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Get Your Crush at the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival
Summer weekends are simply made for cool drinks, cool breezes, cool entertainment and cool company. If you now have that picture of yourself relaxing in amongst the fantastic Adelaide Hills grapevines, then check out the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival.
With a fantastic array of events happening, the Crush Festival will be held from Friday 22 January to Sunday 24 January 2021 all over the iconic Adelaide Hills. And, being the weekend just before Australia Day, book your accommodation (and your Monday day off) now and make this a fantastic 5-day break!
Plan your weekend with a number of ticketed and unticketed events all over the Hills. Friday afternoon might see you at Cobb's Hill Estate, 382 Swamp Road, Oakbank for Sun, Sizzle and Sorbet. Enjoy a selection of estate-grown premium wines and grass-fed Angus beef from 12 pm before heading to the lawns for live music and wine-infused sorbets. The afternoon event is $10 per person.
Photo: Adelaide Hills Crush Festival
Friday night join the team at Anderson Hill, 407 Croft Road, Lenswood from 6.30 pm for In the Eye of the Beholder. Enjoy an amazing meal prepared by Matthew Plant and featuring Anderson Hill's "O" series range of wines. With stunning evening views from the balcony, at just $120 per person, this is an event not to be missed. This is a ticketed event.
After a lazy sleep in, Saturday morning might see you drop in at Mt Bera Vineyards, 198C Torrens Valley Road, Gumeracha for brunch or lunch at the Gumeracha Garden Gathering. Open from 11 am the Mt Bera Cellar Door will have casual dining including gourmet wood-fired pizzas and platters. The Cellar Door Restaurant will also be open, with bookings essential.
Spend Saturday evening at the Pike and Joyce Garden Party, 730 Mawson Road, Lenswood (open till 8 pm). Kick back and soak up the sun with cool climate wines and live music. If you haven't had your fill yet from the great Hills produce, you can graze the afternoon away from the Garden Menu will taking in the panoramic views of the Adelaide Hills.
Sunday lunch could be at Paracombe Wines, 294B Paracombe Road, Paracombe for a Summer Day Lunch. Following a welcome glass of wine enjoy crusty charcoal and turmeric bruschetta, fresh basil and parmesan slow-cooked lamb or maybe a vegetarian lasagne, followed by lemon curd tartlet. This is a ticketed event. Cost is $80 per person.
Finish off a fantastic weekend at Landhaus Estate Wines, 102 Main Street, Hahndorf for the Landhaus Vintage Crush Festival from 12 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy Italian cuisine and Landhaus award-winning wines while enjoying live music you can sing along with. Bookings are essential.
Crush Festival events cater for many dietary requirements including gluten-free and vegetarian. There are so many events happening all over the Hills during the Crush Festival that you will not be bored. Make it a super long weekend and book your accommodation from one of the many fantastic Hills accommodation options. See the Visit Adelaide Hills website for great options.
Photo: Adelaide Hills Crush Festival
Purchase of an official souvenir Riedel wine glass ($10) is required at all non-ticketed events.
The Crush Festival has partnered with several transport operators to make your weekend safe and fun. Return trips from the Adelaide CBD and Mount Barker with stops at three different Crush venues for $32 - $43 per person. Bus routes available soon. Or why not hire your own bus or be hosted by one of the transport partners. See the Crush Festival website for further information.
If the bus won't work for you, the Crush Festival Designated Driver program aims to keep locals and visitors safe on the road. Designated Drivers can collect an identifying wrist band at participating venues and take advantage of exclusive offers.