgee produce, courtesy of Subaru Australia.

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•19th May – The Apprentice at TAFE NSW Wine Dinner – A dining experience where menus are designed, prepared and served at five-star level by the rising stars of Sydney’s hospitality industry, with wines from Bunnamagoo Estate. Tickets $65 pp.
•20th May – Signorelli Gastronomia will host an incredible four-course dining experience with all courses expertly matched with Huntington Estate Wines. Tickets $80pp.
•20th May – The Sydney Connection Progressive Dining Walk. Strictly limited to just 10 guests, this one-night only event highlights the diverse range of hospitality options available in the Pyrmont precinct. Locations include Gallon Bar for a pre-dinner drink, Brio for contemporary Australian food enjoyed in an historic Terrace, The Persian Room for authentic, aromatic Persian delights on a candle lit terrace, and then finishing up at LuMi for some casual fine dining. The event will be from 6.30 -10.30pm with tickets at $150pp.
•21st May – ‘Progressive Dinner Safari’ at Harbourside Darling Harbour where guests can drink in the beautiful views while enjoying signature dishes from four of the Centre’s best restaurants, Cohibar, Zaafran, Criniti’s, and Cyren, all matched with Mudgee Region Wines. All proceeds from the Dinner will benefit Barnados Australia. Tickets $100pp.
•22nd May – Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar presents a four course degustation with Wines from Mudgee’s iconic Huntington Estate. Tickets $120pp.
•22nd May – At Cafe Morso on the water’s edge of Jones Bay wharf, Chef Justin King will deliver a finely crafted menu matched with Bunnamagoo Estate Wines to delight you. Tickets $99pp.
•23rd May – Blue Eye Dragon’s award winning restaurateur Muriel Chen hosts a 10-course banquet at the Heritage St. Bede’s Church Hall matched to Wines from Mudgee’s Gooree Park Wines. Tickets $80pp.
•23rd May – Bar Zini Cafe and Wine Bar, Pyrmont’s own little slice of Florence, presents great Italian food with wines from Mudgee’s Vinifera Estate. Tickets $70pp.
•Throughout the Festival, Pyrmont ‘locals’ can sample great Mudgee Wines and even Spirits at Pyrmont venues including Foundry 616, 1888 Hotel, Pyrmont Point Hotel, Brio Tapas and Bar, Made in Italy and Biaggio Cafe’.