The National Wine Centre is giving South Australians the chance to indulge in a day of festivities at its Winter Food & Wine Festival on Sunday, August 30.
After an overwhelming turnout at the inaugural event last year, the festival is back to showcase South Australia’s finest food and wine.
NWC General Manager Adrian Emeny said the festival would celebrate the incredible quality and diversity of South Australian wine and give people a reason to emerge from winter hibernation.
“We want to give people something to get excited about during the quieter winter months in Adelaide. Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or novice, you’ll be able enjoy wines from about 11 wineries all in the one place, right in the heart of the city,” Mr Emeny said.
“More than 1000 people attended last year’s festival and we’re hoping for an even stronger turnout this year as awareness of the event and the Centre’s exceptional food and wine offering increases.”
Wineries from across McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills will take part in the event.
The festival will also showcase locally produced beer and cider and South Australia’s standout regional produce. The Centre’s Executive Chef Tze Khaw will prepare a mouth-watering menu of dishes inspired by the finest seasonal ingredients.
Guests will be able to enjoy the culinary delights along with music from live bands and DJs on the Centre’s terrace overlooking the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Several market providores will also be on hand to showcase their fresh, local produce.
Wine lovers looking to further educate their palate and expand their knowledge have the opportunity to attend wine master classes hosted by industry experts, including Dell’uva winemaker Wayne Farquhar.
“As the producer of the largest range of alternative varieties, the winery is looking forward to exciting the palates of wine lovers and novices alike,” Mr Farquhar said.
“The Winter Food & Wine Festival is a great opportunity to dare to taste something different – Mencia, Albarino, Arinto just to name a few – in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by fabulous food.”
The Winter Food & Wine Festival will be held at the National Wine centre on the corner of Hackney and Botanic roads on Sunday, August 30, from 11am until 5pm.
Tickets are $20 for early bird purchases or $25 on the day. Tickets include a Spiegleau wine glass and a glass of wine on arrival.
Tickets to each of the master classes are $25 and early bookings are essential as there are limited places.
For more information or to book tickets, please visit wineaustralia.com.au.