Cellar Door Fest 2018 (2nd – 4th of March 2018)

We are not going to lie; we are massive Cellar Door Fest fans and it gets bigger and better every year! Whether you are into food, wine or spirits - Cellar Door has it all.  The best part is that Cellar Door Fest is on for three days (2-4th of March 2018) so there is no excuse not to make your way down for at least one of those days.

The Man of Spirit

And to top it all off there is a huge range of extras, including Festival Flavours Goodie Bags and tickets for Master Classes, DIY Workshops and Long Table Dining.

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of some of the offerings at this years event and visited Jacobs Creek in the Barossa Valley to experience a Long Table Lunch.

BBQ Scallops with soy and sake dressing

Slow roasted lamb shoulder, yogurt dressing, parsley and mint salad

Chargrilled Pork Scotch with orange and endive salad

We loved the atmosphere at Jacbo's Creek and adored the food and the wine.

On the day we also got to visit the lovely emerging winemakers from The Cutting. Rod and Judy McDonald purchased The Cutting site in 1980 and together with their son Daniel planted The Cutting vineyard in 1998. In 2002 Daniel received his viticulture degree and went on to work in Langhorne Creek, the Limestone Coast and Barossa, and also gained international experience in the Sonoma Valley in California and the Rheingau in Germany. It was during his travels that he met the winemaker Belinda van Eyssen which turned out to be the beginning of a collaboration that would ultimately see them make wine from The Cutting vineyard as a married couple.

Rod McDonald with freshly picked grapes

Vineyards at The Cutting

Belinda Van Eyssen and David McDonald

High quality fruit and lots of experience paired with a passion that cannot be missed - this is what we experienced on the day and the wine was absolutely delicious. Meeting lovely wine makers such as Belinda and David on the day is one of many reasons to visit The Cellar Door Fest this year.

For VIP Experience packages, Long Table Lunches or GA entry tickets, click here 

Tickets for Friday are $28 (online presale) or $30 at the door and Saturday and Sunday $38 (online presale) or $40 at the door.

All entry tickets include access to the Festival for the selected day and your own Plumm wine glass for complimentary tastings.

Please remember that a General Admission entry ticket to the Festival is mandatory in order to access the many experiences on offer, including ticketed experiences such as Master Classes, DIY Workshops and Long Table Dining events.

Where:  Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Open: FRIDAY 2 MARCH:  5.00PM – 9.00PM, SATURDAY 3 MARCH:  11.00AM – 6.00PM, SUNDAY 4 MARCH:  11.00AM – 6.00PM

Leave a Reply