30 Jul Welcome Spring!
The first Pyrmont Festival was held in May, 2011. It was an enormous success and returned as a yearly highlight each May for the following seven years.
Last year, when the sun set way too early, bringing a chill to two unseasonably warm days in Pirrama Park, it was decided that the event would be better served – and serve better – in the lingering warmth of Spring. So this year sees a September debut for Pyrmont Festival – and that’s not the only change…
After seven fruitful years with one of the state’s premier wine regions, Pyrmont Festival has teamed up with a another equally prestigious wine producing region – Orange.
Orange has had its official appellation as a wine growing region for just over 20 years, however the first grape vines were planted in the area as far back as the 1840s. The rich soil and high altitude make it ideal for growing cool climate wines with some of its finest offerings being Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Along with fine wine, Orange is renowned for fresh produce, with bountiful fruit orchards making it a basket picking destination for tourists. Foodies also circle Orange on their map as a place to go for high quality dining. The two ‘hatted’ restaurants in town validate that claim.
Of course Pyrmont Ultimo precinct can make its own boastful proclamations about world class dining. The range and concentration of eating establishments is enviable, with several of them displaying prestigious awards on the walls outside the frantic kitchens.
Pyrmont Festival includes a program of degustation meals, in which some of the best wineries from Orange are paired with a selection of fine local restaurants to create an harmonious tasting menu. It’s an opportunity to get the best of both worlds.
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