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A delicious festival not to miss
Foodies and wine lovers can expect a variety of immersive food and wine experiences as part of the 2015 Cellar Door Wine Festival Adelaide.
The events will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre on February 20 – 22, 2015.
This year's festival will have foodies and wine enthusiasts salivating.
A new 'Meet, Make & Eat' experience has been added to the program with attendees invited to tour the Festival's regions, meet the producers and then select their favourite produce and wines before heading into the kitchen with a leading Adelaide chef to prepare dishes using their selected produce before heading back to the Festival's Farmers Market to enjoy their feast with their chosen wines.
Additionally, a number of food and wine master classes with some of South Australia's top winemakers and food producers will take place, including special guest wine author and educator Matt Skinner.
Iconic South Australian winery Penfolds will also be hosting a vertical tasting master classes for the first time which will include Australia's flagship wine, Grange Hermitage.
Now in it's fifth year, the event sees more than 170 South Australian wineries, breweries and food producers representing 15 regions showcasing their products over three huge days.
The Long Table Feast returns this year with a brunch added to the program.
The Long Table feasts make a return to the Festival with a Brunch now added to the program.
On Sunday 22nd, local producers will host a brunch at the Long Table with guests treated to delicacies such as local buffalo ricotta with Adelaide Hills' berries and honey, grilled Kangaroo Island haloumi, Clare Valley free range eggs and South Australian cheese infused with chai leaves and triple cream brie. Adelaide Hills' sparkling wines will be served throughout the brunch.
Each visitor is given a Plumm wine glass for free tastings, a branded calico shopping bag and a passport that includes notes about the regions and wine tasting tips to plan and record their Festival experience.
Wine buyers will be able to take advantage of the 'Pick 'n Pack' service where up to 12 bottles of wine purchased at the Festival can be packed and shipped to any destination in Australia for only $10.
For ticketing and more information on these events as well as the numerous others on offer visi cellardoorfestival.com.