29 Jun 2022

What does true food adventure feel like? With so much to see, do, taste and explore around South Australia this Tasting Australia Winter Series, it’s the perfect time to escape to our regions for a unique eating and drinking experience.

ADELAIDE HILLS

Sweeping vineyard views and rustic charm are all within easy reach in the Adelaide Hills, home to two Winter Series events this July.  

A 35-minute drive from Adelaide, the historic village of Woodside is home to Barrister’s Block.  Loved for its relaxed ambience and range of premium wines, the property’s cosy hayshed – complete with roaring fireplace – plays host to warming, country-style spread at the Producers Lunch on Sat 9 July 

In nearby Lenswood, celebrated venue Pike & Joyce invites you to its hilltop restraunt for Winter Avalanche in the Adelaide Hills on Sun 24 July. Bask in 180-degree views over the Onkaparinga Valley while you indulge in a five-course degustation crafted by head chef Mathew Kinghorn and served with paired wines.

EYRE PENINSULA

Seafood lovers will know that the freshest catch shines across the Eyre Peninsula. Indulge in the destination’s very best ocean fare at A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay on Sat 16 July. Join Tasting Australia patron Simon Bryant for this all-day event complete with fresh oysters, mouth-watering prawns, crustaceans, abalone and more. Hear direct from industry leaders about their passion for sustainable farming and local produce while soaking in the views of the iconic Streaky Bay foreshore and jetty.   

Extend your stay and check out the top 10 things to do in the Eyre Peninsula. 

FLEURIEU PENINSULA 

As home to more than 80 vineyards, it’s no surprise the Fleurieu Peninsula is known for seriously good wine. Gather a group and head to the heart of McLaren Vale for one of two Winter Series events on offer in the region.  

Beresford House, a venue usually accessible only for private events, opens exclusively for a Beresford Wines Dinner on Sat 16 July. Enjoy canapes ahead of a three-course meal and six matched wines. Linger longer over the indoor fire, then tour the house – nestled within 70 acres of working vineyards – in the evening.  

Elsewhere at Kay Brothers, winter in the vineyard is all about pruning. At its Pruner’s Lunch on Sat 24 July guests can join winemaker Duncan Kennedy for a lesson in pruning – then give it a go in the historic Amery vineyard. You’ll be rewarded by your efforts with a delicious shared feast from local chef Todd Steele.  

KANGAROO ISLAND

Trade the hustle and bustle of city life for Kangaroo Island’s breathtaking scenery and mouth-watering food and wine this Winter Series. 

Indulge in a bespoke dining experience at Sensorium. Settle in for a decadent eight-course tasting menu at The Shearing Shed, where you will sample seasonal produce in dishes that champion the best of KI’s rugged beauty and delicious fare. The experience will be curated by Nick Hannaford and feature chefs Stephanie Vass and Benjamin Anthony. Guest numbers are kept small, with multiple sessions available over two weekends in July. 

Need some help planning your KI trip? Check out this two-day itinerary 

YORKE PENINSULA

Wind your way across the pristine coastline of the Yorke Peninsula for a Wild Winter Harvest at Barley Stacks Wines on Sat 23 July. Sample delicious local drops, each chosen to complement a course showcasing ingredients native to the Narungga people. Lose yourself in the rich history and culture of this stunning destination and celebrate the people, produce and place of South Kilkerran and its surrounds.  

Stay a little longer and explore one of South Australia’s most accessible seaside escapes with this three-day itinerary. 

BAROSSA

Make your way 50 minutes north-east of Adelaide to the Barossa. Alkina Wine Estate in Greenock invites you to a long lunch with a difference this Winter Series. Alkina x Palemer: A Rockstar Long Lunch on Sat 30 July will feature two of Adelaide’s top culinary talents: Trent Lymn of 2KW and Barrio Argentinean Eatery, and Fishbank’s Tony Carrol. Enjoy a decadent four-course menu and taste Alkina’s wines grown on limestone and schist.  

 

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Looking for accommodation options in a region? Explore your options here thanks to RAA Travel. 

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