19 Dec 2019

Still on the hunt for the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas?

Have you left your shopping to the last minute and now you're in a hurry to find a present your Aunty Betty will love? Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel is here to save the day with an array of incredible food and beverage experiences on sale now!

Check out our top picks below.

East End Cellars Masterclasses

27 March – 5 April / Various prices

Masterclasses bring wine, beer and spirits to a whole new level. Presented by Tasting Australia's Beverage Managers East End Cellars and Beverage Director Nick Stock, the popular East End Cellars Masterclass series surprise, delight and delve deep into the wonderful world of beverages. Here, patrons broaden their understanding of wine, beer and spirits, with incredible talent from across South Australia, Australia and the world!

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Preview Party served by RAA Travel

26 March 2020 / Tickets from $65

Drinks? Chilled. Food? Sizzling. Excitement? You bet. Join the party as Tasting Australia officially opens for 2020. Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will again be transformed into Town Square — Adelaide’s go-to eating and drinking destination – and you’ll have first look. Sip wine and meet the folks who made it, while you catch up with friends and toast the 10 days to come. Your ticket includes a 2.5 hour food and beverage package, featuring wine and drinks tastings, drinks from the bar, plus food from Town Square vendors.

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Matt Moran & Yalumba Farmgate Lunch

29 March 2020 / Tickets from $215

Spend the afternoon at Yalumba, a grand estate in the Barossa with 170 years of winemaking heritage behind it. Your only to-do is relaxing at long tables set in the gardens of the Yalumba property. Farm-fresh produce will feature on the lunch menu, with the celebrated Matt Moran to cook beside Tasting Australia creative director Simon Bryant. Along with enjoying the duo’s food, guests are invited to watch them in action during cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Matched Yalumba wines will complete the picture of an all-round stellar day.

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Seaside Sojourn

3 April 2020 / Tickets from $245

Port Willunga's Star of Greece is synonymous with sun-drenched holidays. For this dinner we're turning up the party dial with two special guests renowned for their beach-friendly food. Will Meyrick (Sarong Bali, MamaSan Bali, Hujan Locale and more) and Darren Robertson (Three Blue Ducks) will be welcomed by Star of Greece chef Brett Worrall to present a menu celebrating South Australian seafood. You're also invited to a special pre-dinner seaside soiree that will be open on the shore below the restaurant - it's the perfect spot to relax and reflect.

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One Plate – Presented by Australian Good Meat

31 March 2020 / From $60

If you’ve been curious to step into the Glasshouse Kitchen but didn’t know if a full meal was your scene, One Plate is for you. One Plate — presented in partnership with Australian Good Meat — invites you to enjoy a main course and side dish. Your meal will be prepared by Tasting Australia’s creative director Simon Bryant, along with Kangaroo Island chef Jack Ingram (Sunset Food and Wine) and Clare Valley chef Guy Parkinson (Seed Kitchen). Two main course options will be available at each sitting, both featuring succulent South Australian lamb.

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Vintage Express

26 March – 4 April 2020 / From $150

Welcome to the wine tour redefined. Visit top South Australian vineyards amid the bustle of vintage, then enjoy their wines over lunch at city restaurants. Vintage Tours will run on across 8 days of Tasting Australia’s, with wineries across McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills involved. One option will see you stay within city limits. Once ready for a bite you’ll enjoy a selection of dishes from a ‘feed me’ menu in a two-course lunch at some of the state’s most celebrated dining options.

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Check out the full Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel program by clicking here.