By Amy Looker

NSW Wine Week kicked off yesterday with Sydney Cellar Door, a wine festival in Hyde Park that attracted over 100 of the state’s top wine producers.

This week will also see a series of dinners taking place at some of Sydney’s top restaurants, showcasing local wines and produce.

Each dinner has a special theme which offers an exclusive insight into the wine regions of NSW and the food philosophies of the celebrated Sydney chefs involved.

Guests will be guided through each dinner by an expert host, including Huon Hooke, Peter Bourne, Lyndey Milan and Tiffany Nugan, along with the chance to chat to the winemakers from some of the state’s leading wineries.

The series begins tonight at Becasse, before moving to Buon Ricordo on Tuesday. Wednesday night’s event will take place at Pilu at Freshwater before wrapping up on Thursday evening at Sean’s Kitchen.

Some of the wineries involved include Audrey Wilkinson, Barwang, Bimbadgen, Brokenwood, Coolangatta Estate, De Iuliis, Echo Ridge, Eden Road, Glandore, Logan, Nugan Estate, Scarborough Wine Co. and Tyrrell’s.

Chair of the NSW Wine Strategy, Tiffany Nugan, said the dinners were an ideal way to showcase the best of NSW wine. “These dinner experiences are much more than your standard degustation dinner,” she said.

“We’ve teamed up the icons of the Sydney restaurant scene, Justin North, Armando Percuoco, Giovanni Pilu and Sean Connolly, put them together with NSW’s most talented winemakers and wine and food celebrities allowing a unique partnership of NSW Wine, Sydney restaurants and those who write about them, showcasing them all to the public in one night. I can think of no better way to enjoy and learn about the exceptional wines of our state."

Tickets to all dinner events are up to $160 per person including degustation menu and wine. For program details, bookings, pricing and ticketing information, click here.


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