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Rosé Rumble and an island of natural wine

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Upcoming food and wine happenings, including the Rosé Rumble at the Adelaide Wine Markets and a natural wine party hosted on the Murlawirrapurka Rymill Park island.

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Refreshment Island IV: Nature’s Island – January 16

The Wine Country team are continuing their weekly wine parties on the Murlawirrapurka Rymill Park island, with the fourth edition of the series celebrating all things natural wine. The event runs from 1pm until 6pm and will showcase organic and biodynamic wine producers. For more information, see the event page.

Rosé Rumble 2021 – January 16

Rosé Rumble is a wine, beer, cider, and spirits tasting event hosted by The Adelaide Wine Markets at the Market Shed on Holland. Rose Rumble will be split into two sessions – an early session from 4.30pm to 7pm and a late session from 7.30pm to 10pm. Tickets are $35 and include all tastings. Gourmet food will be available from Plant 4 food vendors, with live music provided by the Brazil Nuts Orchestra.

Left Barrel Blowout Party – January 16

Balhannah brewery Left Barrel is leaving its Onkaparinga Valley Road taproom this weekend, but it’s not packing up without first throwing a fitting farewell to the space. The Blowout Party will kick off from 2pm on Saturday, January 16, with pizza and plenty of beer available for purchase, plus cover band Punk Muppets will provide tunes from 3pm onwards. For more information, see the event page.

Koonara Summer Fiesta, Mt Gambier – January 15

To be held at The Rail Lands in Mount Gambier, Koonara Wines will host an evening of fresh summer foods, wine, beer and cider with a DJ creating the ambiance to celebrate summer in the South East. The Summer Fiesta will be held this Friday, January 15, from 4pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are $20 and include a polycarbonate wine glass.

Summer Soiree – January 17

Barossa Valley winery Cooper Burns hosts a Summer Soiree featuring an afternoon of summer vibes on their lawned area with wine, hand-crafted beer, live music and Barossan street food. The event will run from noon to 5pm, entry is free and guests must register online.

National Wine Centre’s Dinner D’Or – January 22

The National Wine Centre of Australia celebrates the return of safe events with Dinner D’Or, a new dinner function to be held on the stunning terrace of the National Wine Centre overlooking the setting sun across the Botanic Gardens. Guests will enjoy a two-course meal prepared by the National Wine Centre’s award-winning Executive Chef Steven Clark. The evening promises live music, a bar with a delicious range of cocktails and fun fundraising activities to help those facing homelessness. Tickets are $120 per person, in support of Hutt Street Centre, and the dress code is “a touch of gold”.

Crush Festival 2021 – January 22 to 24

Crush Festival is back for 2021, with a program that sees more than 30 venues throughout the Adelaide Hills hosting events from long lunches and degustations to garden parties and live music at the region’s many picturesque cellar doors. General entry to Crush is free. An official souvenir wine glass is available for $10 and is required to purchase wine at all non-ticketed events.

Ute Boot III – January 24

Known in the Adelaide hospitality scene as a purveyor of ‘living wines’, Son of Dot is hosting it’s third Ute Boot sale at The Scenic Hotel in Norton Summit. The event will feature a curated selection of minimal intervention wines sold at wholesale (aka ute-boot) prices. A ticket to the event will get you two hours of tastings, plus there’ll be pizza slung from the back of the Sunny’s Pizza truck and more food available from The Scenic’s chef, Dylan Marshall. The musical stylings of Django Rowe, Banjo Jackson, Blue Lagoon Band, and Slow Mango will be on show, and there’ll be a range of speakers talking on topics including wine, science, land and culture. Purchase a ticket here.

Sundown Cinema – January 30

Tapanappa Wines at Piccadilly hosts the second Sundown Cinema with a screening of the classic wine film Bottle Shock (2008). Gates open at 7pm and the film starts at 9pm. Guests can pack a picnic, chair, bean bag and blankets, with wine and beer available for purchase on the night, but strictly no BYO alcohol. Tickets are $25 and available here.

2021 Cellar Door Fest – February 5 to 7

Experience the best of South Australia’s regions at the Cellar Door Fest which brings together more than 100 wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers from across South Australia’s many diverse regions. The festival is hosted at the Adelaide Convention Centre from February 5 to 7, offering a vast program of intimate experiences and masterclasses. Learn how to whip up unique dishes in Jessie’s Kitchen, discover SA’s latest up-and-coming producers in the Emerging Producers zone, or dine with leading local food and wine personalities at the Long Table dining events.

2021 Lunar New Year Street Party – February 20

The Adelaide Chinatown Precinct celebrates the 2021 Lunar New Year on February 20 with the 2021 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party. Make your way to Gouger Street any time from noon to 9pm to enjoy the festivities with more than 100 exhibitors, food and drink stalls and performances from a variety of Asian cultural groups.

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