The Tasting Australia program is full of once-in-a-lifetime eating and drinking experiences, highlighting the state’s best people, produce and places. Our festival directors have helped pull together a suite of inclusive and accessible event options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Read on to discover our top affordable picks – all under $150.
EVENTS $50 AND UNDER
Various dates | $40 | Adelaide
Gin and gourmet toasties? It’s a match made in culinary heaven. Join the team from Adelaide’s Prohibition Liquor Co for this special masterclass with insights into the distillation process.
29 April 2022 | $50 | Adelaide
This masterclass will see you sipping from east to west coast of the United States with Pirate Life's educational team. Discover the differences in each beer’s style (haze included), brew process, ingredients and flavour profile.
Various dates | $50 | Barossa
Chin Chin's GoGo lounge is coming to Yalumba. Settle in, stay awhile and spend the day - or an evening - exploring a little black book of South East Asian snacks, unique Yalumba wines and locally brewed beers.
Various dates | $50 | Adelaide
Five of Adelaide’s leading bars are set to share their signature beverages. Join brilliant bartenders to learn how to mix it with the best – and what makes each venue so unique.
EVENTS FROM $50-100
8 May 2022 | $80 | Adelaide
Train food – unlike plane food – is unique, regional and delicious. Experience four courses of authentic West Bengal favourites traditionally served in dining cars and from railway station vendors.
6 May 2022 | $80 | Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills wines served at this tasting will challenge traditional assumptions about chardonnay. Learn from winemakers, delight in canapés and matched cheeses, and immerse yourself in a unique wine experience.
6 May 2022 | $100 | Fleurieu Peninsula
Experience the delights of beer pairing and the spectrum of local produce the bountiful Fleurieu Peninsula region brings. Make your way to Aldinga’s Kick Back Brewing and enjoy a set menu lunch alongside an engaging educational session.
EVENTS FROM $100-150
7 May 2022 | $110 | Adelaide
Ambleside Distillers will change the way you choose your gin in this guided tasting experience. Learn to choose a base gin, mixer and garnish based on the different flavour profiles of each gin.
6 May 2022 | $120 | Eyre Peninsula
The time has come to get out and explore what our great state has to offer. Meet the EP invites you to discover the local producers who have forged the Eyre Peninsula’s reputation for world-class fare.
Various dates | $150 | Fleurieu Peninsula
Oliver’s Taranga is set to host a generous day, with a delicious lunch matched to its estate-grown wines. Relax in the heart of a world-class wine region and enjoy a menu boasting the freshest fare from surrounding farms.