Noosa Food & Wine Festival hits the beach

Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017 promises an exciting four-day program of more than 70 events.

The festival, from 18 to 21 May, includes 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants across two festival villages – Noosa Main Beach and The Woods. Noosa’s top restaurants will also enjoy local collaborations as they play host to a number of visiting chefs.

More than 50 wineries and 100 food producers are set to take part in this year’s festival, promising something to suit every taste and budget – 13,000 tickets are available, with more than 40 per cent of tickets priced at less than $40.

Packed program

Festival Director Maria Crews says the “jam-packed” program of events showcases the breadth and depth of Australia’s best chefs, winemakers and producers. “The festival is a mixture of fun, relaxation and pure enjoyment as well as good food and wine – all in one iconic destination, Noosa.

“Visitors will be spoilt for choice with each event we have on offer – there is something for everyone, every tastebud will be tantalised.”

A handful of signature events will be hosted across the four-day event.

On the beach

On Noosa Main Beach, the Beach Tipis will play host to the opening and closing cocktail parties, as well as many other events, including early-morning yoga, brunch and lunch in the tipis. There will also be a pop-up Stokehouse on the Beach, with the teams from both Melbourne and Brisbane heading north to whip up a culinary dining experience under the stars.

Sound of White presents The French Saloon on the beach, with Ian Curley and his team creating a pop-up of their one-hat restaurant in Melbourne, French Saloon. Dinner will be matched with wines from the Sound of White Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Noosa’s Hastings Street will become a bustling lunch-lover’s dream. Visitors can dine on food from all the restaurants at the famous Hastings Street Long Lunch, with matching wines.

Island style

For an exclusive experience, make memories at Make Peace with Wine. A private island off the coast of Noosa, Makepeace Island is Richard Branson’s haven in Australia. Presented by The Drinks List and hosted by Matt Skinner, guests will be introduced to the world of wine, complemented with food by Matt Stone and Jo Barrett from Oakridge Estate Winery.

The Woods presented by Infiniti will be transformed into a wine and produce village, home to more than 50 of Australia’s best wineries, with tastings in abundance. The region’s best food producers will also be present, making sure no one goes home hungry. End the day by chilling out in the Sticks Wine Bar and watch the sun go down over the Noosa River.

The full festival program will go on sale from 17 February at www.noosafoodandwine.com.au

RACV members get 25 per cent off accommodation at the RACV Noosa Resort and all other RACV Resorts. Visit racv.com.au/resorts for full details.

Written by RACV
June 19, 2017