For one glorious weekend this November, Sydney’s Carriageworks will be transformed into an artisian food and wine festival. Yes, that’s right, Rootstock Sydney is returning. Building upon the enormous success of the past two years, this festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
“We’re excited to present the return of Rootstock Sydney at Carriageworks for its third year. This world-class event is an opportunity for visitors to engage first-hand with some of the best chefs and creative leaders in the food and wine industry, from around the country,” said Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah.
What to expect
Rootstock Sydney has patterned up with Carriageworks Farmers Market to deliver a palette-pleasing (and free-to-attend) Food Market. Expect an array of organic, biodynamic native food and produce, alongside ethnic-Australian foods. Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up bars serving Rootstock Sydney’s infamous orange wine, sake and wild fermented beers.
Meanwhile, the ticketed Wine Festival will focus on natural farming, with more than 200 naturally-farmed wine varieties available to taste. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and chat with the artisan winemakers.
And for your educational pleasure, the festival will feature talks by producers, chefs, educators, writers, sommeliers and more. They will cover a broad range of topics around food, wine and agriculture.
But, it doesn’t stop there. Both nights over the weekend will feature night parties that have been curated in collaboration with ‘Italo Disco’ founders Maurice Terzini (Icebergs/Dolphin Hotel) and Giovanni Paradiso (Fratelli Paradiso, 10 William St). Saturday night will be all about the vino, with a group of unique winemakers showcasing their connection to their culture, food and music. Whereas, Sunday night will feature talented chefs Duncan Welgemoed, Analiese Gregory and David Moyle, who will slowly roast Australian produce over coals.
We’ll cheers to that!