Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival

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People walk through the stalls at the festival.
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Taste 130 wines, down craft beers and sample Aussie produce at this family food fair

More than 30 winemakers from around Australia and an ensemble of food stall operators will make their way to the sixth Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival this October. The annual congregation on Sydney’s Upper North Shore invites food-lovers and aspiring sommeliers to a day of tastings, produce markets and local musical performances.

There’s a line up of 130 grape-based drops to sample – a tasting glass and ticket package starts from $20 – from wineries like First Ridge Wines, Lucy’s Run and Naked Lady Wines, plus the refreshing Aperol Spritz bar that’ll liven up your bubbly and shuck Sydney Rock oysters as appetizers. Make craft beer the main course at the beer garden, where you can give a nod to Mona Vale’s Modus Operandi Brewing among other independent breweries.

There’s a strong line-up of food stalls keeping you fortified for the day’s entertainment by school musical groups and local concert bands. You can groove to jazzy beats with a bratwurst in hand from Berlin Bangers, grab a vegan lunch from Falafel Bros or match you vinous meal with a generous swirl of raclette from Frencheese.

The produce market stalls woven among Wahroonga Park’s flower beds will let you take the day’s flavours home, with everything from beef jerky and olive oil to nougat and honey on offer.

This free day of family fun will also feature entertainment for the kids and animal-loving adults at the petting zoo, plus inflatable rides for the littluns.

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