Tasting Australia launches Winter Series

2nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Following the success of SA food festival Tasting Australia last month, the event has launched the inaugural Tasting Australia Winter Series, to be held throughout July. The series will showcase winter produce and experiences across Adelaide and regional South Australia, with events hosted in some of the state’s favourite eating and drinking venues.

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 eager foodies from across Australia and the globe in 2014. It’s now known as one of the most exciting food festivals in the world.

“Tasting Australia is the country’s most significant eating and drinking festival, and the response from locals, visitors and the industry following the 2021 event reinforces this,” Marshall says. “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 and from Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Local businesses have created bespoke, one-of-a-kind experiences exclusively for the series.

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 and to celebrate the best seasonal produce that this time of year has to offer,” says Tasting Australia Festival Director Simon Bryant. “We want to inspire people to get out and about this winter, to travel regionally and discover a new side of their favourite South Australian products and venues. The Winter Series offers a whole new way for Tasting Australia patrons to explore every flavour of South Australia.”

Tickets to the Tasting Australia Winter Series are now on sale and can be purchased at tastingaustralia.com.au