If your perfect weekend sounds likes tasting 180 of the state’s finest food and wine producer’s offerings in one, convenient city location. We’re here to tell you it’s possible. The 2017 Cellar Door Festival is just around the corner! Joining you in the lead up to the festivities, are Cellar Door Fest’s four newly announced ambassadors – each bringing a wealth of knowledge, charisma and down-right fun!
David Bowley – Vinteloper
David Bowley wasn’t born to be a winemaker. With no family history or industry pedigree, he was left to carve his own path. Growing up in Adelaide, a child of the 80’s, winemaking took David around the globe, with some of the biggest and smallest players in the game along the way, until 2008 he took the helm of Vinteloper. Challenged by the battle of the artistic and scientific paradigms inherent in the craft, the demands to be equal parts patient, decisive, brave, pragmatic and informed are high. Thanks to back to back success at Pinot Palooza, under his guidance, Vinteloper is now recognised as one of Australia’s premier producers of Pinot Noir.
Dougal McFuzzlebutt – McFuzzlebutt’s Manchen
Dougal McFuzzlebutt is a passionate South Australian foodie working in the craft beer, wine and food industry offering freelance photography, event management, marketing and consultancy services to restaurants, cafes, food producers, wineries and breweries. He is a self-taught cook and regular shopper at the Adelaide Central Market who is always on the look out for new and exciting South Australian ingredients to create enticing recipes to share with friends and families or inquisitive followers on social media.
Kris Lloyd – Woodside Cheese Wrights & Kris Lloyd Artisan
Kris Lloyd is CEO and Head Cheese Maker of Woodside Cheese Wrights, a specialist cheese maker of goat, cow and buffalo cheeses, based in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. She is self-taught and her career now spans over 18 years. In 2010 Kris won the National Telstra Business Women’s Award for Innovation. Kris was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the Westpac and Financial Review, 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2014 and 2015. She is also an International Cheese Judge and the only South Australian to judge at the prestigious World Cheese Awards 2014-2016. Kris continues to be involved in many aspects of the cheese and food industry in South Australia and Australia and was named one of South Australia’s Food Ambassadors. She is a fervent supporter of regional foods, farmers markets and producers.
Max Mason – The Henry Austin
Max Mason has a colourful history – ten years as a Royal Naval Officer making charts of the Antarctic, ten years running his own restaurants in England, he fell in love with South Australian produce, landscape and wine when he came here to work with Duncan Welgemoed on Lola’s Pergola three years ago. Since then, he’s led the team opening the acclaimed Henry Austin, in the old Chesser Cellar building, he’s made his own Sangiovese-Grenache blend from McLaren Vale and he has a Bottle-Shop stocked with 8000 South Australian bottles of wine beneath his restaurant. Part geek, part winemaker, all enthusiastic!
Get the gang together over February 24-26th 2017 for a cracker of a line up of SA food and wine.