Tasting Australia Winter Series launched
Following the success of SA food festival Tasting Australia last month, the event has launched the inaugural Tasting Australia Winter Series. Held throughout July, the series will showcase winter produce and experiences across Adelaide and regional South Australia. Some of the state’s most popular eating and drinking venues will host the events.
Premier Steven Marshall has welcomed the initiative, recognising the addition to the Tasting Australia brand as a sign of the festival’s success. The event began as a media-focused festival in 1997, before expanding to welcome foodies from everywhere in 2014. Tasting Australia has grown into one of the world’s most exciting food festivals.
“Tasting Australia is the country’s most significant eating and drinking festival,” Marshall says. “The response from locals, visitors and the industry following the 2021 event reinforces this. The Winter Series is an exciting addition not only to the Tasting Australia portfolio, but to South Australia’s event calendar.”
Events in this year’s Winter Series program will span across seven regions, from Eyre Peninsula to the Adelaide Hills; from Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Local businesses have also created bespoke, one-of-a-kind experiences exclusively for the series.
Explore the tastes of South Australia
Highlights in the program include wine safaris featuring South African and South Australian wine and produce at the National Wine Centre of Australia for NWC on Safari: South Australia vs. South Africa; a Wild Winter Harvest feast at Barley Stacks Wines in the Yorke Peninsula; an authentic Pruners’ Lunch at Kay Brothers Wines in McLaren Vale; and a fiery lunch prepared by Jake Kellie for Fuego X Alkina at Alkina Wine Estate in the Barossa.
“The series has been designed to highlight and promote South Australian eating and drinking venues,” says Tasting Australia Festival Director Simon Bryant. “It celebrates the best seasonal produce that this time of year has to offer. We want to inspire people to get out and about this winter. Travel regionally and discover a new side of your favourite South Australian products and venues. Above all, the Winter Series offers a whole new way for Tasting Australia patrons to explore every flavour of South Australia.”