Urban Winery Sydney moves to Moore Park

The city’s only fully functioning winery ‘Urban Winery Sydney’, has recently relocated to the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park.

Chief winemaker and business owner, Alex Retief set up shop in 2016 at the innovative Precinct 75 in St Peters, but two years later the demand for more wine, grander space and longer hours to host events were factors inspiring the move.

The new headquarters rubs shoulders with the SCG and Allianz Stadium, residing a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s CBD. The one of a kind space includes a fully working winery, event space, wine bar and cellar door.

Retief produces all his delicious A. Retief label wines in the new facility, fully equipped with pumps, presses, syphons and filtration systems – using grapes sourced only from the New South Wales cool climate regions of Tumbarumba, Gundagai and the Hilltops and knowledge gained from his time in France, Spain, California and the Hunter Valley.


Urban Winery Sydney’s contemporary wine bar is lined with rows upon rows of wine bottles and is adjoined by a large multi-functional event space chockfull of French oak barrels.

The industrial space showcases an innovative fusion of realms making for an ideal meeting place whether it’s a private dinner, client function, birthday party, team night, hen’s night, engagement party or wedding.

Urban Winery Sydney’s multi-functional event space accommodates up to 200-250 patrons standing and dining setup allows up to 150 – 180 guests seated.

Blend-your-own wine and serve it on your special day and even hold your ceremony on-site at our accompanying fig-tree lawn. Bring the work team together at our blending-session and impress your clients at Christmas with your very personalised wine & wine labels gifts.

Urban Winery Sydney offers a bespoke event for each patron with experiences that complement the décor.

July 2016. Urban Winery Sydney Lucheon. Photo: Narrative Post
July 2016. Urban Winery Sydney Lucheon. Photo: Narrative Post

Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, put your knowledge to the test at our blend-your-own wine session. A novice in the art of wine tasting, leave it to our winemakers who will give you the wine low-down and have you well versed after our tour and tasting classes.

Not afraid to roll up your sleeves (or in this case jeans) and step into our grape stomping session – held annually in March – April after harvest, hop in. Winemaker and chef’s lunches are held monthly making use of a range of local seasonal produce that is perfectly paired with Alex’s wonderful wines.

Urban Winery Sydney is about standing out offering a premium tailored experience with a truly unique experience that is sure to engage all the senses.