2013 Wine Festival
|23rd February to 31st March||http://www.nswwinefestival.com.au/|
|Sydney Cellar Door||23rd & 24th February|
|The Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market||2nd March|
|Dine with NSW Wine||1st to 31st March|
|Tour of the Regions Dinners||1st to 31st March|
|NSW Wine of the Month||1st to 31st March|
|2013 Citibank NSW Wine Awards
(See below for more info)
|23rd & 24th Septmber
|Entries Close||23rd August
Sydney's biggest outdoor wine event. Wine-lovers and novices alike discover the extraordinary range and depth of our state's wine-making without leaving the city. Sample the best from around 90 wineries and meet the winemakers from NSW's 14 wine regions. Fabulous food stalls feature produce from around the state - farmhouse cheeses, seafood, barbecued meats, sweets and gelato.
The Sydney Morning Herald Growers' Market (2nd March 2013)
The Sydney Morning Herald's wine expert Huon Hooke takes market-goers through a NSW wine tasting, matched with premium market produce.
Dine with NSW Wine (Through March 2013)
Good Food Guide rated restaurants throughout Sydney offer a special menu, matched with NSW wine.
Tour of the Regions Dinners (Through March 2013)
hatted restaurants and regional wineries serve a full degustation menu matched with the State's best wines, and hosted by a wine-and-food expert as well as the winemakers.
NSW Wine of the Month (Through March 2013)
Sydney's smartest bars offer a great glass of NSW wine and a cute bar snack, for just $15.
The Citibank New South Wales Wine Awards were created in 1996 to build awareness of the quality of wines produced in NSW.
Since inception the Awards have become an indicator of the growth and diversity of our state's industry, and recognised the potential of new regions within New South Wales.
Unlike traditional wine shows, the judges of the New South Wales Wine Awards taste wines of similar style regardless of the size of the producer, allowing large and small wineries to compete against each other.
Entries are judged by five panels of four judges comprising retailers, sommeliers and winemakers. Each panel is chaired by a leading figure of Australian wine.
The awards are divided into 16 categories: Best Young Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Other single varietals, White Blends, Best Young Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Other single red varietals, and Red blends as well as the Mature Dry Red and Dry White trophies, Sparkling and Sweet wines. The New South Wales Wine of the Year is chosen from one of these categories. There is also an award for the Best Organic Wine of Show.