Sunday, January 30, 2011

South Australia's Food and Wine events

Below is a sample of a few of the great food and wine events happening around South Australia.

Adelaide Hills Wine Festival - Crush
30 January 2011
Spend the day at the Adelaide Hill's flagship food and wine event. Crush is a fabulous celebration of Adelaide Hills food and wine, which enables you to meander between various venues around the region. You will have the opportunity to experience the best of the region's wine served with a gourmet menu featuring fresh, local produce.

Natuzzi The Parade Food, Wine and Music Festival
20 February 2011
An afternoon in the sun to enjoy the fantastic food, wine and music that make this festival so popular.

2011 Cellar Door Wine Festival - Adelaide
25 - 27 February 2011
South Australia's first state wine festival! Get your Passport... Come and discover the best wine, food and regional experiences right in the heart of the city at Adelaide biggest cellar door! Three days of wine tasting (100+wineries), master classes (with Australia's wine royalty!), food sampling and a regional farmer's market (yum!), plus you could WIN A SMART CAR!

Tastes of the Outback
1-10 April 2011
Wine and dine your way through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, indulging in fine regional food and wine accompanied by world-class entertainment. Ride a camel to an exclusive Candlelit Dinner or watch movies under the stars and regional cooking classes. Eat your way through the region trying great Outback dishes, collect the cook book and buy the Outback condiments to make these great dishes in your own home.

A Taste of Good Things
17 April 2011
Popular South Australian jazz musicians will entertain you through the day as you relax and enjoy a glass of local wine accomapnied by some great regional food - the music will get the feet tapping.

Barossa Vintage Festival
23 April - 1 May 2011 (bi-annual event)
The Barossa Vintage Festival is the largest and longest running wine festival in Australia. Enjoy tastings, twilight concerts, a festival ball, literary events and much more. This is a biennial event that runs for a full week, encompassing all aspects of the Barossa community. Wineries are joined by businesses, civic groups, churches and individuals to stage the various activities that make up the festival.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
14-15 May 2011
Wear your most elegant (and stretchy) clothes and really indulge yourself with a weekend away in one of the world's premier food and wine destinations. On Saturday you'll literally get a taste of things to come with samples of the year's vintage before the winemaking process is complete - a privilege usually reserved only for vintners. Then on Gourmet Sunday you can start the day beside a bonfire, eating hand-made sausages and roasted tomatoes. Then, after a morning spent doing some leisurely wine tasting, sit down to a lunch of barbecued prawns with parmesan and saffron risotto while being entertained by a swinging jazz band.

BankSA Sea and Vines
11-12 June 2011
Want to enjoy a weekend of gourmet delights, live music and world-class wines in gorgeous Mediterranean-style surroundings? Here, South Australia's premier chefs and restaurants have joined forces with local wineries to create mouth-watering menus complemented by great wine and live entertainment throughout the region.

NAB Barossa Gourmet Weekend
20-21 August 2011
Set your taste buds free with a weekend of indulgence in one of world's best wine regions. Each of the cellar doors taking part in this event will be serving up a fine dining experience matched with premium wines and the smooth sounds of live music. Barossa Gourmet weekend is a fantastic opportunity to indulge in food, wine and music and famous hospitality in the beautiful Barossa. A range of entertainment to suit all tastes will be on offer at each of the venues.

Tasting Australia - Across South Australia
26 April to 3 May 2012
No gourmand can afford to miss this! Showcasing the world's top culinary talent, the biennial event is an opportunity to enjoy the best food, wine and hospitality that South Australia and the nation have to offer. If you've never experienced the food and wine state - South Australia - then Tasting Australia is the perfect time to discover its secrets.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Two Hands Wines Cellar Door Platters

Internationally renowned Barossa winery Two Hands Wines has just started tickling the tastebuds of their visitors with the introduction of their new Tasting Plate made of delicious local and international ingredients.

Two Hands Platter for Two Jamon Iberico de bellota, Duck Rillette, Cornichons,Nuova Generazione Sundried Tomatoes, Roman Artichokes, Forteto Peccorino, Woodbake of Stirling crusty bread roll and God's Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil. $35

For more information please contact Shannon on 08 8562 4566 or visit

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adam Liaw to Cook up a Storm at Crush Festival

Masterchef Winner and SA's own, Adam Liaw, will be hosting a public cooking demonstration at Longview Vineyard, during the 2011 Crush Wine and Food Festival. The demonstration is free for all to attend and will be held at Crush on Sunday January 30th 2011, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Longview Vineyard on Pound Road, Macclesfield, SA.

Adam's cooking demonstration is inspired by the finest local Adelaide Hills produce and paired with his favorite white varietal, Chardonnay.

“Discover your Crush” and celebrate everything vibrant the Adelaide Hills Wine Region has to offer at their 2011 Crush Wine and Food Festival. The region invites the public to enjoy the best of the region as winemakers and producers showcase their wares at over 30 unique Hills locations.

The lead up to Crush delivers a series of masterclasses and special events kicking off on January 26th before the major event on Sunday January 30th.

Adelaide Hills Crush Wine Festival

The Adelaide Hills Wine Region invites you to “Discover your Crush” and celebrate everything vibrant the character-driven region has to offer at their 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival.

Held on Sunday January 30th, the lead up to Crush delivers a series of master-classes and special events kicking off on January 26th. From Howard Vineyards’ ‘Flights and Bites’ that matches gourmet food with wines, to Sinclair’s Gully Twilight Tasting of “Oysters and Fizz,” and the Barratt Wines and Bistro 25’s garden luncheon, the Crush Festival has something for everyone to discover.

This year, Crush offers a chance to meet South Australian winner of MasterChef 2010, Adam Liaw, to hear what he loves most about the region.

“I grew up in The Adelaide Hills so it’s a region that I am very passionate about. It’s brilliant the whole year round but the whole region really comes alive for the Crush Festival. It’s a great chance for people to discover the real Adelaide Hills region and experience the pleasure of its fabulous food and wine at your their pace for the day,” Adam says.

“We are so lucky in South Australia to have beautiful wines and excellent local produce right on our doorstep” he said. “There aren’t many places in the world who can boast a wine region of The Adelaide Hills’ quality in such close proximity to a capital city.”

The 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 8th year in 2011. The region invites the public to join Adam Liaw in enjoying the best of the region as winemakers and producers showcase their wares at over 30 unique Hills locations.

The Adelaide Hills Crush festival will start on January 26th through a series of events and master-classes with the main celebration held on Sunday January 30th at various Adelaide Hills Locations. For more information visit: