South Australia’s 18 wine regions will come together in the CBD for a special weekend-long festival to mark the 2021 Year of South Australian Wine and further drive visitation and expenditure across the wine state.
Over two nights from 4-5 June, the Weekend Wine Revolution will see South Australian winemakers and local vendors take over Peel and Leigh Streets, with free wine tastings, music and entertainment open to the public.
The Weekend Wine Revolution is presented by the 2021 Year of South Australian Wine – a 12-month national campaign launched by the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) in January to support SA’s wine regions after the challenges of bushfires, COVID-19, and effects on trade.
As part of the Weekend Wine Revolution, two pop-up wine bars will be available on Leigh St with entertainment such as fire twirlers and acrobats roaming on Peel St. Year of SA Wine ambassador Merrick Watts will be mingling with guests in the street and participating venues – having yarns about SA wine, recommending good drops, and dropping good jokes.
Merrick Watts is very proud to be representing the terrific wine producers of this amazing state as the 2021 Year of South Australian Wine ambassador.
“It’s an honour to be involved in wine events like the Weekend Wine Revolution and promote not just the wines but the incredible regions where over the years I have made so many great friends. Having the event in Adelaide CBD means we can introduce new, up and coming wine producers to city punters while also making sure they won’t forget the tried and tested producers,” he said.
Operators along Peel and Leigh Streets will activate their venues with exclusive SA wines on pour and other offers in celebration of the 2021 Year of South Australian Wine, helping drive activity and spend within their business. Consumers will also be incentivised to get out across SA’s 18 wine regions post-event, with ‘exclusive wine deals’ including discounts on wine tasting experiences and on bottles when buying at the cellar door.
Participating wineries, representing SA’s wine regions, include: Unico Zelo, Paulett Wines, Patritti Wines, Delinquente Wine Co, Yalumba, Henschke, Hither & Yon, Mosquito Hill Wines, One Paddock Wines, Bremerton Wines, Murdoch Hill, False Cape Wines, Padthaway Estate, Terre e Terre Wines, Cape Jaffa Wines, Wangolina Wines, Good Intentions Wines, and Blok Coonawarra.
The Weekend Wine Revolution runs Friday 4 June from 5pm until late, and Saturday 5 June from 6pm until late. It is open to the public and free to attend. The festival is supported by the Drink Easy Awards. See the full calendar of wine events supported by the Year of SA.