The festive season is fast approaching and if you haven’t completed, or even STARTED your Christmas shopping yet, this is the guide for you.
Give the gift of South Australian eating and drinking experiences this year. From the wine lover to the regional explorer, we’ve got something for everyone.
These top gift recommendations are guaranteed to make you a hero on Christmas morning – and they're all just a click away!
For the regular bar-hopper
Behind the Bar Series
A ticket to one of our all-new Behind the Bar sessions will allow the Adelaide-bar-scene-lover in your life to discover the philosophy of one of Adelaide's leading bars, plus its featured styles and sources of inspiration. Sessions will run for about an hour, with guests to relax over two drinks made by host bartenders.
For the adventurer
Tasting Australia Airlines: Coober Pedy
7—8 May 2022 | $1,500
Give the gift of an iconic South Australian destination known best for the glittering opals its red soil yields. Guests will enjoy food from Ben Shewry (Melbourne’s Attica) and Duncan Welgemoed (Africola), and learn about the remarkable desert location from South Australian Museum’s Professor John Carty.
For the meat lover
Beast & Bourbon
5 May | $175
Beast and Bourbon at the home of Glenelg’s best steaks – Seafire on the Marina – is a meat lover’s dream event. The hosts will take guests on a journey through the history of bourbon, including tastings from Kentucky’s legendary Buffalo Trace Distillery, while they devour hearty and mouth-watering meat dishes.
For the DIY’er
Beach Road Wines: Wine Blending & Bottling Masterclass
6 May | $600
Allow your loved one to create their own bespoke wine blend and return home with a dozen bottles of their new creation. Guests will learn how to balance acidity, sweetness, tannins and flavours, and have some fun ‘on the tools’ bottling and labelling their own wines.
For the white wine curious
International Chardonnay Tasting
7 May | $195
Chardonnay is where the world of white wine is at its most exciting and competitive. This masterclass features 12 wines on tasting from the Adelaide Hills, wider Australia, New Zealand and France – all selected on the basis of highest quality, typicity, reputation and global relevance.
For the environmentally conscious
5 May | $295
This exciting Town Square Kitchen dinner will feature dishes that maximise local produce and use ingredients often overlooked. Crafted by Co-Festival Director Karena Armstrong (The Salopian Inn), Ben Devlin (Pipit, New South Wales) and Kane Pollard (Topiary), the courses will highlight the trio’s passion for curbing food waste.
For the traveller
Let The Good Times Flow - A Feast of the Riverland
30 April | $185
World-renowned chefs Duncan Welgemoed and Mark Best will lead this riverside feast like no other. The dinner will be a culinary journey of epi-curious proportions, celebrating the warm hospitality, creative spirit, and local produce of the Riverland.
For the brunch fanatic
1 May | $160
Allow your loved one to step out in style, with guests invited to dress in white for this dream way to start the day. Four dazzling courses will be curated by Shannon Martinez (Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters), and Singapore-born Chui Lee Luk.