The Italian Wine and Food festival is a cultural celebration of Italian cuisine. It showcases everything that is amazing about eating and drinking in Italy and comes all together under one roof.
Each year the event grows and sees many visitors attend the festival to sample the best of what Italian food has to offer.
The festival has food, drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone’s taste from lasagne-loving kids to the most sophisticated Italian-speaking wine lover. Each year world-renowned chefs and brands will combine to create a collision of the cuisine and culture from Italy. The global appreciation of Italian food runs from homemade pizza for the whole family to fresh-handmade pasta for the connoisseur.
The festival proves that Italians do it best with incredible demonstrations of Pizza Acrobatics! There will also be plenty of live music for visitors to enjoy while dining on delicious food and sipping fine wine.
During the festival, visitors can expect the best restaurants to put forward its finest in food and drink. Sydney’s favourite Italian restaurants, including Lucio Pizzeria, Rocket + Via Napoli plus will take part in the event to impresses and wow diners.
Viistors can take a piece of Italy home with them by purchasing amazing food products from the country’s top Italian providores. Fresh cheese, bread, pastries, salumi, olive oil, truffles, gelato, soft drinks, giftwares, fresh coffee + more will be available for sale so guests can fill their pantry and fridge with the delights of Italy. Be sure to attend the cooking presentations and demonstrations so you can cook up gourmet meals at home.
A kid’s play area is also available to keep the kids occupied while the adults enjoy the event. There will be garden games, colouring in and arcade style games for the kids to enjoy. What’s more, kids get in free with their parents so its a cheap day out for the whole family!
The Italian Wine and Food Festival brings together all the best Italian food and drink under one roof in Sydney. The one-day event is family-friendly, attracting thousands of Sydney’s residents of all ages to partake in a gastronomic feast, Italian style.
The event features popular Italian comfort food such as pizza and pasta, spaghetti for kids, desserts, and fine cheeses and wines. Wine enthusiasts are given the opportunity to taste various Italian wines from different regions. There are celebrity chef appearances, pop-up restaurants, wine master classes, and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Adults will enjoy the wine gardens and several bars, plus entertainment. Aside from wine, the bars will be serving up negronis, Italian cocktails, Franciacorta, Prosecco, and more. Premium Italian coffees and espressos will be available too. The Italian Wine and Food Festival will have Italian beer as well for beer lovers. Not to be missed is Italy’s famous beer, Birra Moretti. Aside from the food and wine, the event is also great for networking especially among those who engage in importing and selling Italian products. Wines may be purchased by the glass, or bottle to take home. Wines by the glass will start at $8.
Tickets should be booked online ahead of time; tickets will only be sold at the door if there are any left. The General Admission Tickets are inclusive of entry, bottled water, espresso, entertainment, cooking demos, and access to the festival app. The Wine Zone tickets provide entry to the wine zone, all wine tasting events, plus a wine glass to keep. VIP tickets offer exclusive pre-festival entry before the festival opens to the public, wine glass, entry to all wine zones, Prosecco upon arrival, access to a VIP lounge which features Sommelier service, Assaggini Menu, bottled water, espresso, festival bag, cooking demos, entertainment, and access to the festival app. The Vino Grande Masterclass Pass includes all day entry to the festival, entry to the wine zone and all wine tasting and masterclasses.
Credit card and cash will be accepted at Italian Wine and Food Festival; however some vendors will only accept cash so it’s recommended to bring some along with you. The venue will be equipped with an ATM as well. Kids under 18 years of age will be allowed free of entry charge provided they are accompanied by a paying adult or guardian.
The event takes place at the Doltone House in the Australian Technology Park, Bays 10-24, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh NSW. The event venue is around 5km south of Sydney’s CBD and 8km north of the airport. Getting to Doltone House via public transportation can be done through the Sydney Trains (Redfern Station) and the Sydney buses that ply the CBD and Marrickville Metro route. There is also a dedicated path for cyclists. Take note that the venue only has limited parking slots available, and those taking a car are required to book ahead of time.