They is nothing like giving the media way too much wine to make sure we write a good story. That was the case this week as Clover Moore launched this years Festival.
The festival is a collaboration with Mudgee Region Tourism, Mid Western Regional Council and Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Inc, presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce with the City of Sydney. So as you can imagine we were all treated to a great night out, but this was only a sample of what you can try too.
Five years after first hitting the Pyrmont Precinct, Pyrmont Festival returns with a giant 10 day program to showcase the best of the Mudgee Region and Pyrmont.
Guests have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, including a plethora of wine dinners and tastings, photographic exhibitions and art displays.
Mudgee Wineries include Burrundulla Wines, Robert Stein Vineyard, Lowe Wines, and Huntington Estate. Pyrmont eateries, including Blue Eye Dragon, Café Morso, Flying Fish and the new LuMi bar & dining will showcase the best of their dining experiences with Mudgee wines to match at lunches, dinners and tastings across the 10 days.
“The Pyrmont Festival is an excellent example of industry collaboration. Mudgee food and wine producers lift their profile in Sydney and Pyrmont businesses benefit from increased activity in the area. The City is pleased to support this event which has over the past five years helped Pyrmont emerge as one of Sydney’s most exciting food destinations. I look forward to seeing you at this diverse and lively festival.” Clover Moore, Mayor of the City of Sydney.
The highlight of the festival will be in the form of a two-day free* headliner event at Pirrama Park on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May (11am – 5pm). An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local artists, rides and children’s’ entertainment and approximately 100 stalls where guests can meet wine-makers, participate in tastings and sample a broad range of fine foods.
From the launch my favourite was Salted caramel tart, popping candy Wine Match - Baker Williams Distillery Butterscotch Schnapps. If you have a sweet tooth you have to try!
Also look out for some great art with the Ninth Annual Pyrmont Art Prize, with Creative Sparks - This features more than 250 artworks with thousands of dollars in prizes on offer, as well as artists from Mudgee Region collaborating on a Sculpture Garden mounted throughout Pirrama Park.