This weekend Rootstock Sydney – the sustainable and artisan food, wine and cultural festival – returns to Carriageworks in Eveleigh.
Promoting sustainable farming in food and wine production with little to no additions in winemaking, Rootstock Sydney is a not-for-profit organisation and event aimed at bringing together wine and food lovers in an iconic Sydney venue that is also the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia.
Rootstock will include a wine festival, food markets, talks surrounding food, wine and agriculture, and parties each night. The wine festival involves two ticketed sessions per day, offering attendees the chance to meet the artisans and taste their natural wines. In collaboration with the Carriageworks Farmers Market, the food markets will be a special edition of the former with a focus on native food and produce, including Rootstock Sydney’s iconic orange wine and sake bars. The Saturday night party is set to feature a group of winemakers, showcasing their connection to culture, food and music, while the Sunday night event features chefs, Duncan Welgemoed, Analiese Gregory and David Moyle.
Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah said: “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.” (ES)
Nov 26-27. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Free & ticketed events $20-$90. Info: www.rootstocksydney.com
BY EMILY SHEN