THE Mayfield 2018 National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival is returning for its second year and organisers say it promises to be bigger and better than last year.
The inaugural 2017 event brought in more than 600 visitors and won a NSW Government grant of $20,000 from Destination NSW for marketing the 2018 event more than 100 kilometres beyond Mayfield – which is set to increase visitation to the region.
A spokesperson said Mayfield is a “spectacular world-class setting for premium cool climate wines and the best in local gourmet food”.
“Receive a complimentary commemorative wine glass upon entry as you browse wines from local vineyards and enjoy vibrant live performances from top local musicians,” the spokesperson said.
“The National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival will be a family-friendly event with free face-painting and a giant flower pit.
“The Hawkins' Family Garden, an additional 49 hectares, will be open for public viewing in beautiful spring bloom.
“Garden features include Australia's second largest maze, the Cascade and Temple, the Walled Kitchen Garden and the Hawkins' Family Chapel.
“And enjoy free access to rowing across Mayfield Lake and a complimentary hop-on, hop-off bus will be available to help you explore the garden.”
It will all kick off at 11am, according to the Mayfield spokesperson, but the garden will be open at 9am, giving time for visitors to have a look around first before attending the festival.
The National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival will be held at Mayfield on Saturday, October 13.
Tickets are on sale now: $55 for an adult; $50 for an annual pass holder; $40 for concession; $20 for a child seven to 17; and free for a child zero to seven.
Book tickets in the Mayfield Ticket Office or on Eventbrite and keep up to date by following the Facebook National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival event page or jumping on the website at mayfieldgarden.com.au/whatson.
Bus transfers will leave the Oberon Information Centre at 10.30am, Bathurst Courthouse at 10am; Orange Information Centre at 9am; and the Mountain Ridges Café at Katoomba at 9am.