Wine and dine in picturesque Pyrmont

Wine and dine in picturesque Pyrmont

A 10 day celebration of food and wine will showcase the best that Sydney and the Mudgee region have to offer at the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art this month.

Thirty of Mudgee’s best winemakers and gourmet food producers will collaborate with some of Sydney’s best chefs on exclusive dining experiences from 17 to 26 May. Choices will include wine and cheese tasting with live music at the Australian Maritime Museum, or partaking of a skilfully created feast by one of Sydney’s rising culinary stars.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the festival was a wonderful feature of Sydney’s event calendar, giving everyone the opportunity to attend intimate wine-matched dinners, longish lunches, breakfasts and tastings of some of Mudgee’s celebrated regional produce.

“The festival brings together some of the things that Sydney does best: location, wine, food and art,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Sharing delicious food, sampling some of the best wine from regional NSW and enjoying local entertainers is a wonderful way for Sydneysiders and visitors alike to experience the best the country has to offer without leaving the city.”

Over 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the festival, from the weekend-long outdoor Wine, Food and Art Fair at Pirrama Park, which includes the 7th annual Pyrmont Art Prize, and over 20 other exciting foodie events held by local businesses.

Now in its third year, the festival continues to help build the Pyrmont area as one of Sydney’s premier dining precincts and has established itself as one of the city’s best food and wine events.

For the first time, well-known Ultimo-Pyrmont cultural institutions will join in the celebrations with events at the National Maritime Museum, the Powerhouse and Sydney Heritage Fleet.

The annual event is hosted by the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Mudgee Wine and Grape Growers Association and Mudgee Region Tourism, and is supported by the City with a $20,000 cash sponsorship.

The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce received a village business partnership grant from the City – a program designed to drive development and revitalisation of city precincts – which has only added to its appeal as one of Sydney’s most vibrant villages.


Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art Highlights:

Friday 17 May 7am-9am

Breakfast on Pyrmont Bay at Doltone House

Come and celebrate the opening of the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art with a breakfast at Doltone House Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont. Guests will be treated to a glass of Huntington Estate sparkling wine from the Mudgee wine region, accompanied by a sumptuous Italian breakfast with executive chef James Kidman. Cost is $45 per person, with bookings essential at or on 02 8571 0622.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 11am-5pm

Wine, Food and Art in Pirrama Park

Visit the festival’s unmissable major event, where you can wander the stalls of Mudgee’s 30 top producers to taste unique gourmet fare and over 120 of the best wines produced in the heart of NSW. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family to enjoy Pyrmont’s best artists and entertainers, with live music and the annual Pyrmont Art Prize on show. Entry to the event is free.

Sunday 19 and 26 May 3pm-6pm

Live Music at Yots Café at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Enjoy a menu of High Valley’s Mudgee wine and cheese for an afternoon of relaxation to wind down the weekend, complete with free live music on the marina. No booking required.

Wednesday 22 May

Mudgee Wine dinner at NSW TAFE’s The Apprentice

Experience the future of fine dining in Sydney as Ultimo college’s ‘rising stars’ design, prepare and serve a five-star meal, with wine matching by Short Sheep Wines and Elliott Rocke Wines. Cost is $60 per person, with bookings essential on 02 9217 5527.


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For more information, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Jodie Minus.

Phone 0467 803 815 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Matt Levinson 0427 044 768 or


This event is presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and proudly supported by the City of Sydney, IGA ‘How the Locals Like it’, Mudgee Region Tourism Inc., Central NSW Tourism, Mid-Western Council, City News, City Hub, Bondi View, Inner West Independent, Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association and The Star.