12 Dec 2023

Wondering what to get the foodie in your life this festive season? The Tasting Australia gift guide is here to help. Give the gift of true food adventure with a ticket to Tasting Australia in 2024.

From adventures to South Australia’s most beautiful regions to unmissable collaborations and beverage masterclasses in the heart of Town Square, explore gifts for your nearest & dearest in every price range.

For lovers of wine – Gifts under $100

Tasting Table – Vintage & Life
Our Tasting Table events are a series of intimate tastings hosted across beloved Adelaide hospitality venues. Join Basket Range winemaker Alex Schulkin and his wife Galit Shachaf at the chic Leigh Street Wine Room to consider how unforgettable wines emerge, and the influence of a winemaker’s personal experiences on the finished product. 

Masterclass – How to Wine
Our masterclasses are led by distillers, brewers and winemakers united by a love for the diverse world of beverages. Keen to learn more? Come on in. Many people like wine. Far fewer are confident talking about wine. Let’s change that. How to Wine is a fun look at the fundamentals.

Wine! Wine! Party! Party!
Friday evening calls for a drink. But when it’s also Tasting Australia opening night? That’s a party. Our kick-off revelry returns for a second year, with more than 20 winemakers joining the fun. Sip. Chat. Find a new favourite.

Extra special occasions – Gifts under $250

Waite 100 Gala
This exclusive event will be a black-tie, stand-up cocktail affair celebrating 100 years of the enduring Waite Gift. Featuring food by chef Matt Moran and supported by East End Cellars, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Tasting Table – Hedonism
There’s a reason we look to the French for cues on how to live well. A passion for eating and drinking – for conversation, for the human experience – is woven through national culture. oin host Jonathan Hersey and make like a bon vivant at Adelaide restaurant and bar Fino Vino.

Soi 38 x Porkfat: From Bangkok to Sydney to Adelaide
Two Thai chefs known for their trailblazing style are joining forces for one very special lunch. Adelaide’s Soi 38, a beacon of authentic regional cuisine, will welcome Sydney-based Porkfat chef Narin ‘Jack’ Kulasai to the pass in this new culinary collaboration.

Dining Galleries – Sunday Best
Sundays call for something special. Take a minute. Treat yourself. It’s in that spirit Darren Purchese, Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Alex Crawford and Tom Robinson will gather to prepare a menu offering the best kind of culinary indulgence. This Dining Gallery also happens to coincide with Mother’s Day. You know what to do. 

Masterclass – Tasting the Stars: Champagne
The best bubbles transcend it all: time, place, everyday cares. What is this magic? Expect remarkable wine and lively conversation as our panellists share their knowledge. Sip premium champagnes, discover their nuances and treat yourself to a little luxury.

Unmissable collaborations – Gifts under $350

Africola x Ambleside
Join Africola and Ambleside Distillers for a day of culture, culinary experience and gin cocktails. Chef Duncan Welgemoed will bring his Africola flair to the Adelaide Hills for the second time this year in a truly epic long lunch. 

Dining Galleries – Darjeeling Express
Now boarding: the best kind of culinary odyssey. India is our inspiration, and only a feast will do. Join Asma Khan, Karena Armstrong, Adam D’Sylva and Emma McCaskill and for this generous homage. Explore the subcontinent’s specialties across one unforgettable evening.

The Humble x Ngeringa Tasting Adelaide Hills Lunch
Join Ngeringa’s Erinn Klein in his Adelaide Hills winery – source of an award-winning biodynamic range – while chef Stacey Conner of Noosa restaurant Humble on Duke prepares a lunch with ingredients sourced exclusively on site.

Dining Galleries – Pasta Party
Big. Loud. Shared. Spectacular. It’s pasta – and you just know it’s a party. We’ve united four bona fide afficionados for this Saturday night extravaganza: Trisha Greentree, Adam D’Sylva, Andrew Davies and Rosa Matto.

For the ultimate foodie – Gifts under $500

Agnes x Kiin – A Reunion Dinner
If only all reunions were this delicious! The acclaimed Ben Williamson is reuniting with friend and former colleague Ben Bertei for one very special evening at Kiin. Settle in for a night to remember as Kiin brings a little bit of Agnes magic to Adelaide. Don’t miss it.

Coorong Long Lunch: Kuti Shack x The Joinery x Pipi Co
Discover the pristine Coorong National Park in this culinary and cultural experience. Forage for pipis with guidance from a Ngarrindjeri elder before a long Kuti Shack lunch with Charlotte Dalton and Cooke Brothers wines. 

Mayura Station & Penfolds at eleven
City restaurant eleven is uniting two of Australia’s most highly regarded food and beverage producers: Mayura Station and Penfolds. Both are at the absolute peak of their industry. Treat yourself at this rich and decadent dinner.

Paul Carmichael 2KW Takeover
Gather for a rooftop dinner unlike any other as Paul Carmichael takes over 2KW alongside its executive chef and his mate Sam Christopher. Spice, fire and all things Caribbean will feature.

True food adventure – Gifts to splurge on

Tasting Australia Airlines – Adelaide to Limestone Coast
Even ancient places can be seen anew. Go further on this overnight adventure. Explore natural wonders and indulge across dining experiences only the Limestone Coast can offer. Think caves and sinkholes, crays and contemporary wine. Wagyu is a given – and so too are surprises. 

Best of the Barossa: An Immersive Culinary Experience at Kingsford the Barossa
Immerse yourself in the best of Barossa food, wine and accommodation. A farmers market visit, time outdoors to explore, overnight accomodation and a lavish seven-course dinner in the Kingsford wine vaults are among highlights. 

Welcome to a tasting experience like no other. Sail the coast of Kangaroo Island aboard the superyacht Brindabella, then enjoy highlights including lunch and a private tour of world-class destination golf course The Cliffs.


Still can’t decide? Explore the full program here