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Beer and cider at the Wharf, Burgerlicious and Cellar Door Fest

Food & Wine Events

Upcoming food and wine happenings, including The Holdy’s Adelaide Hills wine tour fundraiser, the colossal three-day Cellar Door Fest, and suburban happenings including Burgerlicious and Brunchtown.

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Cellar Door Fest – February 7-9

More than 170 wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers from across 14 South Australian regions will descend on the city for three days at the annual Cellar Door Fest at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival will include free tastings and cooking demonstrations; masterclasses; two long-table lunches – one with Adam Liaw and Callum Hann, the other with Hentley Farm; a four-course degustation dinner with chefs Liaw, Hann and Jessie Spiby; a hands-on d’Arenberg Blending Bench Experience; a new dedicated cheese zone, and a “Bushfire Relief Market” dedicated to showcasing producers directly affected by the recent fires.

Escape to Italy with Ben Trobbiani – February 6

Goodwood Road’s planted-based Vietnamese eatery Metta Sol is hosting 2019 Masterchef contestant Ben Trobbiani for an Italian set menu, drinks and music from 6.30pm. The event will see Ben on the tools in the kitchen of Metta Sol as part of a string of travel series evenings hosted by the restaurant. Bookings are essential; details here.

Wharf Summer Beer & Cider Fest — February 8

Head to Port Adelaide for the Wharf Summer Beer & Cider Fest from noon to 11.30pm at The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel. The event will celebrate the latest craft beers and ciders from local brewers including Big Shed, Little Bang, Mismatch, Hills Cider and PirateLife.

Burgerlicious – February 7-9

This three-day event at Morphettville Racecourse is promising to showcase “Adelaide’s best burger”. Among the participating vendors announced so far are Karaage Burger, Gang Gang, The Filipino Project, Burgertec and Nugg Lyf. There will also be DJs, craft beer, wine and cocktails. Entry to Burgerlicious is free. It’s on from 5pm-10pm on Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

Brunchtown :: Gang Gang – February 9

Head down to Somerton Park for Brunchtown – a brunch party of coffee, beats and burgers hosted by Summertown Studio and catered by the popular food truck team Gang Gang. From 9am to 3pm, Gang Gang offers their Asian-inspired burgers, with vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Housed in an open warehouse space at Somerton Park, Summertown Studio is a shopfront with a series of creative co-working studios.

Why Riesling is my favourite varietal – February 12

Why Riesling is my favourite varietal is a Riesling masterclass to be hosted by the National Wine Centre of Australia from 6pm to 8pm. This is the first in the Wine Centre’s annual masterclass series. A sommelier will take guests on a guided venture through local wine regions, with 10 wines included in the session. Tickets are $60.

15 Shades of Rosé – February 22

North Terrace’s 2KW Bar and Restaurant hosts one of its most popular events — 15 Shades of Rosé. The rosé festival, from 1pm to 3.30pm, showcases 15 different styles of rose from around the globe in a party-like atmosphere. The dress code is pink and white. Wines include the likes of Cullen, Longview, Bird in Hand, Howard, Deviation Road and Murdoch Hill.

Adelaide Hills Wine Tour — February 23

To raise funds for those affected by the recent bushfires, The Holdy is hosting an Adelaide Hills wine tour with all proceeds from ticket sales going towards the respective wineries and the South Australian Country Fire Service. Kicking off at The Holdy in the morning, the wine tour will visit Petaluma Cellar Door and LOT.100, the home of Vinteloper wine. Tickets are $85.

Champagne Sessions with Sara Underdown – February 25

Apoteca Bar and Restaurant offers an opportunity for Champagne lovers to experience a casual guided tasting with Sara Underdown, founder of Vine & Bubble Champagne magazine. Enjoy Champagne on arrival, then compare four Blanc de Blancs from two vintages, plus Champagnes from smaller producers. Canapés and a grazing table will accompany the 6.30-8.30pm tasting, with tickets costing $80.

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