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Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including the Barossa Gourmet Weekend, Father’s Day ideas involving wine tastings, Italian cuisine and slow-roasted lamb, and a food race raising funds to feed people in need.

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Great Food Rescue Race  November 4 

Register your team now for Oz Harvest’s Great Food Rescue Race to help raise money to deliver meals to those in need. The event will include a range of challenges and rewards celebrating Adelaide’s food culture. It aims to raise $100,000, which will provide 200,000 meals delivered by Oz Harvest.  Registration is $275 per team of five, which includes race T-shirts, food and drinks.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend – September 2-4

Celebrate Father’s Day with a weekend of food and wine at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Enjoy breakfast in the shed at Peter Lehmann Wines, eat like a Barossan winemaker at Artisans of Barossa, head to Lindsay Wine Estate for pizza and paella with Poh Ling Yeow, indulge in chocolate and wine matching at Schild Estate Wines, or join Hentley Farm‘s head chef for a five-course Barossa heritage-inspired dinner. Tickets and the full Barossa Gourmet Weekend program can be found here.

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Father’s Day events – September 4 

Assaggio Ristorante will be open for lunch on Father’s Day, offering a full menu of traditional Italian cuisine cooked using local produce, including a tasting menu, antipasti and a range of Italian cheeses.

Join Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider for a special Father’s Day lunch among the barrels in the winery. Enjoy live music and a free cider for Dad on arrival, gourmet pizzas and share platters of Adelaide Hills produce, as well as a range of locally-made desserts. Bookings essential.

At Liebich Wines, chief winemaker Ron Liebich will celebrate his 70th birthday, sharing special wines from his past 45 Barossa vintages. Taste rare wines from the Liebich Wines cellar with a range of foods inspired from old Barossa cookbooks. Wine tasting flights include Retrospective Reds (2000-2004 Darkie Shiraz, Lofty Cab, Potter’s Merlot) and Forgotten Fortifieds (different grape varieties, some more than 20 years old). The event runs from 12pm to 4pm. Cost is $39.50 per person including wine flights matched with food.

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Enjoy wine tastings at Liebich Wines on Father’s Day.

Slow-roasted Sundays – until October 30

The Pot Food and Wine is collaborating with Ashley Park to bring whole milk-fed suckling lamb, ribs, French cutlets, crumbed chops, slow-roasted shoulders, rotisserie leg, lamb mac and cheese burgers and more. These special Sundays will start on September 4 for Father’s Day Sunday lunch with a special tasting menu on offer for $45 per person. Bookings essential.

Bird in Hand Wine Masterclass  September 14

Taste a range of 16 wines from Bird in Hand under the guidance of chief winemaker Kym Milne MW at Fassina Liquor Somerton Park at 7.30pm on September 14. Tickets are $15 per person with $10 refundable with any orders placed. Bookings essential.

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Meet the authors ‘Calendar of Cakes’  September 15

Meet Fiona Roberts and Jacqui Way, creators of the Calendar of Cakes cookbook from the South Australian Country Women’s Association. With more than 20 years’ experience,  Roberts has worked with influential food writers including Delia Smith, Maggie Beer and Donna Hay, while Way has specialised in photographing food for more than 17 years. Their talk is scheduled at 6pm for a 6.30pm start in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room at the University of Adelaide. Cost is $5 per person. Books will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings essential by phoning 8313 4064.

Olive oil tasting workshop – August 31

Improve your tasting ability and your flavour vocabulary, and learn how to pick a good olive oil from a bad one, while enjoying award-winning South Australian olive oil and produce. Presented by national olive oil judge and sensory analyst Briony Liebich, the workshop is being held at Our Place @ Willunga Hill. Tickets are $60 per person and include a light supper.

Learn to taste the difference between a good olive oil and a bad one.

Learn to taste the difference between good olive oil and inferior examples.

Bottega Rotolo Cheese Experiences

Fine food and wine merchant Bottega Rotolo presents cheese classes and workshops at its King William Road store exploring some of the best European and Australian varieties, styles, and food and wine matches. Classes include the Washed Rind Cheese Experience (September 8), the Goat Milk Cheese Experience (September 15) and the Raw Milk Cheese Experience (September 22).

Pizza nights at Bar Mercato

Join Bar Mercato for pizza al taglio, Rome’s most famous street food. The traditional pizza dough is made with Bar Mercato mother yeast and leavened for 72 hours before being baked on rectangle trays and served by the slice. The pizza nights will be held on September 15, October 20 and November 17 from 6.30pm. Tickets are $25, which includes unlimited pizza and live entertainment. Bookings essential by calling Julia on 8337 1808.

Sheep, Goat and Pinot – September 1

Join the Smelly Cheese Shop for a masterclass exploring the flavour and health properties of sheep and goat milk cheeses, with a range of less well-known cheeses and wine matches available for tasting. Tickets are $80 per person. More information and bookings here.

Fino Fridays – until September 1

Bring your best bottle and join Fino Seppeltsfield for Friday night dinner. Using locally produced Barossa Birds chicken, Schu Am Pork Toulouse sausage and The Dairyman heritage pork belly, Fino will prepare the ultimate winter dish – French provincial cassoulet – to be accompanied by a salad of Loralai’s lettuce and house-baked sourdough to mop up all the juices. Dinner is $30 per person and corkage is free on your first bottle (standard size, one per couple). An a la cart menu is also available. Bookings recommended.

2KW Adelaide Oyster Festival  September 3 

Rooftop restaurant and bar 2KW is holding its inaugural Adelaide Oyster Festival celebrating fresh and locally sourced oysters. Enjoy freshly shucked premium oysters from different regions around South Australia as well as seafood canapes and paella with Arbeaumont Champagne, Sidewood wine, cider and Cooper’s beer. The event runs from 1pm to 4pm and costs $90 per person. More information and bookings here.

2KW Adelaide Oyster Festival.

2KW Adelaide Oyster Festival.

Mercato Club Nebb  September 10

Join Italian wine expert David Ridge and La Cantina wines for a tasting of Australian and international Nebbiolos at the National Wine Centre from 12pm to 4pm. Guests will have the opportunity to taste and compare more than 60 Nebbiolo wines along with antipasto, cheese platters and Piedmont-inspired morsels. Admission is $95 per person including a Riedel ‘Ouverture’ red wine glass. A range of ticketed Nebbiolo masterclasses will also be held, including The Many Faces of Nebbiolo, hosted by Italian wine expert David Ridge, exploring the styles and interpretations of Nebbiolo. More information and bookings here.

Clare with Fresh Eyre – October 1 to 31

This October, the Clare Valley and the Eyre Peninsula regions will again collaborate to celebrate Riesling and seafood at the month-long Clare with Fresh Eyre event. As well as the main showcase at Sevenhill Cellars on October 22 to launch the region’s freshly-bottled 2016 Rieslings and premium seasonal seafood, Clare with Fresh Eyre also includes more than 15 separate events such as dinners, long lunches and casual gatherings featuring fresh oysters, mussels, kingfish and more matched to some of the region’s best wine. The full program can be found here.

A scene from last year's Clare with Fresh Eyre event at Shut the Gates Wines. Photo: Daniel Blackman / DB Digital

A scene from last year’s Clare with Fresh Eyre event at Shut the Gates Wines. Photo: Daniel Blackman / DB Digital

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