The Pyrmont Wine Food and Art Festival will be hosted from the 17th – 26th of May around the beautiful Pirrama, Pyrmont area to promote and share the local produce of the Mudgee region. Lord Mayor Clover Moore commented on the benefits of city and country working together to deliver culturally rich and fruitful ventures for both those participating and visiting.
More importantly, The Pyrmont Food, Wine and Arts festivals is another great way that the City of Sydney and partners, has initiated in transforming Pyrmont. From an industrial brick district, Pyrmont is now a thriving hub of cultural events and activities.
The festival´s major outdoor event on the 18th and 19th of May, will be held at the award winning Pirrama Park. The weekend has been organized to celebrate the Pyrmont Art Prize, over 300 beautiful and diverse works will be on display and up for sale over the course of the weekend. The theme of the popular Pyrmont Art Prize, is small is beautiful, and there are opportunities to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including the People´s Choice Award.
The Mudgee region will also be showcased at Pirrama Park with the best local produce and wine on offer. The “Mudgee Way” has been recognized for its personality and charm, of the producer and their produce. There is a big focus on organic growing and building respect for the land, plants and animals that are part of the process. Moreover, a relationship between consumer and farmer has become a special and unique experience when visiting the Mudgee region.
Sue and Tony are the vibrant pair behind the artisan wine, Short Sheep. The name is a story in itself and one worth asking about. Short Sheep represents the Mudgee philosophy, in the way they engage the people around them, promote sustainable practice and offer a memorable experience in wine tasting and making. They are also very generous, Short Sheep support organisations like Wine to Water, SES, The Rural Fire Brigade and are releasing a “Graffiti Shiraz” to sponsor disadvantaged youth. For details about their wine-matched Pyrmont event, click HERE.
And of course, there is the produce. Stone fruits, golden olive oils, tapenades, honey, hazelnuts, pistachios, jams, wine jellies, chutneys, marinades and a range of fresh milk cheeses. It will be an absolute delight to not only taste these lovely treats but to also meet and greet the people behind them. The Pyrmont Festival will be a chance for Sydney siders to experience the country by the water and an event not to be missed.
There will be a variety of art and dining events over the 10 days, between the 17th – 26th of May. For details and costs of up and coming events visit WEBSITE.