Bonjour Barossa – July 7
Seppeltsfield winery in the Barossa will be transformed into a Parisian-style market when its French festival returns this Sunday. The Bonjour Barossa menu “du jour” will highlight fromage, baguettes, charcuterie, fresh oysters, crepes, pastries and chocolate, with Barossan wine by Seppeltsfield and Champagne by Billecart-Salmon. Entry is $20 ($10 for kids) and there will also be goodies from Dough, Coffee + Crepe, Chocolique, Barossa Valley Cheese Company, The Oyster Bar, Barossa Coffee Roasters, Barossa Valley Ice Cream and Owen Andrews Catering, along with masterclasses, “paint and sip” experiences with Studio Vino and live music.
Bastille Day Brunch – July 14
National Wine Centre executive chef Steven Clark and head sommelier James Boden will be showcasing French food and wine varietals at this Bastille Day brunch. The three-course menu will include croissants and Danishes, cured meats, bisque custard, beef bourguignon, and a selection of French cheeses, while the featured wines will range from Champagne to Pinot Blanc, Grenache Cinsault Shiraz and Gamay. There will also be live music by local musicians Mélange à Trois. All-inclusive tickets (available here) are $85pp.
Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival – July 12-14
Returning to Adelaide Showgrounds for its fifth year, Beer & BBQ Festival will feature a huge line-up of Australian brewers and cider makers, as well as wine, gin, bourbon and even alcoholic kombucha, plus more barbecue than you can shake a tong at (including options for vegetarians and vegans). There will also be an expanded live music offering including Frenzal Rhomb and The Majesty of Tap (presented by You Am I). Read more in this CityMag story and stay tuned through the Beer & BBQ Facebook page.
Back Door Thai: Soi 38 x Hellbound – July 14
Thai restaurant Sukhumvit Soi 38 and Rundle Street basement wine bar Hellbound are teaming up to present a regional Thai feast. The three-course lunch is $60pp, including a welcome drink, with details here.
Bastille Day Dinner – July 13
Adelaide Central Market stall Les Deux Coqs is toasting Bastille Day with a long-table dinner featuring its handcrafted charcuterie and patisserie. The $110pp menu (tickets here) will comprise five courses with traditional French dishes such as pâté croûte (terrine covered by pastry) with pickles, duck à l’orange with potatoes, a selection of French cheeses, and a duo of crème brulée & chocolate mousse with cherries and almond tuiles.
Pisco Sangria Party at Cumbia – July 18
Also taking place in the Central Market is this one-off celebration of Latin American food and culture being presented by Cumbia Bar & Restaurant. The evening event will feature a selection of tapas from Peru, Colombia and Brazil, as well as sangria and live music, with tickets for the Pisco Sangria Party costing $48 each.
Winter Red Wine Masterclass Series – July 18 & August 16
The South Australian Wine Industry Association is hosting a short series of masterclasses over winter, with the next event (on July 18) promising to enlighten participants about the world of Cabernets through a guided tasting of eight Cabernet blends. It will be followed by a Grenache masterclass on August 16. Costing $79 each, the sessions will feature a guest winemaker and be held at the National Wine Centre. Details and bookings here.
Cellar Door Fest Winter Edit – July 19-20
A boutique take on the Adelaide Convention Centre’s annual Cellar Door Fest, this new event will take place over two days – from 5pm-10pm on the Friday and midday until 8pm on Saturday. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy wine from all SA’s top winemaking regions (see the full list here), plus beer and craft spirits, all in a “cosy, boho festival setting”. There will also be live music throughout the weekend. Tickets range from $28 (Friday night general admission) to $60 for a two-day pass.
Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival – July 21
Derby Pavilion at Morphettville Racecourse will be the venue for this cheese showcase featuring dairy delights from more than 25 producers, as well as vegan cheeses, olives, condiments, food vans, wines, craft beer and gin. The event, running from 10am-5pm, will also feature ticketed masterclasses, including one on cocktail and cheese pairing (with cocktails by Never Never Distilling) and another presented in conjunction with Big Shed Brewing that looks at winning beer and cheese combinations. Details here.
Winter Reds – July 26-28
More than 30 Adelaide Hills wineries will be presenting events during this year’s Winter Reds festival, from fireside feasts and long lunches to degustation dinners. Ticketed highlights include Penfolds’ 175th anniversary Winter Reds and Truffle Dinner at Magill Estate Restaurant ($175); Pinot in the Dark, a four-course dinner matched with eight consecutive vinatages of Pinot Noir at Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard ($165); a five-course Feast & Fire in the Field at Ngeringa Winery with Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wandless ($120); and Little Nepal, a guided walk through Kuitpo Forest followed by a Nepalese lunch at Fox Gordon cellar door ($125). See the full Winter Reds program here.
Pinot Palooza – August 10
More than 100 wines from 30 Pinot producers from Australia, New Zealand and beyond will be available for tasting when Pinot Palooza comes to the Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill in Port Adelaide. It’s on from midday until 5pm, with a bar, tunes and the promise of a “massive food line-up”.
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