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Sydney Royal's Grape, Grain & Graze Festival to ignite Sydney tastebuds

Posted on : 23 July 2018

For lovers of fine wine it is truly a once a year opportunity.

The Grape, Grain & Graze Festival, formerly known as the Sydney Royal Wine Experience, will be held on Saturday afternoon, 11 August, 2018 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park (2pm to 6pm).

Not only does the Grape, Grain & Graze Festival allow you to taste this year’s Sydney Royal award-winning wines, beers and ciders, but you will also find out why they were the choice of the experts through face-to-face tutorials.

All this with Sydney Royal award–winning food and music to match.

Each of the 2300 wines judged behind closed doors in the annual KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show just days earlier will be on offer, allowing ticketholders to make their own judgements, as will beer and cider medallists awarded by industry experts in the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show.

Industry Judges will be on hand to answer your questions and guide your palate around the stunning array of varietals and blends.

Chair of the Sydney Royal Wine Committee Sally Evans says the Grape, Grain & Graze Festival is unique:

“Nowhere else in Australia will you be given this sort of opportunity to taste such a vast array of award-winning wines, beers, ciders and produce,” Sally Evans said,

“This is a once a year experience, offering extraordinary value for money, which brings the public into direct contact with the very best Australia has to offer from the land.

“These producers take extreme pride in what they create, and for the public to be able to enjoy these offerings on such a grand scale and all in the one location is a real treat.

“Whether you are seeking a fun afternoon out with your girlfriends, your partner or a group of mates, our team at Sydney Royal has every base covered for you,” Sally Evans said.     

Event Details

Date & Time:

Saturday 11 August 2018, 2pm-6pm



Single ticket $90 + booking fee (bf)

Double Passes $164 + bf

Closes Friday 10 August at 5pm

RAS Member Prices -

Please use the Promotional Code provided in the Members Newsletter to receive the discount

Single Ticket $80 + bf (pre-purchased)

Double Pass $150 + bf Groups of more than 10 tickets attract a discount and can be purchased by contacting Lindsey at

Door Ticket – Public:

Single Ticket $100

Double Pass $184

Door Ticket – Members: (Showing Membership) $90

Please note: the online ticketing link will close Friday 10 August at 5pm. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the door on the day

Your Ticket Includes:

  • 1x Riedel Ouverture Glass
  • Unlimited tasting of the 2018 KPMG Sydney Wine Show Entries (2200+)
  • Access to the Trophy Room (5x Tastings)
  • Access to the Beer & Cider Garden
  • 2x Beer/Cider Tasting Paddle Vouchers
  • Grazing stations that include a huge array of Sydney Royal award-winning products
  • Event Guide and Results Catalogue
  • Wine “Judges Masterclass” with Chair of Judges PJ Charteris and International Judge Fongyee Walker MW
  • Beer & Cider “Judges Masterclass” with Chair of Judges Neal Cameron, as well as other Beer & Cider experts.
  • Sydney Royal award-winning producers onsite offering tastings and products to purchase

For more information:

This is an 18+ only event, ID may be requested upon arrival.


Media Contact:

Roger White

Manager, Public Relations

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

P: 02 9704 1453



Nicola Dalby

Communications Coordinator

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

P: 02 9704 1401



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