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.

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