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Our Editors' Top Picks For The Adelaide Hills Crush Festival

Posted on January 19, 2016, featuring topics like AHM - Events, AHM - Food & Wine

Our editors give you their suggestions on where to be during the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival. This weekend with 41 wineries, 43 cellar door events, 12 exclusive ticketed events and 2 cluster events – we'll help you plan your weekend.



Anthony Madigan

It's time to get this summer party restarted this weekend with one of Australia’s best food and wine festivals. Here's my picks...


Tapanana Wines

Ticketed event: Long Lunch an Exploration of Variety & Breed

Your hosts for the day, Brian Croser and Richard Gunner discuss the finer points of wine & beast with a long lunch exploring grape variety and terrier alongside animal breed. A range of beef and pork expertly prepared and matched to our wines and imported counterparts

Where: 15 Spring Hully Rd, Piccadilly
Open 12.30pm Saturday
Tickets: $175pp inc wine
More details click here.


Mount Lofty House

Ticketed event: Asian Persuasion, Gruner Veltliner

In the words of passionate advocate Larry Jacobs of Hahndorf Hill Winert, drinking Gruner Veltliner is ‘like drinking canned starlight’. Mounty Lofty House’s executive chef Girard Ramsay is forming a constellation with the Adelaide hills Gruner makers to demonstrate the versatility of how Gruner Veltliner matches the delectable delights of Asian inspired foods. Prepare to be star-struck by this perfectly matched degustation.

Where: 74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers
Open: 12pm – 3pm Sunday
Tickets: $99pp
More details click here.


Scott & La Prova/Rockbale

Alfresco Picnic, Italian Style!

Kick back and enjoy an alfresco Italian picnic on our shady back lawn. Delicious Italian picnic-fare by Gepretto’s and fromaggio by Udder Delights. Fine wine featuring Italian varieties as well as classic. Live acoustic music. Games for the kids.

Where: 102 Main St, Hahndorf (behind Rockbare and Scott & La Prova
Open: 11am – 5pm
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Jericho Wines

Walk The Talk

Jericho Wines and Walk The Talk have teamed up. Live music, mouth-watering Mexican chimmi churri chicken and smoky chili marinated beef with fresh salads. Fiano, Fume’ Blanc, Tempranillo & Syrah enjoy the innovative Jericho range.

Where: 25 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun
Open: 11am – 4pm Sunday
More details click here.



Enjoy The View

Chill out on our new deck with a glass of Petaluma and Croser wines with a regional platter created by Comida Catering. Relax under the umbrellas or lounger around in our new cellar door.

Where: 254 Pfeiifer Rd, Woodside
Open 11am – 4pm
More details click here.



Sky Harrison

What could be better than mixing wine with art? Some Shakespeare with your shiraz? Street art taking shape as you knock back some nebbiolo?  A DJ spinning tunes as you sip a cider? I'm in! 


Deviation Road Winery

Shakespeare In The Vines

Essential Theatre will transform under the setting sun into romantic Verona. Be engulfed into the story of love and lost, Romeo and Juliet, and enjoy a delicious hamper getting lost in the theatre.

Where: 207 Scott Creek Rd, Longwood
Open 6pm to 7pm.
More details click here.


Longview Vineyard

The Piece Project

The ONLY street-art completion ever to hit a vineyard is back! 10 wines, 4 street artists, 2 DJ’s, 1 Smoker. Bus and Breakfast packages are available from 4 city pubs. This is like no other Crush event that is on offer.

Where: 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield
Open: 12pm-7pm Sunday
More details click here.


Mordrelle Wines

Sunday Alfresco Fiesta

Wine and salsa are a Latino dream, and now you can enjoy both! With a premium wine selection, sparkling, chardonnay, Shiraz, cab-sav, and ciders, you’ll dance the night away with quality food and entertainment.

Where: The White House, 90 Main St, Hahndorf.
Open: 10am – 10pm Sunday
More details click here.


Sidewood Estate

Sidewood @ Maximillians

Keep it cool and relax with Sidewood on Saturday. DJ’s till later. Trophy winning wine and cider. A la carte dining. Kids activities, and Sidewood’s infamous $2k Golf Challenge.

Where: 15 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun
Open: 11am til late Saturday.
More details click here.


Tomich Wines

Ticketed event: Vineyard cinemas

Bring a blanket and settle in under the starts for a night of movie magic in the Tomich Vineyard supporting Variety. Featuring a Courtyard jazz bar, Paella by SAH and movie treats. Brought to you by Pursuit recruiting & Tomich Wines.

Where: 1408 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside
Tickets: $15 pp inc glass of wine & Variety donation
Open: From 7pm Saturday
More details click here.



Mikyla Gilbert

Did someone say "Adelaide Hills Wine Festival"? Absolutely, hands down my four favourite words! Get amongst it people - here's my top pickings...



Bar a Vin

Artwine will transform into a luscious European wine bar from 5pm till 8:30pm. Offering wines by the glass and delicious canapés and watch the gorgeous sunset.

Where: 72 Bird In Hand Rd, Woodside
Open: 5pm- 8:30pm Friday
More details click here.


Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

3 Days of Cool

Friday – twilight drinks and tapas on the decks
Saturday – chilled tunes, chilled wines and all day tapas.
Sunday – the kings of cool – hot reggae band One Planet.

Where: 166 Harris Rd, Lenswood.
Open Friday 11am – 9om, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm
More details click here.


Robert Johnson Vineyards

Ticketed event: Fiddle Chicks

With just 2 fiddles, bass fiddle & stomp boxes, they create a unique musical experience that’s strong and energetic. Full of unique songs and rich folk music heritage, this will be a must for Crush 2016

Where: Building 3c, Main St, Lobethal (Behind Lobethal Bierhaus)
Open: 6pm – late Friday
Ticket: $20pp
More details click here.


Barristers Block Wines

Ticketed Beach Huts

Live the life of luxury, sit back and relax, let us look after you in your own beach hut. Gather ten friends together and enjoy this exclusive VIP experience. Prices start from $1,000 with food and drink vouchers.

Where: 141 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside.
Open: 9am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday
More details click here.


Deviation Road Winery

A Day On The DR Green

Play it cool with the ultimate kid free Sunday Session. Chill out in the wine garden and enjoy music by DJ Tor, Spanish flavours by Miss Perez and croquet or bocce on the lawns. Back vintage wine flights available.

Where: 207 Scott Creek Rd, Longwood
Open: 10am – 5pm Sunday
More details click here.


For more information on Crush and a complete program click here.

Where are you headed this Crush? Let us know in the comments below.







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