International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced that it has furthered its commitment to local producers, with a comprehensive new wine list comprised of 100 percent New South Wales (NSW) produced wines.
Highlighting the state’s reputation as a top producer while driving economic impact, the new collection will be showcased to a global audience of 1.4 million visitors who attend events at the venue each year.
Handpicked by respected sommelier and ICC Sydney’s Beverage Operations and Cellar Manager, William Wilson, the reinvigorated wine list was developed following an extensive blind tasting of over 400 wines, to ensure only the highest quality drops are listed.
To mark the commitment, ICC Sydney has also released the first two episodes of ‘100% Local’, a four-part documentary series which shines a light on NSW’s world class wine industry.
Highlighting stories of its partner producers and NSW’s rich winemaking history, the series also explores the challenges of a changing climate, and how the region’s winemakers are responding through resilience and innovation.
In three years since opening, ICC Sydney has sold over 300,000 bottles of wine with over 90 percent supplied by winemakers from across NSW. With an increased local supplier base, this contribution to the state is set to grow in 2020.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said the 2020 Wine Collection and supporting documentary series not only showcases the extraordinary calibre of wine produced in NSW, but also strengthens the venue’s relationship with regional producers.
The first episode is available to view here, with the three further episodes set to roll out in the coming weeks.