May 6, 2017

The Woods

We've turned the Noosa Woods at the end of Hastings Street into a food and wine village. For three days you can sip, eat and dance your way around the village. Watch the sun set over the river as you listen to tunes by some of Australia's best DJs, listen to winemakers go head to head on whose drop is best and learn about some of the regions produce and be inspired by our chefs on how to use it.

If you go down to the Noosa Woods on the 19-21 May,
you’re sure of a big surprise.


The Noosa Woods, will be transformed into a wine and produce village, home to more than 30 wineries where tastings will be in abundance. The region’s best producers, cheese makers and saluministi will also be present, making sure no one goes home hungry.

The Music – Festival Sunset Sets

The Noosa Woods will also be home to the ultimate Festival music takeover. Billed as ‘FOR THOSE WHO KNOW’ this line will bring together – Hugo Gruzman, Jimmy 2 Sox, Surahn, Wealth, Greg Sara and Tim Sullivan.

A one-off roll out of Australian dance music royalty teaming up for the festival weekend, artists whose credits include Flight Facilities, Empire Of The Sun and The Swiss to name a few. Woven across three magic festival nights this troupe of DJs, producers, musicians and vocalists bring the disco bump to the Noosa Food & Wine Festival’s after dark activities. Let your hair down and don’t miss your chance to catch this band of misfits in action.

One off bars created just for the Festival

With a great selection of bars offering a variety of beverages, nobody will go thirsty!  At the heart of The Woods will be the vineyard themed Dal Zotto Prosecco Bar, with Prosecco cocktails and Cicchetti dishes created by Noosa Boathouse.  Other bars include, Sticks Wine and Cheese Bar, Asahi Super Dry Oyster Bar, Sunset Lounge presented by Miss Moneypenny’s and the Cider Lab Harvest Bar.


The Woods wine and produce village is a must-attend and should be added to your festival to do list!  Visitors can walk around the village and meet, taste and buy wines from 30 winemakers.  We will also be showcasing the best produce from the region – I recommend that you taste the produce and meet the growers from Slow Food Noosa and Noosa Farmers Market.


Winemaker Smackdowns

Something you don’t get to see everyday is a Winemaker Smackdown!  Nick Stock will host this event where the Festival winemakers will go head to head convincing visitors who makes the best and why we should be drinking their wine!  There be will be no ‘whining’, just a lot of competitiveness.

Meet your Festival Chefs

Hilary McNevin will host the festival chefs on the cooking stage, as they share their secrets and tricks of the trade.  The line-up includes Sat Bains, Geoff Lindsay, Adam D’yslva, Alessandro Pavoni, Frank Camorra, Giovanni Pilu, Matt Golinksi, Monty Kuludrovic, Luke Mangan, Massimo Mele, Jake Nicholson, Ben Williamson, Ben O’Donoghue, Ian Curley and Jo Barrett.

The Woods will run on Friday 19th May from 5pm until 10pm, from 11am until 10pm on Saturday 20th and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 21st


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