The Crush15 festival hit Adelaide Hills with a bang this weekend, and although the weather did not bring it’s A game, the events certainly did.
With so many wineries involved it was tricky to choose just one to prop up our feet and fill up our glass. However our love for great wine and great art combined, we drove the winding roads to the beautiful Longview Vineyard near Macclesfield.
Every year Longview puts on one of the best shows in the Adelaide Hills with their fabulous wine, stunning views, music and of course the inaugural ‘Piece Project’
For those who don’t know, each year the ‘Piece Project’ involves an artist creating an art piece LIVE at the event with wine lovers looking on, which will then grace the bottle of the Longview Vineyards premium ‘The Piece Shiraz’
It was a rare treat to watch Melbourne Graffiti legend Johnny ‘DUEL’ create his masterpiece. Watching the progression of Johnny’s work across the course of the day was amazing, and the bottle will undoubtedly look breathtaking.
Plus this year two of South Australia’s own graffiti artists battled it out for the ‘People’s Choice Award.’ Voted for by the crowd, live at the venue! Again the boys created stunning graffiti artwork, in the hope of taking out the grand prize.
Weather was not working in the favour of the spray can wielding artists. Imagine gusty winds blowing at you whilst trying to carefully direct spray paint! And yet they all defied the elements to create truly gorgeous pieces.
Next to Longview’s great range of wine’s Vale Lager and Hills Cider quenched our thirst. Mouths watered over slow cooked BBQ treats including pulled pork sliders, and Cibo’s range of delicious gelato, desserts and coffee.
It was a day filled with laughter, great company and fabulous entertainment. All in the great setting of the Adelaide Hills.
After the recent and devastating bushfires that swept across the hills it’s great to see people supporting the local businesses. The campaign #headforthehills is all about this. An initiative to promote Adelaide Hills businesses, show support and tell the world that the hills are most certainly open and ready for business.
We couldn’t recommend Longview Vineyards higher. Pop it into your diaries for next year, but never fear, Longview Cellar Door and its stunning accommodation is open all year long.
If you’d like to learn more check out the Longview Vineyard website here http://www.longviewvineyard.com.au/