The Cellar Door Fest returns to the Adelaide Convention Centre from the 2-4 March. Featuring over 180 wineries from 17 South Australian regions, you can taste your way around the State in one day! For those who aren’t wine lovers, there are also a number of brewers and distillers that will be featuring their products throughout the festival. Aside from trying the different drops on offer, the Cellar Door Fest hosts a number of events and activities with a range of producers. Take a look at our list of must-try experiences at this years festival.
During your visit to Cellar Door Fest, you may want to get involved in one of the three DIY workshops that will be running. For the cheese-obsessed, learn how to make your very own feta, courtesy of cheesemaker Kris Lloyd, from Woodside Cheese Wrights. If you have ever fancied learning the process of distilling, Sarah Lark from Kangaroo Island Spirits will take you through the blending your own 200ml bottle of gin using different native and traditional distillates. The last DIY workshop will have you saying Bellissimo! Become an Italian chef for the day and learn the art of pasta making and create your very own tiramisu in the Taste of Italy, Back 2 Basics cooking class.
Cheese Master Classes
The beauty of all three of the following master classes, is not only will you be able to taste a delicious selection of cheeses, but all will be matched with local wines! Discover how cheese is made and the history behind the brand that will take you through their products while you enjoy it yourself.
– Woodside Cheese Wright
– Udder Delights
– Alexandrina Cheese Company
Wine Master Classes
What would a festival for wine be without a few master classes? Whether you like sparkling, reds, whites, or you want to find out about the new up and coming winemakers around South Australia from industry experts and sommeliers, the following classes have you sorted.
– Deviation Road
– New Wave Winemakers
Spirit Master Class
The only spirit masterclass at this years festival will be run by the teams behind Man of Spirit and Applewood Distillery. In this hands-on class, you’ll be diving into the art of gin making, discovering how to create the perfect ‘Aussie’ espresso martini, and learning about the native components of Økar Amaro.
Urban Winery Project
Something to ticket off the bucket list! Learn all about the process of winemaking and get your ‘feet’ dirty as you stomp grapes with Urban Winery Project. There’s no need to worry about mess as there will be a foot washing station located at the stand, just make sure to wear shorts, a skirt or a dress. This free activity will be available throughout the festival – so get ready to squash to your hearts content!
Long Table Dining
Fresh local produce, beautiful wines, enticing flavours and time spent with friends! There are six long table dining experiences, the hardest decision will be choosing which of those to pick from! Find our two top choices below.
Iberia & Vinteloper Long Table Dinner
Iberia on Rundle Street comes together with Vinteloper for a long table dinner specialising in – you guessed it, Iberian dining! Experience the different flavours of this culture using local produce in a fun, sharing environment.
Tomich Wines Long Table Brunch
We don’t know anyone who is impartial to a Sunday brunch. Join Tom and Randal from Tomich Wines for a gourmet brunch overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank while you sip on some of the wineries most delicious drops.
For more information and to book your tickets to this years Cellar Door Fest, click here.