Tonight, Adelaide Food Central and other invited guests were invited to the Cellar Door Fest’s 2018 City Famil where we got an early taste of this year’s Festival.
The famil started at Home Ground, an exciting new dining destination on the Adelaide Riverbank. It’s located immediately below the Convention Centre’s new East Building and offers a relaxed, affordable and family friendly dining experience with views of the Riverbank Precinct.
At the Cellar Door Fest 2018, it’s not just about wine, we will also have 11 local SA breweries and cideries in attendance. The Beer Ambassador, Matt “The Craft Beer” King will host this year’s Cellar Door Fest Beer Garden. He also gave us a sneak peak into one of the activities; a game where we had to guess the style of beer, the alcohol by volume (%ABV) and the brewer. It’s not as easy as you think! The Festival will also include a live brewing demonstration and a Battle of the Brewers Long Late Lunch.
We then went upstairs into the Adelaide Convention Centre to sample some crafty delights from The Distillery, mixed by Spirits Ambassador, Mark Reginato. Mark is a well known and respected identity in South Australia’s vibrant spirits industry and is the man behind Man of Spirit.
This year’s Distillery district will shine the spotlight on 11 local producers. In addition to tastings, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a number of special events including: The BeGINning Master Class, an interactive demonstration in the art of gin making, as well as an intimate DIY Gin Blending Workshop. If whisky is more your style, the festival program includes a McLaren Vale Distillery Long Table Lunch.
Our final destination on the famil was East End Cellars. As one of the great Cellar Door Fest 2018 exhibitors, we heard the history of the business, followed by an educational showcase of three South Australian wineries, Kanta, Koltz and Eccolo. We also sampled the platters that will be matched with the beverages at Cellar Door Fest.
Cellar Door Fest 2018 is their biggest event to date, featuring 180 South Australian wine, beer, spirits and food producers from 17 different regions. As South Australia’s most awarded food and beverage festival, it’s a celebration of great South Australian produce. With three days of tastings, master classes, long table dining and more, why not grab some friends and check it out!
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.
WHERE: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, Adelaide