The Star -  Pyrmont  Festival + Mudgee region Wine Food Art.  Pirrama Park 18.05.2014,  Photographed by Fiora Sacco Copyright Reserved 2014, mob. 0418 263 125,    PR Contact  Margot Natoli Festival Producer 0410 338 331

The Pyrmont Festival, showcasing the best of Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region, returns for its sixth year on Friday 13 May 2016, with a ten day programme of wine and food alongside art displays and photographic exhibitions.

Visitors to Pyrmont, just two kilometres from the Sydney CBD and one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts, will have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city.

Participating Mudgee Wineries include Burrundulla Wines, Robert Stein Vineyard, Huntington Estate and Petersen’s, Mudgee Ridge, Moothi Estate, Walter Wines, Burnbrae Wines and Manners Wines.

Pyrmont eateries Blue Eye Dragon, Café Morso, Flying Fish, Bar Zini, The Apprentice, Brio, The Persian Room, Zebra Lounge, Le Trader, Quarryman Hotel, Dunkirk Hotel, Ovolo 1888, Gourmandise de Paris and Pyrmont Point Hotel will feature the best of their dining experiences, with Mudgee wines to match, at dinners and tastings across the ten days.

The selection of dining experiences include The Persian Room serving an authentic Persian three course dinner with matching wines from Robert Stein Winery on 15 May and The Apprentice at TAFE NSW Wine Dinner on 19 May, where menus are designed, prepared and served at five-star level by the rising stars of Sydney’s hospitality industry, with wines from Vinifera Wines.

Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar Chef, Stephen Seckold, will deliver an innovative four course degustation dinner, matched with Mudgee’s Manners Wines on 20 May and on 21May, Blue Eye Dragon’s award winning restaurateur Muriel Chen will host a ten course banquet at the heritage St. Bede’s Church Hall matched to wines from Mudgee’s Bunnamagoo Estate Wines. Also on 21 May the Pyrmont Point Hotel will be offering a taste of the freshest Mudgee produce with two glasses of Burnbrae Mudgee Wine.

The highlight of the Festival will be a two day event for the whole family in Pirrama Park on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May. Visitors will be able to meet winemakers, participate in tastings and sample a broad range of fine foods while listening to live music. Additional family entertainment includes a Hi-5 Live! show on Saturday 14 May, from 11am.

With the Festival becoming more successful with each passing year, Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, said “Pyrmont Festival is an outstanding example of a community focused business and industry collaboration and the City is proud to continue its support of this event and its growing popularity. The Mudgee region in Central NSW is one of the State’s oldest wine regions, known for its fine food, excellent art, music, nature and history experiences. It’s a region perfectly matched with Pyrmont, an inner city precinct that’s one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining destinations.”

The Mudgee Region is the third largest grape growing region in New South Wales and one of the oldest wine regions in the State. Mudgee can be reached by road as well as daily 50 minute flights from Sydney Airport.

The Pyrmont Festival runs until Sunday 22 May 2016.

Sandra Tiltman


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