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Take a masterclass, eat excellent food and so much more
It's back! Cellar Door Fest, Adelaide's exciting food, wine, beer and spirits festival returns to Adelaide Convention Centre, from 15th to 17th March 2019.

This event showcases South Australia's best produce and right in the heart of the city! The Fest enables you to meet many people and taste good food. There will be more than 180 producers from areas across 17 South Australian regions in the heart of the city.

There will be internationally renowned brands and all sorts, including niche boutiques. The Fest provides a marvellous opportunity to learn all about South Australia's wine regions, amazing craft brew and distillery scenes, as well as incredible produce. You will be able to explore the areas around and enjoy complimentary tastings while you talk to the actual makers.

The three-day festival also offers a vast program of events. You can attend invaluable and captivating master classes; learn how to make unique dishes in Jessie's Kitchen; learn how to grill with Dude Food sessions in the beer garden; discover the latest up-and-coming producers in the Emerging Winemakers zone; or dine with recognised food and wine personalities at the Long Table dining events.

Friday Night Knock-Offs
Friday Night Knock-Offs will be held on Friday 15th March, from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm and the cost is $60 per ticket, including entry for two plus a bottle of wine. You can make your bookings here. More information here.

Long Table dining
Friday, 15th March, from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Cost is $65 pp plus booking fee

Hosted by Ben Thoman (Jacob's Creek Red Winemaker)

Jacob's Creek is one of Australia's most regarded wineries and this will be an intimate three-course long table dinner. The host is Ben Thoman (the Barossa winery's Red Winemaker), and guests will have a menu made by Jacob's Creek's Head Chef, Nik Tucker. Food will be the best local produce and matched to the winery's Limited Release Range and exclusive Cellar Door Wines.

Saturday, 16th March, 1.00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost is $65 pp plus booking fee.

Oliver Brown (Nola) and Kris Lloyd (Woodside Cheese Wrights) will be joint hosts for this lunch.

Nola brings their New Orleans-inspired food to this relaxing long table lunch. Teaming up with Woodside Cheese Wrights and Little Bang Brewing, they will serve you a three-course meal that focuses on Creole and Cajun soul cuisine. It will then finish with a Woodside Cheese Wrights cheese plate paired with a selection of Little Bang brews.

More information, including menus, here.

Saturday, 16th March, from 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Cost is $25 pp

Saturday, 16th March, from 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Cost is $60 pp

Sunday, 17th March, 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
$25 pp

Sunday, 17 March, from 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Cost is $25 pp
All plus booking fee and you can read more about each masterclass at this link.

Jessie's Kitchen
Drop into Jessie's Kitchen any time during the Cellar Door Fest to enjoy several free, live cooking demonstrations. Jessie Spiby will be the experienced host here and the stage will be full of local producers sampling, spruiking and demonstrating their latest products. More information at this link.

There are heaps more things to do, see, buy and taste at this festival and for full details of the program, click on this link.

The festival is now in its ninth year and there are many new features.

Tickets, including two and three day passes, are now on sale at their website.

Don't miss this fabulous event or you will have to wait a whole year for the next one!
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Why? For a good time, with food and wine
When: 15th to 17th March 2019
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: Varies, see article
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