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150+ South Australian wineries?one cellar door

7 February 2012    

South Australia’s wine industry will once again come together under one roof for the second Cellar Door Wine Festival in Adelaide in February.

The Cellar Door Wine Festival (CDWF) gives wine enthusiasts the opportunity to explore 12 iconic wine regions and enjoy tastings from more than 150 wineries.
The 3-day festival (February 24 - 26) features a series of Master Classes including Tastes of the Barossa, Wine and Chocolate Tasting, and a Spiegelau Beer Glass Tasting.
The Cellar Door Wine Festival also features a regional Farmers Market where visitors can sample and purchase regional delights from boutique producers, and beer and cider fans can sample brews from micro breweries through to iconic SA brewer Coopers Brewery.
The Cellar Door Wine Festival is managed and hosted by the Adelaide Convention Centre. ACC Exhibition Manager Alex Tietgen said the Festival would offer the best of SA wine and local produce.
“The Festival will be very entertaining, but it’s also about giving people a high-level, informed wine experience,” Ms Tietgen said.
“We’ll have lots of delicious South Australian food to try, a pop-up store from Bracegirdles, plus food stalls including the Smelly Cheese Shop, Tucker’s Crackers, Skara Smallgoods, B.-d Farm Paris Creek and Spice Girlz.”
“The Cellar Door Wine Festival is a great model to promote South Australian wines to a local consumer audience right in the heart of Adelaide,” Wine Australia’s Domestic Market Development Officer, Chad Elson said.
“An exciting component of the festival is the mix of smaller wine producers from McLaren Vale alongside famous and well known brands. Additionally, the Varietal View feature area will enable visitors to sample wines based on variety and learn about their unique qualities by our trained wine educators,” Mr Elson said.
Cellar Door Wine Festival entry ticket includes unlimited tastings and your very own Riedel wine glass to keep.
Festival goers will be able to continue on to the Adelaide Convention Centre’s very own Fringe venue in the evening, at The Big Slapple, a fully themed Festival precinct located on the banks of the Torrens.
Live entertainment throughout the Festival will ensure visitors are immersed in the atmosphere, and the whole family will be catered for – the kids will love the Kidz Zone which features face painting, balloon twisting and colouring-in competitions.
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