Get ready to celebrate the flavours of NSW at The Sydney Morning Herald NSW Food and Wine Festival presented by Citi - which launches on February 21 and runs until March 21 in 2014.
Now in its seventh year, the month-long festival is a must for serious food and wine-lovers. The program focuses squarely on the best from our backyard: fresh produce, farmyard cheese, olive oil, smallgoods and more, plus the finest wines from across the 14 regions of NSW. And it’s all happening in partnership with the growers, winemakers, artisan food producers, chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and bars from Sydney and beyond.
To kick things off, the top wineries of NSW head to the city for one of Sydney's favourite weekends, the Sydney Cellar Door (Hyde Park, February 21-23). It’s a marvelous opportunity to sip and sample your way around regions as diverse as Orange, New England, the Riverina, Hilltops and of course, the Hunter. Meet award-winning winemakers from wineries such as Ross Hill and Logan from Orange, Hungerford Hill from the Hunter and Cherry Tree Hill from the Southern Highlands.
Whether you come with your family, a group of friends or perhaps out-of-town visitors, take a taste tour of our regions with guided winemaker and food-matching sessions. There will be park-friendly picnic fare from Good Food Guide-rated restaurants such as Biota Dining (Regional Restaurant of the Year for 2014), Porteno, Bodega and Food Society. The hot new ‘on-trend’ eatery Nomad will put their spin on house-made cheeses, smallgoods and more. And artisan produce stalls include Feast on Mudgee, Salt Meats Cheese and Pukara Estate olive oil. To add to the atmosphere, there will be live music throughout the weekend including the seven-piece band and DJ combo Martini Club, and Michelle Martinez from The Voice. And, best of all, entry is free!
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