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The award winning Cellar Door Fest at the Adelaide Convention Centre begins this Friday night, 24th February and runs through until Sunday 26th February.

cellardoorfest_01More than 180 winemakers, brewers and food producers will converge in one spot to showcase their wares, including 20 new ones this year!

We previewed just some of the producers…

We began at the Adelaide Convention Centre’s balcony, where Mark “Reggie” Reginato from Man of Spirit took us through how to make a fabulous spritzer! And we all made one – either an Oz Spritz or a Limoncello Spritz.

I’m a but partial to lemon flavours so I joined the side making the Limoncello Spritz.

And the Adelaide Convention Centre’s Delicatessen provided a tasty platter of cheese and smallgoods to accompany our spritzers!

And you’ll find ‘Reggie’ at The Distillery – a new concept this year. It’s a collaboration with Man of Spirit, Barossa Distilling Company, Prohibition Liquor Co and Red Hen Gin.  You’ll be able to meet the makers, learn about the flavours and discover how to create the perfect drink!

We jumped into an Uber and headed to The Henry Austin where Maxwell Mason met us with a glass of wine.  (And Max is one of the Ambassadors for Cellar Door Fest!) We stepped out onto the street and had a history lesson on the name and the building, before heading inside for a tour of the three levels.

Vinteloper Wines provided a tasting of their beautiful wines.  And at the Vineloper exhibitor booth at Cellar Door Fest, David Bowley will be offering the opportunity to stomp grapes alongside him!

The Henry Austin provided nibbles of smoked Coorong beef tartare, fermented black garlic, sweet potato and ginger.

And Kinkawooka mussels on vine leaves with cauliflower cream and pickled red cabbage

And Alex Crawford from Sugar Man Patisserie bought along some Golden Gaytime macarons for us to taste and yummo, I’d like a box of them to take home!

Alex and Max will be teaming up for a Gimme Some Sugar Masterclass – sweets and sticky wines and liqueurs.

We then jumped in an Uber and headed to the final destination of the night Ambra liqueurs.

 Here we sampled Ambra Crema Di Limoncello, which was teamed with Red Cacao Chocolatier’s lemon myrtle and white chocolate mousse with honeycomb.

Red Cacao will be featured in the Chocolate and Wine trail – a new event for Cellar Door Fest.

We also indulged in their pistachio and raspberry macarons.

And finally Ambra’s Chocolatino – a chocolate orange cream liqueur teamed with a Red Cacao caramel truffle.

This is just a taste of some of the exhibitors at the Cellar Door Fest coming up this weekend.  There is so much to see and do!

It’s open Friday 5-9pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Tickets per person:


Pre sale (online) At the door
General Admission – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Concession – Friday, Saturday/ Sunday
2 Day Pass
3 Day Pass
Group (min. 10 or more)
Children (17 and under)

(must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Master Class Plumm Wine Glass Experience
Cheese Lovers Pass
Long Table Dining Long Late Lunch
 Festival Flavours Goodie Bag


** I was an invited guest.