Wine is just the beginning at Crush Festival 2015. This year, the long weekend is themed ‘Play it cool’, with dancing and dining events filling out the program.
Wine is just the beginning at Crush Festival 2015. This year, the long weekend is themed ‘Play it cool’, with dancing and dining events filling out the program. Over three days, from Friday, January 23, to Sunday, January 25, Crush will invite visitors to try drops from 35 South Australian wineries at 26 cellar door events. A headliner on the program is a one-off “Cluster Event” on Sunday at Mount Lofty House. From 10am to 4pm, guests are welcome to taste wines from five Adelaide Hills labels: Catlin Wines, Karrawatta, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider, Lambrook and Top Note. Chefs from Mount Lofty House will be cooking up pizzas, lamb on the spit and pulled-pork rolls. Ali Seedsman, former Executive Chef at Magill Estate, is an Oakbank local who now runs a successful catering business. She has been involved with five Crush Festivals. “It’s just a really good day out,” Seedsman says. “There’s lots of choice when people come up to the hills; lots of different places and lots of different types of food and entertainment. “It’s just a beautiful, natural environment. Everywhere you look, it’s just gorgeous. There are people up here who are really passionate producers and the rest of Adelaide should really get behind all of that as much as they can.” In 2015, Seedsman will be preparing food for two events: Lobethal Road Wines open day, and the Shaw + Smith Long Table Lunch. For Lobethal, she will be providing treats along a seafood line, with oysters in pomegranate dressing and a smoked salmon platter. She has also planned po’boys with slow-cooked beef, onion jam, grainy mustard and melted cheese. Vegetarian and glutenfree options are on offer.
Where to find Crush Festival 2015
– Artwine – Barratt Wines at the Barker Hotel – Barristers Block Wines – Bird In Hand – Chain Of Ponds – Deviation Road Winery – Golding Wines – Honey Moon Vineyard – Howard Vineyard – Johnston Oakbank/O’leary Walker – Lobethal Road Wines – Longview Vineyard – Mount Lofty House – Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard – Nepenthe – Ngeringa – Owl & Elephant Café – Paracombe Wines – Petaluma – Pike & Joyce Wines – Robert Johnson Vineyards – Rockbare / Scott & La Prova – Shaw + Smith – Sidewood Estate at Maximilian’s – Ten Miles East – The Lane Vineyard – Tomich Wines – Verdun Park Wines Crush Festival 2015 Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25 Tickets and program: crushfestival.com.au