Those who know me know that I like wine. Correction. LOVE wine.
So when there is a weekend in the Adelaide Hills dedicated to nothing but this liquid gold you just have to embrace it and get on board.

The Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Weekend is back on this year from the 29th-31st of July. There’s over 30 of South Australia’s best wineries hosting events as part of the weekend- everything from degustation dinners, Spanish feasts and all of the live music (you can see the full list of events here).

I have gone through this years list and there are so many amazing options. I’ve saved you the hard decisions and picked out 6 events that are on my wish list this year. Your problem now is to pick from these 6 (or jam in as many in the weekend as you can). I know I’m struggling to choose.

Happy wine-ing!


‘Fire and Spice’ at Lobethal Road Winery
Location– Lobethal Road, 2254 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Mount Torrens
When can I go? Sunday the 31st of July 2016, 11-5pm.
Food/Wine– Chef Ali Seedsman (from Walk the Talk Catering in Verdun) will be cooking you up a feast with her delicious Winter Menu- think Lemongrass & tamarind beef short ribs, Dumplings with chilli & garlic oil, Salt & pepper eggplant and Coconut sago pudding for sweets. I can’t even deal. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.
Music– Tunes by The Baker Suite.
Bookings are recommended

photo credit- Longview Vineyard facebook

“Hill Country” at Longview Vineyard
Location: Longview Vineyard, 154 Pound Road, Macclesfield.
When can I go? Sunday the 31st of July 2016 from 12-5pm.
How much? $65.00 per head
Food/Wine: If you love BBQ then this event will be for you- the smoker will be there so it’s serious business. Every year this event is a sell out as it boats incredible food and some fine vintage reds.
Music: Blues.
Bookings are essential


“Hot Happenings” at Artwine
Location: 71 Bird in hand Road, Woodside
When can I go?Saturday the 30th + Sunday the 31st of July 2016, from 11am-5pm
How much? General entry is free
Food/Wine: Sam from Kitchen and Catering will be cooking up some delicious Spanish treats for you to devour while you sip on your vino by the firepit. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available.
Music: Live acoustic tunes will be played on both days.


“Pinot in the Dark” at Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Location: Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, 166 Harris Road, Lenswood
When can I go? Friday the 29th + Saturday the 30th of July 2016, from 7pm-10pm
How much? $120.00 per person
Food/Wine: Foodies will be delighted to see Matt Fitton in the kitchen for this 4 course menu full of beautiful South Australian produce. Alongside this menu you will indulge in eight consecutive vintages of single vineyard, estate grown Pinot Noir. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.
Bookings are essential


“Spanish Sunday Session” at Deviation Road Winery
Location:207 Scott Creek Road, Longwood
When can I go? Sunday the 31st of July from 11am-5pm
How much? General entry is free
Food/Wine: The kings of Spanish food, Comida Catering Co will be in charge of eats for the day, dishing up their incredibly popular Paella. Deviation Road will be stocking their own wines which always go down a treat. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.
Music: Live acoustic tunes throughout the day.


photo credit- Howard Vineyard facebook


“Caliente with Bree May” at Howard Vineyard
Location: Howard Vineyard, Lot 1, 53 Bald Hills Road, Nairne
When can I go? Sunday the 31st of July 2016 from 10am-5pm
How much? $70.00 per head
Food/Wine: My Kitchen Rules winner Bree May is heading the kitchen for this event, dishing out traditional Spanish tapas fused with an Italian grill. Produce is locally sourced so you can expect a fresh and beautiful feast. Vegetarian choices are also available.
Music: Listen to live music around the open fire- the best way to spend the afternoon.
Bookings are essential

Special mentions also go to Bird In Hand for their “Food, Wine and Fire Luncheon”– it sounds oh so delicious and their wines are always amazing.

What’s on your list for this years Winter Reds? Do you have a favourite Adelaide Hills winery? I’d love to know!

Written by Jess

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