Afternoon Delights – April 16
Shottesbrooke Winery in McLaren Flat will host an Easter Sunday lunch, complete with food trucks Delectaballs and Feisty Filomena and music from The Timbers Duo at the Shottesbrooke Cellar Door. It’s a family-friendly affair, with free face painting and a giant sandpit at hand to entertain the young and young at heart. Entry is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. See here for tickets and further details.
Easter at Apothecary 1878 – April 15-16
An alternative to the standard Easter dinner fare, Apothecary 1878 will host their chef’s shared tasting menu this Easter Saturday and Sunday. The menu is expansive and the tickets are limited, so booking is essential. Call 82129099 and keep an eye on the event page for further details.
Barossa Vintage Festival – April 19 to 23
The Barossa Valley’s annual food, wine and entertainment showcase features more than 90 events over five days. They include a Spanish-style tapas dinner with matching wines hosted by Seppeltsfield Wines in its 1882 Vinegar Haus; a black-tie cocktail dinner in a 1940s setting at Lindsay Wine Estate, a Beer vs Wine Degustation at Barossa Valley Brewing, a Let the Fun be Ginboutique crafting experience, and Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch – a five-course degustation feast presented by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis. See the full list of festival events here.
City Cellar Door – April-May
The National Wine Centre’s next City Cellar Door food and wine event on April 28 will showcase the wines of Barossa Valley’s Hentley Farm and Barossa/Eden Valley’s Chaffey Bros. On May 26, the featured wineries will be McLaren Vale’s Wirra Wirra and Barossa’s Yalumba. The CBD series has a strong focus on comparing wine regions’ terroir and styles. For $40 you can also meet the winemakers at a progression masterclass from 5pm-6pm (bookings here).
Bottega Rotolo cheese classes
Bottega Rotolo is hosting a range of cheese classes throughout the coming months in which participants will taste and learn about different cheeses and drinks that can accompany them. Classes include French Cheese on May 3 ($50 per person), Blue Cheese and Dessert Wine on May 24 ($65 per person), Cheese and Whisky on June 7 ($75 per person) and White Mould Cheese on July 5 ($50 per person). All classes run from 6.30pm-8pm and are held at Bottega Rotolo’s King William Road store. Bookings here.
Tasting Australia – April 30 – May 7
An “Australian Spirit Day” featuring free tastings, a cocktail-style Chef’s Supper Club, Meet Your Maker wine tastings and master-classes (including a six-decade tasting of Grange); degustation dinners and cooking demonstrations are part of the 2017 Tasting Australia program, which encompasses events in the city and regions. The festival will have a showpiece restaurant, The Glasshouse Kitchen, in Victoria Square. See the full Tasting Australia program here.
Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend – May 19-22
Almost 40 wineries, three breweries and 30 restaurants will be participating in events during the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend this May. The program includes tasting and blending sessions, master-classes, opportunities to meet the winemakers, picnics, gourmet breakfasts, long-table lunches, live music and more. See the full program for event details and shuttlebus services.
The Fruitful Pursuit [Autumn ‘17] – May 27
The Fruitful Pursuit are bringing the best in forward-thinking Australia winemakers to The Henry Austin, including South Australian favourites Jauma, Sanglier and The Mysterious Mr Black. The event will also feature a heavy roster of interstate talent, officially launching The Fruitful Pursuit’s broader national focus. Tickets available soon.
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