Cellar Door Fest

Cellar Door Fest is back, but this time with a new distillery twist! 

The usual wine-fuelled weekend is switching it up from slinging tipples of wine and putting SA’s spirit scene in the spotlight this April 8 and 9. 

Cellar Door Fest’s Distillery Edit will see over 40 of SA’s biggest and brightest distillers setting up shop in the Adelaide Convention Centre. So whether you’re a lover of gin, vodka, whiskey or rum – there’ll be a spirit that’ll tickle your tastebuds. 

Discover what makes South Australia’s distilling scene so unique across the jam-packed two-day program filled with tasting flights, masterclasses and exclusive cocktails. And with Fever Tree as the major event sponsor, you know there’ll be plenty of G+T’s to be consumed. 

The Distillery Edit of Cellar Door Fest is broken down across three weekend sessions – one on Friday night and two Saturday events. 

Head to the ultimate after work drinks and unwind with an exclusive Never Never Distilling Co and Fever Tree event on Friday before testing yourself with Tin Shed Distilling Co’s interactive whiskey quiz

Join Daniel Motlop – the brains behind Seven Seasons spirits and award-winning Green Ant Gin – on Saturday afternoon for an immersive tasting experience through Larrakia country. 

The former PAFC player will be chatting about sustainable harvesting as guests are treated to a true smorgasbord for the senses. Taste and smell native ingredients like yams and bush apples while learning what makes Seven Seasons vodka and gin so unique. 

Saturday night will see Threefold Distilling host an exclusive cocktail hour letting you make, shake and taste two signature cocktails using their small-batch gins. Searching for something more underground? Travel back in time to the prohibition era of the 1920s with an intimate guiding experience hosted by Prohibition Liquor Co. The class with take you through the history of gin, culminating in nibbles of the distiller’s world-class and small batch spirits.  

Other distilling giants joining in on the fun include Ambleside Distillers, Barossa Distilling Co and 23rd Street Distillery. Indulge in the creamy treats on offer from Woodside Cheese Wrights after a flight of botanical-bursting gin or smoky whiskey. 

Cellar Door Fest is committed to celebrating the diverse producers across South Australia’s food and drinks scene. General admission tickets to each session retail for $52.20 (plus booking fee), with additional experiences also available to purchase.

Head over to the @southaustralianstyle for your chance to win a double pass (2 tickets total) and join all the fun of Distillery Edit this Saturday, April 9th at the Adelaide Convention Centre – Session 1 (12noon – 3.30pm), valued at $100.

Cellar Door Fest Distiller Edit kicks off April 8 and runs until April 9. Buy your tickets online here.