06 Mar 2023

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel returns this autumn with more of the eating and drinking experiences you love. Events will be held across South Australia’s 12 regions from 28 April – 7 May 2023.

With more than 150 events on offer across this great state, our Co-Festival Directors Darren Robertson and Karena Armstrong have selected their top picks to help you explore the festival program.

Top picks for true food adventure

Town Square Kitchen - Alive
Town Square Kitchen - Alive

Town Square Kitchen - Alive
This Town Square Kitchen brunch is set to explore all things alive. Its dishes will feature ingredients started months ago and nurtured just for the occasion: kimchi, ferments and krauts are among the treasures that await. Learn more here.

Tasting Australia Airlines - Kangaroo Island
Tasting Australia Airlines is touching down in Kangaroo Island for a full day of discovery. Enjoy the best of its food, wine and spirits, experience its wondrous wild beauty and be inspired by its renewal after major bushfire. Learn more here.

RAA Travel - 5 Day Epicurean Way
Taste and savour your way along South Australia's picturesque Epicurean Way, exploring the four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley on a truly unique five-day road trip featuring sumptuous local produce, delicious wines and spectacular scenery. Learn more here.


Top picks for date night

Sol Rooftop Cocktail Sensations Class
Sol Rooftop Cocktail Sensations Class

McLaren Vale's Living Icons (1800s Vines) Dinner at Mt Lofty House
Remarkable wine from South Australian vineyards planted in the 1800s will be the star of this special one-night-only dinner at Mt Lofty House. Five nationally revered McLaren Vale winemakers - Paxton, Ox Hardy, Richard Hamilton, Kay Brothers and d'Arenberg - are set to feature. Learn more here.

Masterclass - The New Champagne - Growers and Grapes
Champagne is always about exuberance. But when it’s new and a little wild? The party just started. Discover the growers and grapes shaping the latest fizz from around the globe. Eight brilliant bottles will be featured, and not simply new releases. Learn more here.

Sol Rooftop's Cocktail Sensations Class
Elevate your cocktail skills and your tastebuds at Adelaide's Sôl Rooftop. Groups of 10 will gather to learn from the best as specialist mixologists create five cocktails: sparkling, spritz, stirred, signature and sweet. Learn more here.


Top family-friendly picks

Town Square
Town Square

Town Square - FREE ENTRY
Tasting Australia’s Town Square is the festival hub – home to deliciously diverse eating and drinking experiences. Free, fun and perfect for families, this is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore. It’s home to Town Square Kitchen, the University of Adelaide Masterclass Pavilion, The Dining Room and local vendors with options to excite you each day and night. Find it all in the heart of Adelaide: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. Learn more here.

LOT.100 presents the Ultimate Pizza Party
A day of epic proportions. Five chefs - and five different takes on what makes the best pizza topping. Enjoy all the fun picnic-style on the lawns of LOT.100. Beats and booze will be on hand from the venue's brewery and distillery, all to celebrate the genius of pizza. Learn more here.

Savour the Yorkes - FREE
Head to the Yorke Peninsula for a family-friendly day of food, wine and music. Discover the region's harvest across land and sea in a relaxed atmosphere at Barley Stacks Wines near Maitland, about two hours' drive from Adelaide. Learn more here.


Top picks under $60

Town Square Kitchen - Express Lunches
Town Square Kitchen - Express Lunches

Town Square Kitchen - Express Lunches
We’re coming to the party with chefs who cover a suite of culinary bases. Enjoy a main course and glass of Yalumba wine, catch up with friends, then get back to your day. It’s a lunch date waiting to happen. Learn more here.

Oysters in the Hills
Gin, oysters and live music await in this very special collaboration. Ambleside Distillers in Hahndorf will welcome Coffin Bay's Gazander Oysters for a day of stellar drinks, the freshest fare and great company. Learn more here.

Uni Days
Saturday night at uni has never looked better. We’re hosting a classic (and seriously good value) party in the city’s heart, one framed by your best memories from back in the day. Expect delicious eats, quality booze, live music – and one hell of a celebration. Learn more here.


Top picks for a weekend away

Yalumba x Chin Chin GoGo Lawns
Yalumba x Chin Chin GoGo Lawns

Flinders Ranges - Take the Open Road
Go your own way to the Flinders Ranges for a weekend of true adventure. Self-driving guests are invited to join Tasting Australia Airlines - Flinders Ranges passengers for this exclusive experience. We suggest travelling through Clare, where local bistro Seed is offering delicious breakfast fare to ticket-holders heading north. Learn more here.

Barristers Block Producers Lunch with Comida
Barristers Block is ready to welcome regional neighbours Comida Hahndorf to the table for another of its signature long lunches. Barrel tastings will greet guests on arrival, followed by a Comida x Barristers Block degustation experience in the heart of the winery's original 1800s hayshed. Learn more here.

Yalumba x Chin Chin GoGo Lawns
Chin Chin’s GoGo is coming to Yalumba in the Barossa. Graze away on the Yalumba GoGo Lawns, settle in, stay awhile and enjoy delicious bar snacks by Chin Chin while sipping a glass of Yalumba wine. Learn more here.

Still can’t decide? Discover more Tasting Australia events here.