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Truckloads of chocolate, Grenache and other wine tastings

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including a chocolate-themed Fork on the Road gathering, a day to celebrate Grenache, and a wine degustation dinner at Windy Point Restaurant.

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Fork on the Road ‘Chocolate and Trucks’ – September 18

Fork on the Road is kicking off its spring season with a chocolate-inspired food truck gathering at Bonython Park on Sunday. Enjoy chocolate-themed food and drinks, including chocolate tacos, chicken with chocolate mole sauce, chocolate-dipped iceblocks, deep-fried chocolate ravioli and chocolate-flavoured beer from food vendors including Burger Theory, Sneaky Pickle, Chimichurri Grill, Wafflestix, Honey Puff Ladies, Sucre Patisserie and Sunshine Ice Blocks. Drinks include wine, craft beer and spirits from local producers including Adelaide Hills Distillery, Big Shed Brewing Co, Mismatch Brewing and Adelaide Hills Cider. Chocolate and Trucks runs from 12pm-4pm.

International Grenache Day – September 16

Celebrate International Grenache Day at Serafino Wines with a free community tasting from 4pm to 7pm with special guest James Halliday. This annual event will showcase Serafino Wine’s Grenache heritage and compare the diversity of Grenache by origin, micro-climate, viticultural and sustainable practices, and winemaking style. Wines on tasting include Serafino Reserve Grenache 2013 and Serafino GSM 2013 (Grenache Shiraz Mataro).

Howard Vineyard wine dinner – September 19

Join Windy Point Restaurant for a degustation dinner celebrating Howard Vineyard Wines. Meet the winery team and learn more about the wines as they are matched to a five-course menu designed by head chef Justin Miles. Cost is $100. Numbers are limited. To book phone 8278 8255.


Windy Point Restaurant. Photo: Windy Point Restaurant

Formaggio e Vino at Mercato – September 19

Join cheese expert Anthony Alcock and Italian wine specialist Chris Sarandis for an evening of cheese and wine tastings. Explore the complex regional flavours of five premium cheeses and their wine matches. Cost is $50 per person. Information and bookings here.

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.

Meet the authors of ‘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.


Strawberry cake from ‘Calendar of Cakes’. Photo: Jacqui Way

Charity Brew ‘n’ Q – September 25

Medical recruitment agency Australian Medical Placements is holding a gourmet barbecue fundraiser in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. For the Charity Brew ‘n’ Q event, the AMP’s Royston Park venue will be transformed into a rustic barbecue space complete with some of Adelaide’s best eats, including smoky roasted meats, gourmet sliders and foods prepared by local chefs including Chris Jarmer of Jarmer’s Kitchen. Pirate Life craft beer, Reilly’s wines and entertainment will also be on offer. The event runs from 1pm to 6pm; cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children and $30 for families.

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.

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.

Food race for charity

Food rescue race for charity.

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