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The Cellar Door Wine Festival 2013

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The Cellar Door Wine Festival is your chance to visit all your favourite wineries without the drive or the need for a designated driver. Wineries from all of South Australia's wine regions can all be found under the one roof, sharing their best blends alongside great food, in a city central location.

Held from Friday 22nd till Sunday 24th of February, the Cellar Door Festival takes place at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Over 100 wineries are taking back, including Big names like Penfolds, Hardy's and Taylors, and smaller ones like Vinteloper and Red Art.

It's not just about wine, food also plays a part of the festival. It makes a lot of sense really, considering good wine and good food go hand in hand.

There's the Tastes of SA Demo stage where you'll learn all about some of SA's great regional produce, or head to the New Producers Area where you can taste the goods of emerging local food producers. If tastings aren't enough head to the Le Cordon Bleu Farmers Market, barbecue, regional platters, salads, and more. The more food you eat the more wine you get to drink, right?

Even the kids get their own spot at the festival. There aren't any wine tastings to start off your pre-school sommelier, but they'll be kept entertained with arts and crafts in the kids corner.

There are four masterclasses available at the festival, letting you get to know local wine and food a little bit better.

Barossa Flavours is your chance to tastes some of the Barossa's best wines, and understand the wine from this rich region. Perfect if you're already a fan of the Barossa, or if you're looking to branch out with some new wines.

SA Seafood & White Wine Showcase will have you sipping on Clare Valley Rieslings and other whites, while you enjoy king prawns, Coffin Bay oysters, King George whiting and Goolwa pipis thanks to chef Tze Khaw.

What's New? Emerging Trends is for those who like to know a bit more about the wine they're drinking. Learn about the latest varietals, and find out which are the ones to watch.

Wine & Cheese Tasting is a masterclass taking in the most classic of food and wine pairings. The Smelly Cheese Shop 'cheesepert' will show you how diverse your wine and cheese pairings can be.

All masterclasses are $40.

The Convention Centre may not have the stunning beauty of SA's many wine regions, but it brings them all together within easy reach of public transport, making this one of the easiest ways for you to get to know South Australian winemakers and their products. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for concessions, and children are free, you can also pick up a 2-day pass for $45 or a 3-day pass for $60.

To check out the full list of participating wineries, and to plan your visit, head to the Cellar Door Wine Festival website.
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Why? All of SA's wine regions under one roof
When: Feb 22nd - 24th
Where: The Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: $25-$60
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