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PYRMONT FESTIVAL EVENT DETAILS

PYRMONT + MUDGEE REGION FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS SEVENTH YEAR

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

April 2017: The Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival returns again in 2017 with a two-week program to showcase the best of both the Mudgee Region and Pyrmont.

Residing in the heart of Pyrmont from 13 – 27 May, visitors have the opportunity to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, with many events and experiences on the menu including wine dinners and tastings, photographic exhibitions and art displays.

Participating Mudgee Wineries in this year’s festival include award-winning cellar doors Moothi Estate, First Ridge Wines, Manners Wines and newcomers Slowfox and Elephant Mountain Wines. Paired with Pyrmont eateries including Pizzaperta, The Apprentice and Pyrmont Point Hotel, visitors will enjoy the best Mudgee wines amongst Pyrmont and the harbourside city views as the perfect backdrop.

The highlight of the festival is the annual headline weekend event in the city’s award winning Pirrama Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local and Mudgee region artists showcasing renowned Mudgee Sculptures, 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 and regional produce.

The festival will conclude with the Pyrmont Growers Market, offering a diverse range of artisanal food from local producers and farmers against the iconic backdrop of Pyrmont Bay Park on 27 May.

The Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival is a product of 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 1.5-hour drive from the Blue Mountains, Mudgee can also be reached by plane from Sydney Airport via a 45-minute flight, with flights departing daily.

The Star is Principal Partner for the Pyrmont Festival.

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN: Saturday 13th – Sunday 27th May 2017

WHAT : Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival 2017 A two-week festival showcasing more than 50 restaurants, wine bars, hotels, winemakers and artists from Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region.

WHERE: Pyrmont Festival dining precinct, with the headline weekend event, the Pyrmont & Mudgee Region Food & Wine Fair on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May.

PRICE: Free entry with wine tasting packages from $20

For more event information and accommodation, or for your chance to win a Reset Your Senses in Mudgee Region Escape, go to www.pyrmontfestival.com.au

*Editor’s note: Charges applicable for wine-tastings, with wine packages from $20.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Bedson
Klick Communications
emma@klick.com.au
02 8353 7116
0432 904 035

Pyrmont Festival Producer
Mick Roche
Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce
mick@pyrmontgrowersmarket.com.au
0412 366 165

Wine Festival Director
Mike O’Malley Thinc Marketing & Events
mike@thincmarketing.com.au
0418 112 031

THOUSANDS PREPARE TO SAMPLE THE BEST OF THE COUNTRY IN THE CITY

15 Days of Wine, Food and Art from Mudgee to Pyrmont Festival

May 2017: Experience the best of country life and produce this May when the seventh annual Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art hits Pyrmont, Sydney, from 13 – 27 May.

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.

The highlight of the festival will be a two-day free* headliner event in the City’s award winning Pirrama Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local and Mudgee region artists showcasing renowned Mudgee Sculptures, 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.

More information on dining highlights:

SAT 13 May – Bar Zini and First Ridge Wines                  02 9660 5718

Pyrmont’s own little slice of Florence presents great Italian food with wines from First Ridge. Three course meal $89 including matching wines. 6:30pm kick off.

WED 17 May – Made In Italy and Bunnamagoo Estate                  02 9518 8182

Made in Italy offers a four course degustation meal for only $49: Mini board of stuffed baby artichoke, Spaghetti alle Vongole, Wagyu beef Tagliata, and homemade Torroncino Semifreddo paired with Bunnamagoo Estate wines

THU 18 May – Persian Room and Naked Lady Wines                  02 9692 9299

Authentic Persian cuisine in the historic Jones Bay Wharf with water views; degustation menu matched with wines from Naked Lady

SAT 20 May – Blue Eye Dragon and Gilbert Family Wines                  02 9518 9955

Award winning restaurateur Muriel Chen hosts a multi course banquet at the Heritage Street Bede’s Church Hall matched to wines from Mudgee’s Gilbert Family Wines.

SUN 21 May – Metro Hotel and Moothi Estate                  02 9211 1499

The newly opened Gumtree Restaurant offers a 4 course degustation dinner of chilli chicken tenderloin; pan seared scallops; charred Riverina eye fillet; and a dessert of coconut and lime panna cotta. $80 per head. Matched with Moothi Estate wines.

WED 24 May – Apprentice and Peterson’s Wines                  (02) 9217 5527 

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. $75 per person.

THU 25 May – Flying Fish and Burnbrae Wines                                    (02) 9518 6677

An innovative four course dineer served in an industrial chic space with sweeping harbour views. Vanilla cured Ocean trout, Yellowfin tuna, Lamb loin and Apple mousse all matched with Burnbrae Wines. $120 per person.

FRI 26 May – Café Morso andVinefera Wines       (02) 9692 0111
On the water’s edge of Jones Bay Wharf, a finely crafted degustation menu matched with Peterson’s wines to delight you.

SAT 27 May – Pizzaperta and di Lusso Estate          1800 700 700
To conclude the Pyrmont Festival, Pizzaperta will offer gourmet pizza with toppings from the Pyrmont Growers Market paired with Mudgee Wines from Di Lusso Estate.

 

MUDGEE WINE SPECIALS                 

THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL

Edition Book Bar                  Baker William (02) 7900 3831

Pyrmont Point Hotel                  Peterson’s (02) 9660 1908

Pyrmont Cellars                  tastings (02) 9571 8555

FRI 12, 19, 26  6pm – 8pm

SAT 13, 20, 27 6pm – 8pm

 

 

Now in its seventh year, the program builds on the huge success of the 2016 Pyrmont Festival, which saw more than 28,000 attendees throughout the 15 days.

Presented by the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Sydney, in partnership with the Mudgee Wine Region, this 15-day festival program highlight’s Pyrmont’s position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.

It is a unique opportunity for Pyrmont, just two kilometres from the CBD, to demonstrate its diversity as a dining and lifestyle precinct. The events span art galleries, Pyrmont Wharf, Pirrama Park, Sydney TAFE and The Star, as well as restaurants, bars, bottle shops and cafes.

The Mudgee Region just 3.5-hours drive from Sydney in Central NSW is one of the State’s first established wine regions and the ideal location to Reset your Senses. It is renowned for its food and wine with more than 30 family-run boutique wineries, as well as excellent art, music, nature and history experiences.

The Star is Principal Partner and IGA is Corporate Partner.

For more event information, tickets and accommodation go to www.pyrmontfestival.com.au

*Editor’s note: Charges applicable for wine-tastings, with wine packages from $20.

For more information:

Media Contacts –

Emma Bedson
Klick Communications
emma@klick.com.au
02 8353 7116
0432 904 035

Pyrmont Festival Producer
Mick Roche
Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce
mick@pyrmontgrowersmarket.com.au
0412 366 165

Wine Festival Director
Mike O’Malley Thinc Marketing & Events
mike@thincmarketing.com.au
0418 112 031