Cellar Door Fest 2018 – Launch Party

There is no doubt that South Australia is known for its amazing food and wine produce, but wouldn’t it be good if you could experience all those wonderful flavours in one place? Well now you can.

The states most awarded food and wine festival, the Cellar Door Fest, is back for yet another year to showcase the finest of what SA has to offer.

Over seventeen wine regions and over one hundred and eighty wineries, distilleries, breweries, and food producers are all representing South Australia’s produce over three days, in one great location.

The Adelaide Convention Centre, the organiser and venue for next years festival, also held the Cellar Door Fest’s launch party last week to promote the bigger and better event and all it’s new features.

At the launch of the 2018 event, we were graciously greeted with waiters carrying food and drinks, a live band played on stage and a giant platter table of the best jams, chutneys, cheeses, pâté’s, breads, meats and fruit was situated in the middle of it all for us to sample.

We also got a taste of some of the amazing drink produce that is expected to come next year, with vendors from emerging winemakers, a beer brewery and gin distillery, from across South Australia.

The five stalls showcased at the launch event were; The Distillery: Prohibition Liquor Co., The Beer Garden: Goodieson Brewery and Emerging Winemakers: Turon Wines, The Stoke Wines and Vineyard Road.

All stalls clearly had their own flavours and tastes and it was evident they have worked tirelessly to make sure they are producing quality products to the people of South Australia.

There was a large range of local produce at the event, enough to make everyone satisfied with the huge varieties each stall had to offer.

Hosts, Hayley and Lauren from the Adelady, introduced the new ambassadors for the 2018 Cellar Door Fest; Paul Henry, Wine Ambassador; Matt King, Beer Ambassador; Mark Reginato, Sprits Ambassador; and Jessie Spiby, Food Ambassador.

Each ambassador was so passionate about his or her involvement in the festival and about the events in which the public can get involved in over the three-day festival.

Guests can take part in informative masterclasses, DIY workshops, learning how to create both food and drink combinations, dining with iconic food and wine personalities for lunch or dinner and discovering new emerging talent in the wine and spirit industries.

The multi award winning festival returns to Adelaide next year for another brilliant showcase of the abundance of great produce and winemakers in South Australia.

So if food and wine is your thing, why not make it the perfect weekend tasting SA’s best, learning new skills or taking home some delicious produce for yourself.

The event will be held the Adelaide Convention Centre, 2-4 March 2018.

Tickets are on sale now on their website so don’t miss out.

Words by Cyndal King

WHERE: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, Adelaide

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