If it's distinctive premium wines from artisan producers and more you're after, head for the Adelaide Hills for Winter Reds. Celebrate viticulture and enjoy stunning scenery between 27-29 July 2018 at various venues. General entry to Winter Reds is free. Purchase an official souvenir Spigelau wine glass for $10 and enjoy free entry at all non-ticketed events. For program and map, click here. Bookings are recommended for ticketed popular events.
Why not make a weekend of it with family and friends, leave the car at home, grab a bus ticket, relax, and jump on a designated bus service or hire a bus and stay the weekend. With so much happening, you might want to check out local accommodation options and really let your hair down for the wines the Adelaide Hills are renown for. Follow the conversation on the Facebook page and the Winter Reds event page. See the overall event pages for individual Winter Reds events.
There are some enchanting moments planned by the individual wineries, which include a range of delicious wines by the fire pits and hearty curries and pizzas. Some have entertainment in the form of live music and some wineries are launching a new line-up of award-winning reds. A seasonal degustation menu that evokes rustic winter feasts and paired with matching rare museum wines are bound to get you fired up, or perhaps local grass-fed lamb on the chargrill paired with Spring Lamb Syrah is more your style. You don't have to give up your Sunday pork roast with free-range pork roasted on the charcoal spit. Some venues don't just have live music but bouncy castles and pony rides as well to entertain the kids.
With so many tempting events at the various wineries, you'll be spoilt for choice and there's going to have to be some hard decision making to cover 30 wineries in one weekend. Salute!