The ultimate cellar door experience!
It’s been nearly 12 months since we enjoyed the inaugural Cellar Door Wine Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Following the first event’s success, the cream of South Australia’s wine industry are ready for another epic 3-day wine event, Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February.
The 2012 Cellar Door Wine Festival gives Adelaide wine lovers an unrivaled opportunity to explore the wares of over 150 South Australian wineries region-by-region, and meet many winemakers along the way.
A series of special Master Classes including Tastes of the Barossa, and a Wine and Chocolate Tasting, will tempt enthusiasts and there are Spiegelau Beer Glass Tastings for lovers of the amber fluid. At the regional Farmers Market visitors can sample and purchase regional delights from boutique producers, and beer and cider fans will find brews from craft brewers and iconic Coopers Brewery.
The Cellar Door Wine Festival is managed and hosted by the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace. Exhibition Manager Alex Tietgen said the Festival would offer an entertaining and informed wine experience and much more.
“We’ll have lots of delicious South Australian food to try”, Ms Tietgen said. “a pop-up store from Bracegirdles, plus food stalls including the Smelly Cheese Shop, Tucker’s Crackers, Skara Smallgoods, B.-d Farm Paris Creek and Spice Girlz.”
Wine Australia’s Domestic Market Development Officer, Chad Elson, spoke about the exciting mix small producers and iconic wine brands at the Festival.
“Additionally, the winedirect.com.au Varietal View area will enable visitors to sample wines based on variety and learn about their unique qualities by our trained wine educators,” Mr Elson said.
The Cellar Door Wine Festival entry ticket includes unlimited tastings and your very own Riedel wine
glass to keep and, for the first time this year, Festival goers will be able to continue to the Adelaide Convention Centre’s very own evening Fringe venue, The Big Slapple, a fully themed precinct located on the banks of the Torrens.
Live performances throughout the festival will create a fantastic atmosphere, and if you want to take the children along, the Kidz Zone (with extra fun brought by the letter Z) will feature face painting, balloon twisting and colouring-in competitions to keep them entertained too.