Cellar Door Fest a success

23 March, 2018

Cellar Door Fest returned to the Adelaide Convention Centre from 2-4 March 2018 to an enthusiastic audience, showcasing more than 180 South Australian wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers.

Primary Industries and Regions SA was a major sponsor of Cellar Door Fest 2018, coordinating the Great Wine Capitals Discovery Space – a space for guests to learn for themselves what makes Adelaide, South Australia a Great Wine Capital of the World.

Local Best of Wine Tourism Award winners, including international winners Penfolds and Seppeltsfield, treated guests to samples and sales of their wines, whilst promoting tourism opportunities available at their cellar doors.

Some of South Australia’s influential Women in Wine also led a series of free-to-attend masterclasses, introducing attendees to some of their own wines together with an international variety to demonstrate the strengths of South Australian wine alongside wines from the international Great Wine Capitals.

More than 130 people attended the masterclasses over the weekend, hosted by Kathy Drogemuller, Paracombe Wines; Louise Mack, Aphelion Wines; Emma Raidis, Raidis Estate; Louisa Rose, Yalumba; Christie Schulz, Turkey Flat and Jenny Semmler, 919 Wines.

The festival was an excellent opportunity to engage a consumer audience with the state’s membership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.