Saturday 18 February 2012

Sydney Cellar Door: Wine, Dine & Dance!

2012 NSW Wine Festival ~ Feb 25 to March 31

Sydney Cellar Door kicks off the 2012 NSW Wine Festival, brought to you by Citibank, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February in Sydney's Hyde Park South. It's a chance to taste wines from all over NSW (more than 400 of them!) and to meet face-to-face the talented men and women behind the creation of some of our country's finest wines. Learn the stories behind the labels and be the first to discover the new secret gems of NSW wines.

Add to this ultimate array of NSW wines, Sydney's leading restaurateurs, live music from a mix of well-known and up-and-coming artists and 30,000 like-minded food and wine lovers and you have a world-class festival vibe!

Announcing the 2012 Sydney Cellar Door LIVE MUSIC line-up…

The Cellar Door Stage starts out easy on Saturday with Dixieland trad jazz from Robbers Dogs, before erupting with the high octane sounds of The Myall High Club and Sydney's hottest young group of artists, Aston.

Sunday sees last year's hit duo Kinetic Method return to start the day with a bang, handing over to Bluehouse from Melbourne and The My Ty's, who provide boppy tunes with a hint of reggae that you can't help but move to.

2012 Food and Wine Matching…

Find your favourite stylish Rosé to match the equally groovy barbecue pork, leek and jalapeño from Porteño Restaurant & Bar, or a chilled Pinot Gris to cool the spicy pepper and garlic prawns from Nilgiris. With 14 NSW Wine Regions to sample from, you can create your own matches but a Hunter Valley Sangiovese could be an ideal accompaniment to the Syrian specialities from Almond Bar or maybe an Orange Merlot to complement last year's sell-out success, the famous homemade meatball wraps from Wine Odyssey?

NSW regional produce will be celebrated with NSW Wagyu Beef from Restaurant Cuvee and award-winning cheese platters from the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.

Don't forget, after Sydney Cellar Door and throughout March you can still enjoy a glass or two of NSW's finest thanks to NSW Wine of the Month (NEW in 2012) and Dine with NSW Wine - February 27 to March 31, 2012. NSW Wine of the Month sees a selection of Sydney's best wine bars – Firefly, Water Bar at Blue, Zeta Bar at The Hilton, Time to Vino, Grasshopper, The Gazebo, The Owl House, and many more - offering a glass of NSW wine and matching bar snack for just $15.

When you've done sipping and grazing, tuck in to Dine with NSW Wine, with many of the state's leading restaurants offering exclusive, great value wine-matched menus from just $30-$50.

For a full list of participating bars and restaurants and to pre-purchase SCD tokens, visit


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