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Feasting for charity and a wine festival by the sea

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Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including a fundraising feast featuring Moroccan fare by passionate cook Bree May and pastry master Domenic Tiani, and the Sea and Vines Festival at McLaren Vale.

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

South Australian photographer Tony Lewis presents a collection of his 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.

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.

Kersbrook Hill winery acoustic night – June 3

Kersbrook Hill winery is now making music to enjoy with its wine and apple cider. Winery owner Paul Clark will play the new electric guitar he has made, accompanied by his daughter Lindsay, on Friday nights starting on June 3 from 6pm. Enjoy the show accompanied by Kersbrook Hill wines, ciders, platters and pizza. Bookings are essential by phoning 8389 3301.


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.


James Morrison. Photo: supplied

Pepe Cucina wine dinner – June 14

La Cantina present a tasting of six wines from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, produced by Pandolfa estate, matched with antipasto at Burnside Village restaurant Pepe Cucina. The tasting will be followed by a bowl of chef Salvatore Pepe’s famous pasta and a glass of Pandolfa wine. The tasting starts at 5.30pm and tickets are $40 per person. Bookings can be made by phoning 8379 8991.

Pepe Cucina wine dinner 2

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The Longest Table Ambassador Dinner – June 18

Join The Longest Table ambassadors – cook Bree May, “cancer thriver” Jenni Eyles, brewers Craig Basford and Jason Harris, and chef Domenic Tiani – for a three-course Moroccan feast showcasing SA produce along with Big Shed Brewing Company cider and beer, as well as wines by Howard Vineyard and a welcome cocktail by Steve The Bartender. The event, which supports the work of Australian cancer researchers, will be held at the Published Arthouse, 11 Cannon Street, Adelaide. Tickets are $100 per person and cover food and beverages, live entertainment and a live auction hosted by Eyles, with all donations and auction proceeds used to #FORKCANCER.

Losing the plot – until June 26

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 Winter Reds. Photo: Andrew Beveridge/

Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures weekend – August 13-14

Discover hidden gems at Langhorne Creek’s Cellar Treasures Weekend as the region’s cellar doors uncover some carefully cellared wines. Learn about the benefits of cellaring wines as you taste the difference. See the Langhorne Creek Wine website for more details about this free event.

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