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Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival 2023

The ninth annual foodie celebration brings a wealth of fine food and drinks to Wahroonga Park on the upper North Shore.
By Alec Jones
September 05, 2023
By Alec Jones
September 05, 2023

Sydney's North Shore isn't always a first choice for weekend activities, but it should be. Plenty of hidden local gems are scattered between Chatswood and Hornsby, all easy to access thanks to the T1 train line. Head north for a weekend adventure and you might stumble across something like the Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival. It's the ninth annual run of this local foodie celebration, and it's coming to Wahroonga Park on Sunday, October 29.

There's a lot to take in, but if you've come underprepared, there's no need to panic. Start by heading to The Market Basket Co to grab a shopping bag. For goodies to take home, you can visit Rylstone Olive Press, Original Smoke & Spice Co, Cacaoette, Linda's Original Sweet Chilli Relish, Pudding Lane and more. If you desire less edible purchases, there'll be candles, ceramics, homemade pet treats and other boutique delights.

wine tasting at Wahroonga food and wine fest.

On the hot food front, tuck into fried chicken and pork belly burgers, paella, dumplings and fish cakes, gozleme and more.

Of course, this is the food and wine festival, so once you've lined your stomach, you can chase it with some delicious vino and other alcoholic tipples. Over 30 wineries are in attendance, and you can book tasting packages starting at $37.50 to reserve a tasting experience on the day.

Or, if you prefer spirits, fret not; several small-batch distillers will be on-site dishing out bottles to take home. For an immediate taste, activation bars starring El Jimador Tequila and Benriach Single Malt will be dishing out seasonal tastings and cocktails. And, of course, refreshing craft beers from Six String Brewing will round it out.

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