Winter Wine Time at Cellar Door Fest

It’s winter wine time, with Cellar Door Fest returning to the CBD for a wine-fuelled weekend this July. 

Travel our award-winning wine regions without leaving the Adelaide Convention Centre, as dozens of South Australian cellar doors set up shop across July 8 and 9. 

Stepping away from its usual jam-packed program, this instalment of Cellar Door Fest is taking a boutique approach to the weekend, curating an intimate line-up of wine producers that stretch the state. 

This winter edit is about slowing down and enjoying the company of mates over a glass (or two) of wine. With the mercury dipping, the red wine will be flowing, with premium drops heralding from the Coonawarra and Barossa to help ease the winter chill. White and lo-fi wine lovers can taste tipples of Pet Nat, Chardonnay and more with producers slinging glasses of newly-released drops for festival-goers. 

If wine is not your style, Cellar Door Fest is also housing distillery doors and breweries across the weekend. Spirit specialists like 23rd Streel Distillery, Heaps Good Gin and Full Circle Spirits will be serving nips of the strong stuff, and Vale Brewing will be pouring pints. 

Not for the fainthearted, Lock 4 Distillery will also be slinging their Chilli Vodka to crowds. The subtly sweet and softly spiced spirit will have your tongue tingling but will bring the heat to your cocktails and vodka lime sodas.  

The spotlight will be on several soft acoustic musicians and DJs soundtracking your tasting experience. Taking the stage includes the likes of Banjo Jackson, Mason Lloyd and DJ Ruby Chew, playing tunes that range from indie folk to noughties disco.

Re-fuel at the Artisan Food Market, with food trucks like Moi An Viet, The Bearded Cook and Forage Supply Co rolling up alongside other small-batch producers, like Woodside Cheese Wrights and Spice Girlz Gourmet. 

Cellar Door Fest prides itself on putting SA producers first, showing off the incredible homegrown winemakers, distillers and brewers proud to South Australia home. Tickets to the wine-fuelled weekend begin retailing at $31 for the Friday session and $41 for both Saturday sessions, including a take-home Riedel wine glass. 

Have you rounded up a group of mates keen to hit the festival? Cellar Door Fest is offering discount tickets to groups over 10, too.

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