Play it cool, Adelaide Hills' exclusive food and wine festival, Crush, returns January 27-28 for another weekend of premium events. The festival is a celebration of South Australian produce and wine that make our region famous, with 41 wineries, 43 eclectic cellar door events and more, for patrons to pick and choose from.
Here are some of our top picks
Friday Night Soiree (Bring Your Crush) @ The Seasonal Garden Cafe: Wine, tapas plates, and DJ entertainment all night long, so long as you bring along your crush (friends allowed.)
Where: 100 Main St., Hahndorf.
When: Friday Jan 27, 6:00pm-11:00pm.
Sidewood @ Maximillian's: Unwind with DJs, trophy-winning wine, cider and A la carte dining. Kid's activities and Sidewood's infamous $2k Golf Challenge.
Where: 15 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun.
When: Sat Jan 28th, 11:00am-late
Sip of The Summer On The Deck @ Adelaide Hills Convention Centre: Enjoy gourmet food tents, wine, refreshing cold beer and cider in front of spectacular views of the Mount Lofty Ranges, with the beats of DJ Paul Gurry.
Where: 145A Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf.
When: Sun, Jan 29th, 11:00am-5:00pm
Life Is Sweet @ Golding Wines: Play in the summer sun, enjoy delicious Italian food and a chilled glass of wine in the gardens, overlooking the vineyard. Live music entertainment and kid's activities are available all day, with breakfast being served at 9:30am, and lunch from 12:00pm.
Where: 52 Western Branch Road, Lobethal.
When: Sun, Jan 29th, 9:30am-5:00pm.
Crush Village Green @ Barrister's Block: Lifestyle markets, gourmet food stalls, giant chess, Bickford's Spritzer Marquee, live music and family activities.
Where: 141 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside.
Rosé and Croquet @ The Lane Vineyard: Indulge in an exquisite wine-tasting at the Vineyard's small batch winery, with delicious aromatics on pour. An afternoon acoustic session will be performed on the lawns, with food available from their two hatted kitchen.
Where: 5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf.
When: Open 10:00am-4:30pm.
Another Tapanappa Long Lunch @ Tapanappa Wines: Join Paul Baker and the Botanic Gardens Restaurant Team for a relaxed afternoon of a four-course food and wine event on the lawns of the Tiers Vineyard.
Where: 15 Spring Gully Rd, Piccadilly.
When: Sat, Jan. 27th, 12:30pm-5:00pm
Ticket price: $175pp.
Her Personalities and Her Friends @ Honey Moon Vineyard: An exploration of wines presented in a masterclass format. Delicious cheese platters and dainty sandwiches included.
Where: 135 Church Hill Road, Echunga.
When: Sat Jan 28, 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Ticket pricing: $90pp.
Summer Regatta @ Howard Vineyard: Disco city sounds on the decks, with kitchen and catering available. Seas the day!
Where: Lot 1, 53 Bald Hills, Nairne.
When: Sun, Jan 29, 10am-6:00pm.
Ticket pricing: $10pp.
Lunch In The Gallery @ Bird In Hand: A tantalising culinary degustation by Chef de cuisine Carlos Astudillo awaits, paired with Bird In Hand's award-winning wine selections.
Where: Pfeiffer Road, Woodside.
When: Sun Jan 29th, 12:30-pm.
Ticket price: $165pp.
Long Lunch Table @ Barristers Block: Executive Chef Simon Davies will prepare an sophisticated, rustic banquet for guests set among the lush gardens. Matched wines included.
Where: Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside.
Ticket pricing: $180pp
For more events across the weekend, see the full program available here.
Photos via Crush Facebook Event Page and Adelaide Hills Wine Region Facebook.