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Tasting Australia – Tasting the Adelaide Hills

25/04/2014 | By

Adelaide is about to leap right into a massive food frenzy, starting this Sunday 27 April, with the opening of the all new Tasting Australia. This gastronomic festival has an enviable history as one of Australia’s best attended culinary events and this year it has been revamped to within an inch of it’s life with a focus that now looks to true local food heroes and offers much more in the way of a hands-on experience for attendees.

I’ve been up to my eyes preparing for the first ever Tasting Australia’s Words To Go, the culinary travel bloggers forum of which I am Program Director. Because of this, my focus has been a little limited and my time over the next week will be totally spoken for, but I wanted to take the opportunity to shamelessly plug some of the Tasting Australia events which will be happening in my beautiful neck of the woods – the Adelaide Hills.

Fizzology at Sinclairs Gully

Here’s your chance to learn the finer points of making sparkling wine. In this hands-on session you will hand disgorge, dosage, cork and label your own bottle of 94 point sparkling Rubida, while learning the finer points of making sparkling wine. Come away having learned a thing or two while enjoying a sparkling tasting flight – there are worse ways to spend an afternoon!

Fizzology will be held Monday to Friday 28 April until 2 May.

The Locavore “Tour de Hills”

This is a very special opportunity to get up close and personal with some premium Adelaide Hills food producers, including checking out Richard Gunners butchery at  Feast Fine Foods, discovering all about the smokehouse at Harris smoke House and enjoying a Masterclass with Sheree Sullivan of Udder Delights. You will be chauffeured by  the Adelaide Hills locavore specialist, Chris March who who has been running the Locavore restaurant in picturesque Stirling for over six years.

The Tour de Hills will be held Wednesday 30 April to Saturday 3 May – bookings essential!

Ngeringa Vineyard Tour & Biodynamic Wine Masterclass followed by Biodynamic wine and Food Lunch at Ngeringa

This is a very special opportunity. The first part of the event consists of a tour through Ngeringa’s vineyards with Erinn and Janet Klein to learn about the practice of biodynamic viticulture.  Guests will also participate in a Masterclass to taste through a selection of Ngeringa wines. The second part is a luncheon event.  You will sit down to enjoy a five-course, wine-matched Paddock Plate menu featuring estate-grown, local and sustainable produce and participate in a stimulating, informal panel discussion with Joel Salatin, James Henry and Matt Wilkinson. I can’t think of a better way to get to know and enjoy the concept of local, sustainable food!

The luncheon will be held on Friday May 2. Bookings essential.

I’ll be getting to as many Tasting Australia events as I can manage after my work is done and I hope you will too. See you on the other side!


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  1. Anna Johnston

    Oh how I wish I could wiggle my nose and be at this event. Sounds amazing, and with you running the show, its bound to be wonderful. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 🙂

  2. Hotly Spiced

    You’re so good at organising events, Amanda. Thank you so much for inviting me and I’m so sorry I’m not going to be able to make it. It sounds like the most amazing ‘conference’ and I would absolutely love to be a part of it. If there’s a next time, please consider me. In the meantime, I do hope it goes off like a cracker xx

  3. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy

    I would have LOVED to attend this event. It sounds wonderful and I am sure it will be a great success. I am keeping me eye out for news from Words To Go. I couldn’t organise my family schedule to attend but will be keeping an eye out for next year and have my fingers crossed it will be on a weekend next time so that it is a little easier to wrangle babysitting!

  4. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    You are one terrific organiser. Everything from start to finish was well planned and well managed. I’m so glad you let me come. 🙂

  5. Amanda McInerney

    And I’m so glad you came, Maureen!