They say Summer bodies are made in Winter, but over the next two months this will be impossible to achieve as South Australia becomes a cheese, wine and whisky lovers dream – more so than usual! Whether you’re looking for something to do on the weekend or want to plan a quick getaway in one of the States wine regions, this list has you covered.

Sip and Sounds – July 22
National Wine Centre 

Live music, tasty food and of course delicious wine are all here for the National Wine Centre’s, Umbrella Winter City Sound’s event, Sip and Sounds. Showcasing the best of South Australian musical talent, attendees will taste a variety of drops from well-known and boutique wineries while listening to the smooth acoustic melodies from artists including blues and folk artist Tanya Carragher and soul and RnB artist Ollie English.

Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival – July 22
Plant 4 Bowden

An entire day dedicated to fromage? Oui s’il vous plaît! Cheese-A-Holics at Plant 4 Bowden is taking over with the second instalment of the cheese festival this month, including masterclasses, cooking demos and countless tastings. Make sure to pencil this one in!

Winter Reds – July 27-29
Adelaide Hills

Rug up and get ready for a glass (or two!) of your favourite drop as Winter Reds returns to the Adelaide Hills at the end of the month, with events from 29 local wineries across three big days. From banquet and long table dinners to cosy fireside hangouts with food trucks, there’s a range of ticketed and non-ticketed events to suit all vino lovers.

Pinot Palooza – August 11
Morphettville Racecourse 

You can never have too many wine events! Celebrating the popular red varietal, get ready for tastings galore as Pinot Palooza comes to town. Explore a wide range of local, national and worldwide drops at this one of a kind event. Tickets include unlimited tastings on the day – so make sure you have a big breakfast and lunch!

Whisky Live Adelaide – August 24-25
Grand Chancellor Hotel

Get out your Glencairn, it’s time for a dram! Whisky Live Adelaide is back at the end of August. Discover whisky from around the world while grazing on gourmet eats. Non-whisky drinks feat not; there is also an array of spirit tastings on offer including gin, rum and vodka.

Barossa Gourmet – August 31 – September 2

Delicious local produce, world-class wine and quality hospitality awaits at Barossa Gourmet weekend. This year’s program features a whopping 32 events, promising secret dining experiences, garden parties and intimate tasting to name a few! A weekend away in the Barossa anyone?