pyrmont food wine festival 2016

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15 Days of wine, food and art bringing together Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region in Sydney’s premier dining precinct.

Seven years after first causing a sensation, the Pyrmont Festival returns with a giant 15 day program. Guests have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the buzz of Pyrmont’s urban precinct, including a plethora of wine dinners and tastings, photographic exhibitions and art displays.

The highlight of the festival will be a two-day free headliner event at Pirrama Park on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th May (11am – 5pm). This year offers the biggest line-up of Mudgee wineries ever. 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
This year we introduce the Pyrmont Beer Garden offering visitors the opportunity to drink premium beer at a stunning harbourside location. Three independently owned Sydney based craft beer breweries will pour a rich array of lagers and ales.

A stage beside the Beer Garden will showcase local talent including the Pyrmont based singing sensation Hayley Jensen who first came to the country’s attention as a finalist on Australian Idol in 2004 and made a stunning appearance on The Voice in 2014. Her second recently released album debuted at number one on iTunes. Originally from rural NSW, Jensen has lived in Pyrmont for almost three years and is happy to be a local ambassador for the Festival this year.

Once again the popular Pyrmont Art Prize returns to the park. Launched a decade ago in 2007, local professional and student artists submit artwork on 12 inch square canvasses. Purchase art and vote for the People’s Choice.
Pyrmont Festival is a product of industry collaboration with Mudgee Region Tourism, Mid Western Regional Council and Mudgee Wine Association presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce (PUCC) with the support of the City of Sydney. It is a unique opportunity for 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 a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney in Central NSW, and is one of the state’s first established wine regions. It is renowned for its food and wine with more than 40 family-run boutique wineries, as well as excellent art, music, nature and history experiences.

On the edge of Sydney’s CBD, Pyrmont / Ultimo is Australia’s most densely populated suburb and the fifth largest centre of employment in NSW. Home to a number of start-ups and creative industries, these waterfront suburbs offer some of Sydney’s best urban dining experiences.

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Mudgee Wine Tasting package

Customers must purchase Wine Tasting Tickets and a Festival Wine Glass  to enjoy Wine Tastings.

There are two Glass and Token Sales tents – one at either end of Pirrama Park.

There are a number of packages available to suit individuals or couples tasting.

The packages are as follows:

  • Souvenir glass +5 tickets  = $20.00
  • Souvenir glass  + 10 tickets = $35.00
  • 2 Souvenir glasses + 10 tickets to share = $40.00
  • Extra sheets of 5 tickets  only  = $15.00

1 ticket  = 1 taste  (60mls) or 2 x 30ml tastes. Glasses are marked with pour lines to indicate the amounts to be poured.

3 tickets =  1 glass (Note some Wineries may charge more for ‘Premium’ Wines)


SATURDAY May 20 and SUNDAY May 21 11am to 5pm FREE ADMISSION


  • MUDGEE WINES IN PIRRAMA PARK Wine tasting packages start at $20. An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local artists, rides & children’s entertainment with around 100 stalls where guests can meet Mudgee winemakers, participate in tastings & sample a range of regional & local produce & fine foods. Mudgee Sculptures Park featuring more than 20 outdoor sculptures from Mudgee & Sculptures in the Garden artists. All works are for sale!
  • THE PYRMONT BEER GARDEN Visit our new pop up beer garden with three local craft breweries pouring their hearts and souls out. Pyrmont was originally named after a spa town in central Germany so what could be more fitting than our own craft beer garden at this year’s Festival?
  • PYRMONT STREET FOOD CORNER Five Pyrmont restaurants offer a range of global street foods. Sample delicacies from Vietnam, Iran, Greece, Italy and France
  • THE PYRMONT ART PRIZE Launched a decade ago in 2007, local professional and student artists submit artwork on 12 inch square canvasses. Purchase art and vote for the People’s Choice.

WIN a ‘reset your senses’ escape to Mudgee valued at $2500

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Win a Mudgee Region escape for two including flights, accommodation + more


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