12 Jan 2022

Drive just 20-minutes east of Adelaide and arrive in the land of the long lunch, where vineyards and orchards blossom under crisp blue skies and open fires beckon you inside to enjoy a glass of local wine.

The Adelaide Hills is dotted with small historic towns that boast a thriving cafe culture, more than 50 cellar doors, roadside stalls, fruit and vegetable farms, microbreweries, sophisticated pub fare and produce markets. So why not choose an Adelaide Hills adventure for this year’s Tasting Australia festival?

Explore our top Adelaide Hills event picks below.

Seasonal Sojourn

Saturday 30 April 2022 | $275 | Mount Barker Summit

Explore Ngeringa – a working biodynamic farm – on an immersive tour that includes the neighbouring UKARIA Cultural Centre’s magnificent gardens where you will be enchanted by musicians. You’ll settle into UKARIA’s mail hall for dinner crafted by festival co-director Darren Robertson, Lauren Eldridge (Sydney’s Berowra Waters Inn), and Shannon Fleming (Lot 100).

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Barristers Block Producers Lunch

Saturday 30 April 2022 | $139 | Woodside

Barrister’s Block hosts this relaxed producers’ lunch. Owners Jan Siemlink-Allen and Lachlan Allen will talk to guests about the significant impact the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire had on the winery, ahead of a long table lunch highlighting locally sourced and high-quality produce along with a wide range of the winery’s varietals.

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A Taste of the Adelaide Hills

Sunday 1 May 2022 | $159 | Lenswood

Pike & Joyce head chef Mat Kinghorn will prepare a menu set to celebrate produce sourced from the surrounding Adelaide Hills and broader South Australia. Each dish will be paired with Pike and Joyce’s single estate cool-climate wines, including some previously unreleased museum vintage selections.

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Easy Cheesy Home Cheese Making Class

Multiple Dates | $190 | Verdun

Join Udder Delights for this fun cheesemaking class. Be prepared for a hands-on experience – one where you get to do and eat everything. Craft your own feta, learn to make camembert, and discover how to turn whey into ricotta. Each guest will leave with recipes and some items to help with home cheese-making.

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Drinks from the Garden at Ambleside Distillers

Saturday 30 April 2022 | $90 | Hahndorf

Experience a boutique distillery like never before. Take a tour of the abundant Ambleside Distillers gardens as you learn about the distilling process – all with a gin in hand. Enjoy small bites as you join an interactive cocktail masterclass session using freshly picked botanicals from the onsite gardens.

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Curated: A commanding culinary event

Thursday 5 May 2022 | $190 | Belair

Celebrating their respective 40-year anniversaries, Windy Point Restaurant is partnering with Barossa’s Elderton Wines for this collaboration dinner. Expect a menu featuring contemporary cuisine and local produce, perfectly paired with current release wines and limited, rare bottles from the Elderton Museum Cellar.

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Lobo Orchard Feast

Saturday 7 May 2022 | $160 | Lenswood

Enjoy a celebration of the Lenswood harvest including pre-lunch drinks and canapés ahead of a four-course meal celebrating all things local. Settle in beneath apple trees laden with ripe fruit and sip LOBO spirits and ciders matched to your meal while enjoying the vistas this region is loved for.

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Fortified and tawny blending class

Sunday 1 May 2022 | $150 | Kangarilla

Join Anvers Wines owner Wayne Keoghan and Master of Wine Kym Milne as they showcase some of their personal cellar collection plus a special selection of fortified and tawny wines, some aging over 40 years. Sip on a flight of 10 wines complemented by Adelaide Hills produce in Anvers Wines’ brand new cellar door.

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