The 2017 Pyrmont & Mudgee Region Festival is currently delighting Sydneysiders with a varied program running until May 27. Festival visitors have the opportunity to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, at the many events that include wine dinners and tastings, photographic exhibitions and art displays.
Participating Mudgee wineries include award winning cellar doors Moothi Estate, First Ridge Wines, Manners Wines and newcomers Slowfox and Elephant Mountain Wines.
The specially curated program pairing selected Pyrmont restaurants with premium wine labels from the Mudgee Region is one of the most acclaimed and popular features of the Festival. A customised menu is prepared by each restaurant, paired with matching wine, to create a highly enjoyable dining experience, however, each dinner is available for one night only.
Some of the highlights are the Apprentice and Peterson’s Wines Dinner on May 24, where the rising stars of Sydney’s hospitality industry prepare a four course meal of stuffed zucchini flowers, Hiramesa kingfish ceviche, braised beef cheek and roast pineapple matched with Peterson’s Wines.
On May 25, Flying Fish and Burnbrae Wines present an innovative four course dinner of vanilla cured ocean trout, Yellowfin tuna, lamb loin and apple mousse, matched with Burnbrae Wines.
The Pyrmont & Mudgee Region Festival is a regional collaboration between Mudgee Wine Association, Mudgee Region Tourism and Mid Western Regional Council, presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce with the City of Sydney. It is a unique opportunity for Mudgee Region to offer a taste of its award winning country charm to city dwellers and Pyrmont, just two kilometres from the CBD, to demonstrate its position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.
The Mudgee Region is the third largest grape growing region in NSW and one of the oldest wine regions in the state. Just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, Mudgee can also be reached by daily 45 minute flights from Sydney Airport.
The Festival concludes on May 27 with the Pyrmont Growers Market at Pyrmont Bay Park from 7.30 am to noon, offering a selection of fresh produce, artisan foods, gourmet delicacies and delicious ready made foods from local producers and farmers. Pizzaperta will also offer gourmet pizza with toppings paired with Mudgee Wines from Di Lusso Estate. Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond