The Riverland Wine and Food Festival is going ahead in 2020, in a new format to comply with Covid-19 protocols. It coincides with the Riverland Rose Festival this year so what was once a day’s event is now a festival over and entire week! The Riverland Small Winemakers Showcase has embraced the new festival format and bring you an exciting calendar of events.

Friday 16th October

Kick off the festival by joining the picnic screening of the hilarious wine road-trip movie “Sideways”.

Join Jack and Miles as they embark on a week-long bachelor party in the Santa Barbara wine region of California.

Bring your picnic rug and cushion, or your deckchair and join the picnic at the Bonney Theatre, Barmera at 7pm. Pre-order your favourite American food from Brok’s Bitchin’ Kitchin’ or Pete’s Woodfired Pizza. Enjoy a glass of wine from one of the smallest Riverland wineries, and kick back and enjoy the show.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets from $10 (+ booking fee) available.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October

Grand opening, Top Block Wines

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October

Join Bruce and Leah for their Grand Opening of their new cellar door nestled in their vines at 92 Whitelaw Rd, Monash.

They produce carefully crafted wines from the surrounding vineyards, which has been in the family for three generations.

Bruce and Leah produce a range of four delicious wines and their famous Herbal Revival wine cocktail. This is a drinks-only family-friendly event, please feel free to bring your own picnic. Bocce is available for families to play on the lawn.

Spring Explosion, Bassham Wines

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October

Bruce and Val Bassham’s cellar door features a renowned garden which is at it’s best during spring.

Their cellar door will be open 10am – 6pm for wine sales by the bottle and glass. Try some of the most exciting varieties produced in Australia today by these leading edge wine producers.

Relax with fresh food from Gudges Fish, and music by Froth and Bubble on Saturday.

On Sunday, listen to One Fusion and indulge in some traditional American food from Brok’s Bitchin’ Kitchin’.

Gourmet Grooves & Graze, 919 Wines & Illalangi

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October

919 Wines and Illalangi Gourmet Foods present a premium wine and food experience at the 2020 Riverland Wine and Food Festival with Gourmet Grooves and Graze. 

Choose your session for Brunch, Lunch or Chill. 

Your ticket includes:

  • Your Riverland Wine and Food Festival glass
  • A complimentary glass of wine from 919 Wines or Illalangi
  • The dulcet tones of The Bowerbirds (Smooth Grooves lunchtime session only)
  • Your gourmet picnic box, with a selection of the finest Riverland produce for your brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. Your picnic includes a warm tart of your choice, local Hand Made and Hand Picked nuts, fruits, condiments and artisan South Australian cheese. Vegan, gluten free and other dietary requirements available – please put your requirements in the notes at checkout.

Due to Covid-19 protocols we are offering Grooves and Graze for 3 sessions.

  • Brunch is 10am-11.45am
  • Lunch is 12noon-2.00pm
  • Chill is 2.30 – 5.00pm

Tickets are strictly limited, so book early!

Magic on the Murray, Whistling Kite WInes

Saturday 17th October

Join us & our friends, Nick & Tash Acoustic Duo and settle in for a relaxing afternoon of great music, amazing views, award winning wines and our delicious cheese platters.

Sunday 18th October

Join us and settle in for a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the music of Tristan Kemp, amazing views, award winning wines and our delicious cheese platters.

Sunday 18th October, Rose Festival “Chef in the Garden”

The Riverland Rose Festival’s famous Chef in the Garden lunch is on again this year. Rustons Roses will host a sumptuous garden luncheon in the heart of the region’s famous rose garden, and featuring local wines from Junnare Wines, 68 Roses, and 919 Wines.

Week 19-25th October

Featured wineries at Ruston’s Roses

The Riverland Small Winemaker’s Showcase will be featured throughout the Rose Festival at Ruston’s Roses during lunch.

Monday: Bassham Wines

Wednesday: Whistling Kite Wines

Thursday: 68 Roses

Friday 919 Wines

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