Your Guide To Winter Reds Festival

This month wine enthusiasts will be traversing the rolling Adelaide Hills in search of the perfect drop. We’ve got the best guide to get to know the locals!

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It’s upon us. The Winters Reds Weekend is heading our way on the 26 – 28 of July.

The Adelaide Hills is made for winter; the country side comes alive as the rain turns everything in its path green and picturesque, so it’s the perfect location to wine. There are over 30 wineries to explore and indulge in, each with unique experiences to choose from. 

We know that with a huge range of options it becomes even more difficult to make a decision. Our indecisive nature also runs rampant but we’ve reigned it in with our top 10 events for this year’s Winter Reds Festival.

Bird in Hand Winery

Bird in Hand are having three fabulous events throughout Winter Reds weekend. The APY Lands Art Exhibition Launch on Friday night with weaving workshops and inma-cultural song and dance performances. Includes wine on arrival with nibbles.

Six course degustation on Saturday will take you through South Australia’s native heritage highlighting indigenous ingredients. And finally, ‘Alinta’ (meaning fire) is a daytime party in the Barrel Hall with native inspired dishes cooked over charcoal, live music and open fires.

Bird in Hand Winery is located at 150 Pfeiffer Rd, Woodside. More info on the event here.

Glen Ewin Estate

Glen Ewin’s new Winter Lodge is hosting a cosy barn party on Sunday from 11-5pm with wine, chocolate tastings and live music. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. $25pp. Alternatively, jump on their degustation feast on Saturday the 27.

Glen Ewin can be found at 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton. More info on the event here

Golding Wines

The Low’n’Slow Winter Reds held at the gorgeous Golding Wines for the entire Winter Reds weekend. Live music, food and wine with a roaring fire in their barn.

Golding Wines is located at 52 Western Branch Rd, Lobethal. Find out more here.

Howard Vineyard

Spend a night under the stars at Howard Vineyard for their Winter Reds event, Lumiere Noir. Canapes on arrival, three-course meal, a 3.5 hours drinks package and live music is more than you need for a fun Friday night.

They’re also having a Riedel Veritas Wine Tasting Experience on Friday night (where you take three beautiful Riedel glasses home with you). Otherwise, their gorgeous winery will also have a Family Friendly Sunday with around a wood fire, enjoy a Shiraz or two, share our delicious casual food options and dance the days away to live music.

Bookings are essential for the Friday night event. Howard Vineyard can be found at 53 Bald Hills Rd, Nairne. More information here.

Longview Vineyard

The Longview Vineyard is hosting a weekend full of spits, firepits and wood ovens for a chill day with friends. Live music can be enjoyed alongside some delicious desserts as well.

The Pits and Spits event is located at 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield. Find out more here.

Main & Cherry

Indulge at Main & Cherry at The Manor, Fire, Food, and Wine. On Sunday there will be lots of red wine, hearty food, as well as a big fireplace on offer for guests. During the day there will also be live music and a DJ.

The event is held at The Manor Basket Range at 762 Lobethal Rd, Basket Range SA 5138. More information can be found here.

Paracombe Wines

Prepare to be spoiled at Paracombe Wines. A mouth-watering selection of food is on the menu for a weekend at Paracombe Wines. Just to name a few, succulent chicken coq vin, sweet potato mash, seared asparagus, roasted winter vegetable frittatas and fresh salad are all on the menu. Pairing gorgeous food and wine with gorgeous views.

Book your place at Paracombe Wines, located at 294B Paracombe Rd, Paracombe. Find more event information here.

Pike & Joyce

Tuck in with some Ribs & Reds at Pike & Joyce across the whole weekend. They are offering guests a wholesome American BBQ, boasting a large quantity of food including, ribs, brisket, and hot wings. There will also be accompanying wines and live music throughout the day.

Pike & Joyce is located at 730 Mawson Rd, Lenswood, and more information about the event can be found here.

Tomich Wines

Stay close to the city atmosphere over the Winter Reds weekend by attending Tomich Wines’ Pinot and Spice event. Tomich is teaming up with MW Kitchen at the city cellar door for spicy skewers and dumplings. A Pinot Noir masterclass is also on offer.

You can find Tomich Wines at 87 King William Rd, Unley. For more information on the event, click here.

Wicks Estate

Inside the Winery Experience is an event not to be missed. A diverse, mouth-watering Yum Cha menu from Concubine, plus an exciting new addition “the oyster bar”, can all be enjoyed while dancing away to The Happy Leonards.

Gather your friends and head to Wicks Estate, located at 29 River View Rd, Woodside. More information here.

The full program for the weekend and a map can be found here.

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