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Warm Up With Some Winter Reds


Warm Up With Some Winter Reds

Natalie Carfora

It’s bloody cold. Winter has well and truly descended, but lucky for you the Adelaide Hills has you sorted with a weekend of red wine to warm you up.

Winter Reds is Adelaide’s largest winter event and is boasting the biggest program yet. Rolling out over the weekend of 26-28 July, Adelaide Hills Wine Region Executive Officer Kerry Treuel says that the festival has gotten better with each year… much like a fine bottle of red. “Think open fires, rustic fare and of course, red wine and you’ll be immersed in the wonder of the Adelaide Hills in Winter.”

The weekend is action packed, with 51 separate events squeezed into venues across the Adelaide Hills. It all gets started at Bird in Hand on Friday 26th July with the launch of its new APY Art Centre Collective. This is one of the ticketed events, and includes weaving workshops, song and dance performances, and Indigenous inspired cocktail foods.

For the rest of the weekend, there are all sorts of free and ticketed events on offer. This ranges from the collab between the Uraidla Bakery and Saint & Scholar, offering a pie and wine pairing, to the guided hike through Kuitpo Forest, followed by a lunch in front of a fire. My personal pick is the Murdoch Hill’s Pork and Pinot Party, with Africola and Comida teaming up to cook a fire-roasted pork feast. Daaaaamn.

We are so lucky to live on the doorstep of some of the best wine in the world, and Winter Reds is the perfect way to celebrate it. There’s art, music, theatre, fancy dining, and all the red wine you could ever want. I only want one thing from July, and that’s sitting in front of a fire with a glass of wine in one hand and a snack in the other. I reckon Winter Reds will have me covered on that front.

For more info and to check out the Winter Reds program, go here.