The Mudgee region will be on show to Sydneysiders again this year, with the return of the Pyrmont and Mudgee Region Festival.
The two-week program showcases the best of the region to the Sydney market.
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.
Now in its seventh year, the Pyrmont Festival’s partnership between the city and the Mudgee Region is attracting interest from other regions keen to replicate its promotional power.
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 the weekend of May 20-21.
The event is 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 artisan food from local producers and farmers against the iconic backdrop of Pyrmont Bay Park on May 27.
The Pyrmont and 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 the 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 City of Sydney has given a commitment to continue supporting the event until 2018.