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Tickets now on sale for KI’s newest food and wine festival

Gutsy Kangaroo Island, a brand-new drinking and eating event launches today, celebrating the determination and brilliance of the Island’s producers.

Gutsy Kangaroo Island, a brand-new drinking and eating event launches today, celebrating the determination and brilliance of the Island’s producers, bringing locals out of hibernation and attracting visitors to the Island in the traditionally quiet month of June 2022.

Kangaroo Island isn’t the easiest place to be a producer, but the challenge that the Island presents makes the products that much more unique. 

Islanders defy the odds, always, whether that be the distance, the weather, or the isolation, to craft their product, and the stories to be told about how they achieve this, are incredible.  

KI is bold, brave, and love to celebrate with grit their wine, spirits, cider, beer and food culture that is built on guts and determination.

That celebration is being led to Gutsy, the newest event to be held over the June long-weekend in 2022.  At a time of the year that Islanders love to celebrate ‘Island Life’, it’s time to let visitors experience Island food and beverages a little differently.

The Kangaroo Island Tourism Alliance is proud to support this event, and with funding through the Regional Recovery for Tourism Fund, has assisted the beverage producers on the Island to bring this to life. 

Megan Harvie, Regional Tourism Manager said, “We hope that visitors and locals can enjoy something different to what they are used to seeing from our cellar doors, distilleries, and breweries. Bring your coat, your beanie and boots, the fires will be lit, the stills will be full, the vintage is in the barrel, it’s time to celebrate Gutsy Kangaroo Island.”

There will be something for everyone, from a bottomless bubbles with seafood brunch overlooking the Bay of Shoals, five course degustation paired with never-before seen museum stock at False Cape Wines, a Winter Whisky Feast at Kangaroo Island Spirits celebrating the first Whisky barrel seasoning. 

Springs Road Wines will be serving up bowls of traditional English stew and French cassoulets as you taste their reserve shiraz by the fire, and at Dudley Wines enjoy a day of music, food, wine and local celebrities to celebrate the stories of determination that make Dudley what it is today.

Gutsy Kangaroo Island will be held from Friday 10 June to Sunday 12 June.

The official program and tickets are now on sale and available here.

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