Because of its diverse climate and varied soil, New South Wales is home to some of Australia's best — and oldest — wine regions. But despite the state possessing over 480 producers, less than eight percent of wines sold on-premise in Sydney restaurants and in retail are sourced from the surrounding area.
On the weekend of October 14 and 15, the inaugural Sydney Wine Festival will bring together over 60 wineries from 14 different regions to showcase what our great state has to offer. Choose from 350 drops from regions such as Mudgee, the Hunter Valley, Orange, the Southern Highlands, New England and many more.
Taking place at Rosehill Racecourse, tickets purchased in advance online will set you back $25, otherwise they're $30 at the gate. The ticket includes ten wine tasting tickets, which is quite reasonably priced (although no word on how large the tasting pours are). Plus, a vast selection of food will also be on offer to purchase, from crepes and oysters, to burgers and German sausages.