Created in 2013 by award-winning sommelier and passionate italophile Lara Caraturo, the Italian Wine + Food Festival celebrates and promotes Italian wine and food culture in Australia. It is produced by Lara and the team at Progetto Panevino, an events company obsessed with all things wine and food, and especially all things Italian. We create events that are memorable, engaging and informative, with real artisans, quality wineries, renowned chefs and personalities, allowing guests to discover industry icons as well as rising stars, and deepen their love for authentic Italian wine and food. We love collaborating with like-minded people and working with the best, our programs and workshops are all curated in house. Capturing the spirit of Italy’s rich gastronomic culture and the diversity of its many regions, we give guests a rare opportunity to explore Italian wines region by region, taste food, coffee and beer, plus feast on authentic Italian pizza, pasta and snacks. With a background in fine dining, wine and events, our experience and marketing capability are incomparable. We communicate with trade and food and wine lovers in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond, bringing together a community motivated by their love for all things Italian.