The Crush Festival is back again this Australia Day weekend! It’s the perfect opportunity to gorge on delicious South Aussie wine and food, with 43 events over three days. There’s something for you, your mum and even Susan next door. But if your perfect afternoon or evening sounds like sitting down for a lazy lunch or long table dinner then we’ve got just the perfect Crush dining guide for you.
FRIDAY 27th JANUARY
Mordrelle Wines – Dessert, Chocolate & Wine
Okay, so it’s not technically a dinner as such… but if you decide to have chocolate and wine for dinner, we won’t tell anyone (because we’d do the same thing)! Argentinean winemaker, Martin Moran, from Mordrelle Wines and Red Cacao’s chocolatier Marcus Booth-Remmers match wines and chocolate to give you a delectable taste sensation!
Where: Red Cacao, Shop 3/41 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling.
When: 6.00pm-10.00pm Friday Night.
Phone: 08 8339 3128.
SATURDAY 28th JANUARY – DINNER
We couldn’t just pick one great option for Saturday’s dinner (there’s 43 events over the whole weekend, come on), so we’ve had to put two options, but don’t blame us, blame the Crush Festival for having so many amazing choices that we just can’t choose one.
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard – Chardy in the Vines
What sounds more romantic than these two words: ‘Sunset Dinner’. We sure can’t think of anything! Get your Valentine’s Day in two weeks early and treat yourself with a menu curated by the 2016 Chef of the Year. With 8 different vintage options, you’ll be drowning in delicious wine. They also do a vigneron walk and talk, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about Chardonnay – delicious and educational!
Where: 166 Harris Rd, Lenswood.
When: Saturday 6.00pm-10.00pm and Sunday 12.30pm-4.30pm.
Phone: 08 8389 8339.
The Lane Vineyard – Taste the Seasons: Summer
When you think of the most elegant dinner you could ever imagine, there’s no doubt it has over three courses. Get treated like a bonafide Lord or Lady and indulge yourself in a seven course meal (yes, you read that right – seven)! Watch from the deck as the sunsets over Mount Lofty while sipping a glass of Cuvée Helen, and believe you’re royalty for a night.
Where: 5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf.
When: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start Saturday Night.
Phone: 08 8388 1250.
Ticket Price: $120pp.
SUNDAY 29th JANUARY – LUNCH
Bird In Hand – Lunch In The Gallery
Bookings are essential for this incredible event. Why? The tantalising meal is a masterpiece of degustation created by Chef de cuisine Carlos Astudillo, which is then paired with vintage wine from Bird In Hand. Having previously won the Australian Winery and Winemaker of the Year, you can’t expect anything less than perfection from this special event.
Where: Pfeiffer Rd, Woodside.
When: from 12.30pm Sunday.
Phone: 08 8389 9488.
Ticket Price: $165pp.
SUNDAY 29th JANUARY – DINNER
While there are no ticketed events for your Sunday dinner to finish off your weekend, you’re not going to want to pass up the next two options.
Mordrelle Wines – South American Guitars
Finish off your weekend with a delicious spit roast by Dominic Romeo to the spirited sounds of South American guitars! Take in the passionate energy that surrounds you while you taste local boutique wines handcrafted by Argentinean winemaker Martin Moran and his family. Perfecto!
Where: Geppettos Restaurant, 94 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf.
When: from 11.00am Sunday.
Phone: 08 8388 7558.
The Seasonal Garden Cafe – From the Oven, from the Garden, from the Region
A banquet in an orchard is the best way to relax after a long weekend of wining and dining! Created from local Adelaide Hills produce by Silvia Hart and guest chef, Duncan Welgemoed of Africola, experience the best the Adelaide Hills has to offer in one mouth-watering night!
Where: 100 Main St, Hahndorf.
When: 11.00am – midnight Saturday and Sunday.
Phone: 08 8388 7714.
Check out Crush Festival’s program for tips on transport, accommodation and a handy map!