It's never too hot for a party when there's wine involved, and revellers certainly didn't get beat by the heat at this year's third annual Day Dance Festival held on Saturday 2 March. Nestled in the heart of McLaren Vale, Simon Hackett Wines was once again transformed into an outdoor concert complete with pumping dance floor as festival goers flocked to "wine country" to reign in the start of "Mad March".
Boasting the motto "your annual summer wine escape", RnB Vine Days proved to be exactly that as they transformed the lush lawns of McLaren Vale's Leconfield Wines into an outdoor RnB concert. After a successful RnB Fridays tour where the Adelaide leg was held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, Hit107 put a wine-inspired twist on the festival by bringing the RnB beats into the vineyards.
From Friday 25 - Sunday 27 January, an endless array of wineries across the Adelaide Hills opened up their cellar doors to host a variety of special events in celebration of CRUSH Festival 2019.
There was no more "fear of missing out" for the 10,000 revellers who attended FOMO Festival on the banks of the River Torrens at Adelaide's Elder Park on Sunday 6 January.Read on ahead for an in-depth guide on all the snacks and bevvies that were on offer at this year's FOMO Festival.
On Saturday 1 December, Penny's Hill Wines in McLaren Vale was turned into a wine lover's playground as it played host to Wine Machine Festival. Previously named 'Hot Dub Wine Machine' and held at Serafino Wines, Wine Machine have rebranded and made Penny's Hill their new, more spacious home this year. As it was my first time attending the festival, I decided to go big or go home by purchasing a VIP ticket and adding on the VIP Lunch Experience as well!
In the quaint town of Macclesfield, it's an annual tradition to celebrate all things strawberries - and they did exactly that at their Strawberry Fete on Sunday 25 November. In the words of The Beatles, Davenport Square was turned into 'Strawberry Fields Forever' for the day maas locals flocked from across the Hills to give praise to the delicious berry.
Handpicked Festival celebrated their fifth birthday in spectacular style on Saturday afternoon, attracting revellers from far and wide to the picturesque Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek. In celebration of my best friend Mal's 20th year around the sun, we treated her to an overnight 'Glamping' Package as well as VIP Premium 'Cellar Door' Passes to the festival! Keep on reading for a comprehensive guide on all the food, fun and festivities Handpicked had to offer!
On Saturday 3 November, the vineyards of Simon Hackett Winery in McLaren Vale were lit up by endless twinkling fairy lights as it played host to Moon Dance Festival. Hosted by the brilliant minds behind Summercrawl who also brought Day Dance Festival to the same winery back in March, Moon Dance Festival was an evening of food, dancing and plenty of wine enjoyed by one and all!
OzAsia Festival kicked off with a bang last night with the launch of the Lucky Dumpling Market along the picturesque Adelaide Riverbank lawns. Showcasing all the finest food, drinks and desserts Asia has to offer, the Lucky Dumpling Market is sure to have something to satisfy everyone's tastebuds.
On Saturday the 6th October, Wayville Showgrounds played host to Australia's biggest and best German food and beer festival - Oktoberfest in the Gardens.