Media Release - May 2017

Italian Wine + Food Festival presented by Smeg

Sydney, your Italian adventure awaits!

Sunday 27st August 2017 at the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve 


Sydney’s favourite artisanal Italian festival is celebrating 5 years and returning to a spectacular new venue in 2017. Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover.


Sydney’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Nino Zoccali (Pendolino), Adam Swanson (Lot. 1 Sydney) and Federico Zanellato (LuMi) leading the charge. Feast on pizza, pasta and Italian snacks in our pop-up restaurants from Sydney favourites Otto, Lot.1 Sydney and Popolo plus there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Smeg Main Stage.


Taste your way through the Marketplace, brimming with salumi, cheese, pasta, bread, coffee, olive oil, pastries and gelato featuring That’s Amore Cheese, Prosciutto di Parma Consorzio, AVPN Pizza Association, Luca Ciano Sauces, Rivareno Gelato, Vinotopia plus many more still to be confirmed.


Explore over 200 Italian wines by the region, plus Italian-centric Aussie wines, or take an Italian Wine Masterclass curated by our team. Meet winemakers and importers, learn more about the grape varieties, the regions and best of all, how good they taste. The Barolo Bar and Franciacorta Bar – a tasting experience like no other – with sommeliers, vertical tastings and information about these unique wine styles are not be missed.


For something stronger, there’s coffee from Espresso di Manfredi’s baristas, Moretti Beer on tap, or sip on an authentic cocktail from the Festival Bar, serving up Negroni’s and Venetian Spritz all day! Proudly presented by Smeg, the festival is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style.


More wine, more food, more Italians, more fun! 


Ticket prices from $45 – $140 and include festival entry, all wine tasting (no tokens), food sampling, coffee, mineral water, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more, plus kids enter free!

To arrange interviews, obtain images or discuss media opportunities please contact:

Lara Caraturo 0410 609 709



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