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Winter wine tasting and a long lunch

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including a celebration of Adelaide Hills ‘Winter Reds’, a four-course dinner matched to Barossa Valley wines, a long lunch in McLaren Vale, and a pop-up wine tasting in the city.

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The Future of Australian Wines dinner @ 2KW – May 17

Offering four courses matched with wine from Daosa, Kaesler, Tapanappa and Yarra Yering, this event promises great food, iconic wine and lively debate from two “Australian heroes of wine” – Brian Croser and Ed Peter. Cost is $165 per person. Bookings essential by phoning 8212 5511.

Howard Twelftree Memorial Stir – May 22

Mushrooms are the ingredient of choice for the seasonal South-West City community cooking competition at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel. Chef Cheong Liew will judge the autumn competition, which will take place at 12.30pm on May 22. Information and expressions of interest for entries can be directed to the hotel manager.

Up close and personal with Feudi Bizantini – May 24

Join La Cantina as it presents an evening with Marco di Paolo, Feudi Bizantini’s export manager, who will lead a tasting of six wines from the Italian winery based in Crecchio, Abruzzo, as well as sharing stories behind the label. Cost is $20 per person. Limited numbers. Bookings essential.

NWC Wine Dinner with Hentley Farm – May 25

Celebrate the food and wine of the Barossa Valley region at the National Wine Centre with a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Tze Khaw featuring wines from Hentley Farm. Tickets are $120 per person. Bookings essential by phoning 8313 3355.


National Wine Centre will host a dinner with Hentley Farm.

Waywood Wines Long Table Lunch Series #4 – May 28

Celebrate Aussie Wine Month with Waywood Wines at its McLaren Vale cellar door and enjoy a four-course banquet prepared by caterers Luscious Red, matched with a selection of Waywood’s favourite McLaren Vale Cabernets. Limited tickets are available at $120 per person. Bookings and more information here.

Three Food Icons: Cheong, Maggie and the Market – until June 2

South Australian photographer Tony Lewis presents a collection of his favourite food-orientated work featuring the food of Cheong Liew and Maggie Beer and a look at life in the Adelaide Central Market. The Three Food Icons exhibition can be viewed at the UniSA Kerry Packer Civic Gallery Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Thursdays until 7pm. Get a taste of what’s in store here.


An image from photographer Tony Lewis’s exhibition ‘Three Food Icons: Cheong, Maggie and the Market’.

City Cellar Sessions – June 3

The 365 Days of Wine and Food wine pop-ups have moved into the historic surrounds of the Grand Ballroom at the Masonic Lodge on North Terrace for winter, offering a chance to relax after work and sample some great SA wine. The June 3 session starts at 4.30pm and the $5 entry fee will buy you a souvenir glass and the chance to purchase glasses of wine and chat to the makers and sellers from 30 wineries from across South Australia, including Torbreck Wines, Purple Hands, Bremerton, Bleasdale, The Pawn Wine Co, Ngeringa, Mitchell Wines and Shottesbrooke. More information can be found here.

Sea & Vines – June 10 to 13

Now in its 24th year, the McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the region’s culinary and wine traditions. Showcasing 25 wineries and 35 food and wine events over the June long weekend, this year’s festival highlights include a five-course degustation dinner event with jazz virtuoso James Morrison; a dinner at Salopian Inn matched to wines selected by Matt Dunne, sommelier at Sydney’s Aria; a six-course long lunch at Serafino prepared by former MasterChef contestant Jessie Spiby and executive chef Sarah Contin; and a collection of seafood masterclasses led by Michael Angelakis and Michael Keelan. The full program can be found here.

Losing the plot – until June 26, 2016

Losing the Plot: food gardening in South Australia is a Migration Museum exhibition that explores the history of growing food in South Australia and examines the stories behind the food on our plates, from Aboriginal food production and school and community gardens to the home garden and market gardens in SA. The exhibition is accompanied by a program of workshops and talks focussing on food gardening and the use of garden produce in preserving and cooking.

Winter Reds Weekend – July 29 to 31

Now in its sixth year, the Adelaide Hills Wine Region’s Winter Reds Weekend is a mini wine festival celebrating cool-climate red wines. This year is set to be the largest Winter Reds, with more than 40 participating wineries offering a diverse range of tasting events. Entry to non-ticketed events is a one-off $10 fee and includes a Spiegelau glass to keep. Space may be limited, so bookings are encouraged. See the Adelaide Hills Wine Region website for the full program.


Wine tasting and open fires at the Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Weekend. Photo: Andrew Beveridge/

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