Mayfield transformed into a food and wine lovers’ paradise at its inaugural signature event, the National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival (NCCW&FF) on Saturday, October 21.
The NCCW&FF is part of Mayfield’s Spring Festival which began on October 14 and finishes on October 29.
With just a little under 1000 people, those who visited locally and also travelled from Sydney, Blue Mountains, Orange and outer regions; some were first time goers to Mayfield.
World-class cool climate wines and the celebrated local produce and cuisine of the Central West will be celebrated at the extravagant festival within the European-inspired world class garden.
Legendary winemaker, Tim Knappstein of Riposte, was special guest at the festival, which will follow the renowned ‘National Cool Climate Wine Show’ judging at the Bathurst Showground Pavilion.
To compliment the exquisite Central West wines, visitors matched their preferred drop with food prepared by the regional masters of their craft.
The program also featured wine panels, live music from the Crimson Royale, Momentum, Lueth and The Honey Drippin’ Mud Skippers.
The creative crew, Cirkus Surreal were the roaming entertainment in their Sprig attire, and the ‘Fashions in the Garden’ modelled by Gorgeousness.
As part of Mayfield’s Spring Festival the entire 160-acre garden is open for exploration, including the challenging English maze, the romantic bluestone chapel, the new gallery (Mayfield exhibition Centre), rowing across Mayfield Lake, the Walled Kitchen Garden, croquet lawns, and the famous palatial chook houses, with the festival located between the 600-metre allee of London plain trees and the main stage in front of the Mayfield pond and 40’ obelisk – it was the backdrop
CEO Hamish Keither said the event was all about the best of the best in food and wine, in the central west to one location.
“To have such a bounty of exceptional food and wine in our region allows us to present an event of national significance in food and wine tourism,” he said.