Various famed wine regions across New South Wales will be showcasing their all over three days this weekend as The Sydney Morning Herald Cellar Door returns to Hyde Park (South) for it’s packed 2016 edition. Starting Friday evening, the event will present a comprehensive and diverse look at the State’s wine regions, with particular attention given to the wineries, producers, and food of Mudgee, Orange, and the Hunter.
16 of Mudgee’s best wineries will be joining the team, including Burnbrae, Huntington Estate, and Robert Stein Winery, while Cumulus, Logan, Philip Shaw, and Tamburlaine will be some of the 17 Orange wineries represented at the event. The Hunter will be bringing in 21 in total, both boutique and large wineries, including Brokenwood, Mount Pleasant, Tempus Two and Tyrell’s.
Not enough for you? There will also be a number of individual wineries coming on board, like Moppity Vineyards from the Hilltops, and Vale Creek Wines of Bathurst from Bathurst’s Central Ranges. All joining for one big cellar door experience with 70 wineries in total showcasing alongside from of the State’s best food producers and activities like Mudgee grape-crushing.
Food will come from a range of restaurants, growers, and artisans, including Porteño with BBQ Pork Belly Sandwiches topped with jalapeño aioli and leeks, Bloodwood with Polenta Chips and Cheese & Meat Boxes, PaperMill with fresh Rice Paper Rolls and Portugese Chilli Lamb Rolls, Baxter & Bird from Mudgee, with their Buttermilk Hotcakes, and Orange staple Franklin Road Kitchen, serving up Marinated Chicken Skewers with rice and rich kasundi sauce. The three-day festival will also be calling upon their major partner Castello to stage a cheese bar, where visitors can bring in their glass of wine to be paired with one of their complimentary cheeses including Castello Creamy White (which pairs up well with a NSW sparkling or Chardonnay).
The Sydney Morning Herald Cellar Door will be open on Friday 26th Feb (5pm-9pm), Saturday 27th Feb (11am-6pm), and Sunday 28th Feb (11am-6pm) in Hyde Park, South. For more information visit sydneycellardoor.com.au