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Join us for an 'Outstanding' celebration of NSW #TopWines


Media release

20 October 2014




Join us for an ‘Outstanding’ celebration of NSW #TopWines


All 148 award-winning wines for the NSW Wine Awards have been named, now it’s time to celebrate at ‘Outstanding on the Pier’ on Thursday 30 October. Lovers of wine will delight in this unique opportunity to taste the State’s #topwines in the second year of the much anticipated large format consumer tasting event in the heart of Sydney.


The NSW Wine Awards, which have been running since 1996, culminates in a trophy presentation recognising NSW Top Wines, taking place over lunch at Simmer on the Bay on the shores of Sydney Harbour on Friday 31 October 2014.


NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant said, “The NSW Wine Awards showcase the diversity and quality of NSW wines, while also giving consumers an opportunity to meet producers and discover what makes NSW wine regions such wonderful travel destinations.”


“The NSW Government is proud to support the 2014 NSW Wine Awards, through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, in recognition of the importance of food and wine experiences in attracting overnight visitors to the State,” Mr Grant said.


Held at Pier 2, Walsh Bay, “Outstanding on the Pier” gives consumers the ultimate tasting experience. Not only can attendees exclusively taste NSW’s 148 #topwines, “Outstanding on the Pier” showcases an excellent selection of NSW seasonal fare from producers including Pepe Saya, Olsson’s, Alto Olives, Brasserie Bread, The Loch, Hunter Valley Cheese Company, Poachers Pantry and Dessertmakers. In addition, attendees can keep their Riedel tasting glass (valued at $20).


Consumers can vote for their favourite of the #topwines for a chance to win an outstanding prize! One lucky guest will win a #topwines package including a fabulous selection of this year’s Top NSW wines and a Riedel glassware package – all valued at over $1500!


The highly sought after tickets are now $50 and give wine lovers access to several hours tasting the 148 Gold, Silver and trophy winning wines and experiencing some of NSW’s best regional produce.



‘Outstanding on the Pier’ is open to the public from 5.00pm – 9.00pm on Thursday 30 October, and members of the media and trade are also welcome between 2.30pm and 4.00pm at which time the NSW Wine List of the Year will be awarded. The NSW Wine Awards presentation lunch at Simmer on the Bay will kick off from 12.00pm, for 12:30pm on Friday 31 October.



Ticketing information


Tickets to ‘Outstanding on the Pier’ Top Wine Tasting are available now at www.nswwine.com.au


Tickets to the trade and media events comprising the NSW Wine List of the Year presentation are limited to trade and media only. Please contact events@nswwine.com.au for further information.


Limited tickets to the NSW Wine Awards Presentation Lunch at Simmer on the Bay will be available from 5 October 2014.






For media enquiries, photos or further information please contact

Kylie White, White Ink

Kyliewhite@whiteink.com.au  Ph: 0401 408 080


For further information regarding these events please contact

Cristy O’Sullivan, NSW Wine

events@nswwine.com.au Ph: 0409 535 120