We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again – the South Australian food and beverage landscape is full of world-class chefs, winemakers, distillers, brewers and producers who fill our regions with brilliant eating and drinking experiences.
Over 10 days we make it our mission to showcase the very best of South Australia with innovative events and indulgent adventures. Why not explore beautiful regions while treating your taste buds to the freshest produce?
Whichever region you fancy, we have event suggestions to get you started:
Experience a long lunch in one of Kangaroo Island’s most private and exclusive homesteads. The Oceanview Eco Villas offer an intimate setting with coastal views spanning far over Nepean Bay. Owners Tim and Tamsin Wendt will be your hosts for the afternoon, showcasing their stunning property and local ingredients. Each five-course meal will be paired with Kangaroo Island wines.
In this Tasting Australia event five chefs will represent the future of Barossa food, collaborating to serve a five-course lunch. Wines from 10 participating winemakers will be authentically Barossan, telling the stories of their influential ‘Masters’ yet infused with the energy that contemporary ideas bring to the table. Take a sneak peek – and taste – of the future, in the home of Australia’s most celebrated collection of regional fine wine: The Barossa Cellar.
Join the fun-loving tribe at McLaren Vale's Wirra Wirra for a full immersion into the iconic winery with a tour, tasting and lunch experience. Discover the secrets behind the Wirra Wirra's biodynamic vineyards and learn about the winemaking and barrel ageing process with a tour of the original ironstone cellars. Begin by sampling five top Wirra Wirra wines alongside a chocolate tasting plate. A two-course lunch from Harry's Deli will follow.
Could your cocktails use a little polish? You've come to the right place. An expert from the Riverland's Twenty Third Street Distillery will share tricks of the trade in this hands-on masterclass. Shaking and stirring will take place at Twenty Third Street Distillery in Renmark. You'll make two cocktails – enjoying them as you go – and learn all the tips and tricks to recreate dazzling drinks at home.
Begin with a hands-on wine blending session led by Reillys winemaker Justin Ardil, followed by a two-course lunch with matched wines and dishes shaped by South Australian produce - think fresh seafood paired with world-famous riesling and char-grilled beef served with trophy-winning Clare Valley reds. Following the meal you'll be guided on a leisurely stroll of Mintaro, discovering its heritage treasures.
The Eyre Peninsula's bounty stars at this very special lunch on the Streaky Bay foreshore. A big sky and abundant ocean will frame a four-course feast created by the National Wine Centre of Australia’s award-winning chef Steven Clark and his team. Expect the finest local seafood, meat, grains and honey – plus premium South Australian wines chosen by the centre’s head sommelier James Boden.
The crew at Cape Jaffa Wines have teamed up with local Limestone Coast chef Kirby Shearing from Soul Projects who has created a menu showcasing the best produce Mount Benson has to offer. Shearing’s fabulous food will be perfectly paired with Cape Jaffa’s unique blend of wines and Loophole Brewing Co’s speciality beers.
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 the award-winning Barley Stacks Wines near Maitland, about two hours’ drive from Adelaide. Feast on Yorkes will be held in the winery's cellar door and function centre. Mix and mingle while enjoying local meats and fresh local seafood, along with regional wines, beers and spirits.
Extend your stay in South Australia’s regions with the travel experts at RAA. With exclusive member discounts, RAA make it easy for you to book a unique South Australian getaway. Find out more here.