If South Australia does one thing well (it does several things well, but that’s beside the point) it’s wine festivals, and if there’s a wine festival that South Australia does particularly well (it does several wine festivals particularly well, but that’s beside the point), then it’s the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival!
Crush 2015 is taking place this coming weekend – the Australia Day long weekend – and it’s going to be amazing! The weather is looking mighty fine (but that’s beside the point) and there are 35 wineries lining up to show you, your friends and your family a fabulous time with delectable wines, mouth-watering food, delicious ciders, eardrum-tingling music and so much fun you won’t ever want to leave.
I’ve been a regular patron at the Crush Festival for several years now and I love it. It’s chilled, it’s family-friendly, the hustle of other festivals where you bus about to 20 different wineries in a day and try to fit in as much possible isn’t present here. Instead, wineries welcome you with open arms and, realising that you will most likely choose just one or two places in which to relax and enjoy the wares, they all put on an amazing day and you’ll never want to leave a single one of them.
The festival is, for the most part, a free event, but there are some very special ticketed events that you can also choose to attend such as Shakespeare in the Vines at Deviation Road or a Long Table Lunch at Shaw + Smith. The event guide is full of information about what each winery is offering and quite seriously, there is something for everyone! Like some acid jazz? Get on over to Petaluma. Fancy a family friendly day with delicious Italian fare in a beautiful setting? Check out Golding! Just want to chillax picnic-style with a choice of three different wine labels whilst listening to Turning Circles? Head on over to Rockbare where they’ll be teaming up with Scott & La Prova! Whatever you do, just remember to come looking bright and colourful and ready to play it cool!
It’s just like Samuel Johnson would have said had he known about this festival… If you’re tired of Crush, you’re tired of life!
In the Adelaide Hills – check out the event guide for further details.
23-25 January 2015. Get amongst it!
Heard About SA accepted an invitation to a pre-launch tour for Adelaide Hills Crush Festival 2015 and will be receiving a VIP pass for the festival.