Forkmas – December 15
For lovers of food trucks and all that they entail, Christmas is coming early, with Fork on the Road bringing Forkmas to Victoria Square from 5pm to 9pm this Friday. The elves supplying all your festive-season stomach-fillers will include Four Seeds, Bubble Bus Bubble Tea, Sloe Moe’s, Tacocat and a swag of other Fork favourites. There will also be a DJ, craft beer, wine, cider and spirits. Keep an eye on the event page for updates.
Kangaroo Island tastings at the Adelaide Central Market – December 15
A slew of Kangaroo Island producers will be popping up at the Adelaide Central Market this Friday from 11.30am to 2.30pm, and 4.30pm to 7.30pm. City dwellers will be given the opportunity to meet the teams behind Latitude 36, Drunken Drone Brewery and Kangaroo Island Spirits, and taste some island produce. For more information, see the event page.
City Cellar Door – December 15
The last winery to take over the National Wine Centre for City Cellar Door’s 2017 season will be French label GH Mumm. The champagne will be available by the glass or the bottle, and you’re even invited to have a hand at “champagne sabering”. There will also be a GH Mumm masterclass, with tickets available for $50 per person. To book, call 8313 0095.
Wine and Cheese Twilight Picnic – December 15
Hindmarsh Square will give itself over to a handful of wine and cheese producers – and one ice creamery – for a twilight picnic on Friday. From 4.30pm until 8pm, you can sip wines from Shut The Gate, Hentley Farm, Majella and Tomich Wines, among others, while sampling cheese from Alexandrina Cheese Company, Barossa Cheese and B-.d Farm Paris Creek, then cap off the night with a Golden North ice-cream. Purchase a $5 souvenir glass for entry into the event.
Two Sisters’ Celebrate Summer street party – December 15
Two Sisters, the Goodwood Road suburban small bar, is holding a Celebrate Summer street party. The event will happen next door on Gilbert Street, where the venue will provide the eats, accompanied by Sidewood Estate wines and brews from Shifty Lizard. The party will kick off at 3pm on Friday and entry is free. For more information, see the event page.
Adelaide Farmers’ Market Christmas twilight market – December 20
You can stock up for your Christmas feast at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market’s special twilight market from 3pm until 7pm next Wednesday. More than 50 South Australian producers will be selling everything from hams, chicken and lamb, to seasonal fruit and vegies, plus there will be live acoustic music, cooking demonstrations, and a bouncy castle for the kids. The market is at the Adelaide Showground (entry via Leader Street, Wayville).
Twilight Tastings – December 26–January 1
Barossa winery Kellermeister is inviting people to its cellar door every day during the twilight period between Christmas and the New Year to enjoy local produce platters, beautiful Barossa scenery and Kellermeister wines. The cellar door will be open to all from 9am until 7pm from December 26 until January 1. For further information, see the event page or call 8524 4303.
Here’s To Now – December 29
Coriole Vineyards will host the fifth edition of Here’s To Now, a food and music festival presented in collaboration with The Happy Motel. Pizzateca, Comida and Devour Café will provide the food, Coriole will supply the wine, and the roster of artists will include FKJ, Jordan Rakei, Nai Palm, The Shaolin Afronauts, Man Made Mountain and Abbey Howlett. Rounding out the whole event is the reportedly very nice sunset, courtesy of the Earth, Sun and vistas of the Coriole property. Tickets are available for $79.70 here.
2KW New Year’s Eve – December 31
There’s no better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than on a rooftop with sufficient access to bubbly vino, and 2KW has you covered on both counts. Doors will open at 6.30pm and ticket holders will be greeted with either a Pol Roger or Ruinart on arrival. The vibe will be set by DJ Maison and Kai Ward, and the chefs will be stoking the mallee grill, serving local meats, seafood, charcuterie, cheeses and canapés. Tickets are $150 per person and available here. 2KW is also hosting a New Year’s Day event, with the $45 ticket price including an Aperol Spritz on arrival. More information on the 2KW website.
Electra NYE – December 31
Electra House is offering two levels of New Year’s Eve celebrations, with the help of DJ YO! MAFIA and the team at Bianca. For $50 per person, punters will have access to pizza by Bianca (delivered after 9pm), an espresso martini on arrival, and one “premium” beverage; or for $120 per person you get pizza and a four-hour premium beverage package. The event will run from 8pm until 3am and tickets can be purchased here.
Hennessy New Year’s Eve – December 31
The Mayfair’s rooftop bar, Hennessy, is bringing in the New Year with an event featuring DJs, food, booze and incomparable views. For $159 per person, ticket holders will be greeted with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and another at midnight, plus a selection of cocktail food, including lobster rolls, pork buns, mini burgers and macarons. To make a booking, phone (08) 8210 8899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crush Festival – January 26-28
Crush is back in 2018 and taking punters on a wine odyssey throughout the Adelaide Hills. General entry to is free, and a $10 souvenir glass can be purchased on the day, but there are also a bunch of ticketed events on offer. Greenhill Wines will be hosting a Mad Hatter’s Picnic, featuring a picnic lunch matched to wine, courtesy of winemaker Paul Henschke; Howard Vineyard is throwing a rosé party, Rosé. Repeat, and Longview Vineyard will host its annual Piece Project, featuring street artists competing for The Piece Shiraz label, accompanied by Longview’s wines and tunes. For full details on Crush 2018, head to the website.
Taste Eden Riesling Festival – January 27
More than 30 aged and new-release Rieslings will be on show during Eden Valley’s Taste Eden Riesling Festival, hosted in the historic Franklin House gardens. Mingle with the makers and enjoy food by Andre’s Cucina project Mangia Mangia. Tickets are $25, available here.
Espresso Martini Festival – February 2-3
Adelaide’s best and brightest bartenders will compete for the title of Best Espresso Martini in Town at this cocktail festival, which runs from 5pm until 11pm on Friday, February 2, and from 12pm-10pm on Saturday, February 3. The list of participating venues will be announced soon, and all attendees will be given the opportunity to vote for which cocktail the 2019 event will focus on. Tickets are $30 a piece, for more information, see the event page.
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