Tasting Australia is officially back in 2021

9th December 2020 | Eativity editors

A Mexican Cinco de Mayo fiesta, a McLaren Vale firepit feast and chartered flights on Tasting Australia Airlines will all be on the menu when South Australia’s premier food and wine festival, Tasting Australia, returns to Adelaide and regional South Australia next year.

After being forced to postpone of 2020’s event twice, the hugely popular celebration of home-grown eating and drinking returns in 2021, with the 10-day festival held from April 30 to May 9 offering an innovative and appetising program that will showcase the very best that South Australia has to offer across more than 140 events and 11 regions.

The 2021 event is set to be even more special than usual, with the festival paying homage to the hospitality industry, which has done it tough in 2020.

Festival Director Simon Bryant wants you to know that Tasting Australia is back, better than ever.

“With a focus on brilliant homegrown talent from Australia arranged by our Food Curator Darren Robertson, we have created a program that truly celebrates everything we do so well in South Australia,” says Tasting Australia Festival Director, Simon Bryant. “I think that more than ever before, the 2021 program has something for everyone – from family programming to events for craft beer enthusiasts, we have it all.”

The festival has also brought back Tasting Australia Airlines to two of South Australia’s most celebrated regions, Coffin Bay and Kangaroo Island, with two planes going to Kangaroo Island this year. The chartered flights feature some of South Australia’s food icons, including Maggie Beer, Emma McCaskill and Duncan Welgemoed.

The festival’s Town Square is a central hub of the best eating and drinking experiences.

Other festival highlights for 2021 include a celebration of seasonal produce at Coriole Vineyards with the Autumn Harvest Feast, a long lunch at the Farm Gate Lunch at Yalumba, a Flame Trees Feast where guests will learn about the use of biocharring on S.C Pannell’s invite-only Koomilya vineyard and a Mexican-inspired feast for the senses at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Pirate Life Brewing in Port Adelaide. 

The Tasting Australia festival hub Town Square will also be back, with an exciting new look for 2021. Town Square programming and vendors will be announced in January 2021.

Tasting Australia starts on Friday, April 30, and runs for 10 days across Adelaide and regional South Australia. Tickets are now on sale at the Tasting Australia website.