Sipping on freshly poured wine while overlooking a boundless vineyard, nibbling on the creamiest brie you’ve ever tasted, and making your way through the country’s most diverse local produce available. Yes, food and wine festivals are back on the table in 2021, and we couldn’t be happier.
Maybe you fancy a long lunch on the Whitsunday Islands, complete with tropical fruits and fresh seafood. Or perhaps you’ll be attending a once in a lifetime tasting of rare Victorian wines. Once you’ve made your way through our round up of the must attend food and wine destinations of 2021, we’re sure you’ll be adding more than just one to your calendar.
White on Whitehaven Lunch | Whitehaven Beach | 29th May
If being greeted with Moet French champagne, Mojitos, oysters and canapés sashimi before your lunch has even started appeals to you, then the White on Whitehaven Lunch is for you. And, if digging into a delicious spread of grilled meats, local seafood, salads and tropical fruits, all while taking in the impeccable surrounds of Whitehaven beach sounds like your ideal afternoon, you’ll love this lunch even more. Tickets to this event also include a cruise to and from Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll travel through the mesmerising blue waters of the Whitsundays, perhaps spotting some marine life along the way.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Melbourne | March 12 – 31
Melbourne, famed for its eclectic dining options, is bringing back their annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March. Over ten days, guests can expect a vibrant culinary adventure. Award winning wines, long lunches and dinners and some of the country’s most avant-garde culinary creations will make frequent appearances.
There’s an event to suit every taste. Wine connoisseurs can indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime tasting of rare Victorian wines. Those keen to transport their taste buds can indulge in one of the many moveable feasts taking place, like St Albans Crawl which will take guests through the flavours of Vietnam, Korea, China and India.
Tasting Australia | Adelaide | 30 April – 9 May
Tasting Australia showcases the incredible diversity of South Australia. This unique festival boasts over 100 events, lunches, dinners and tasting classes featuring the very best South Australia has to offer. It celebrates paddock to plate dining, local and seasonal produce, premium producers and treats guests to boundless culinary delights.
Lead by your trusty taste buds (and the expert event planners, too) this show takes you through iconic regions of Adelaide, including the Barossa, McLaren Vale, the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island.
Gourmet Escape | Perth, Swan Valley, Margaret River | November
Want to learn to cook from some of the world’s best chefs? Or perhaps just have them cook for you? Whatever you’re after, we’re sure Western Australia’s Gourmet Escape will feed your desires.
Ten days of events will take place throughout November across the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River regions. The Gourmet Escape will celebrate premium produce and wine and flavours from around the world. Visitors won’t be starved for choice here; events range from wine tastings and tea parties to private dinners and masterclasses.
The Truffle Festival | Canberra Region | June – August 2021
Partial to a decadent truffle pasta? There are few ingredients celebrated as highly as the humble truffle. Their rich, bold taste is commonly paired with pasta, risotto, salads, omelettes and more. Any menu that offers truffle oil with the appropriate dish is a winner in any savvy foodie’s books.
Canberra’s Truffle Festival celebrates everything there is to love about this tasty fungus; from its harvest to consumption. Here, you’ll venture with the talented ‘truffle dogs’ who’ll be diligently sniffing out these ‘black diamonds’, which grow under trees and brush.
You’ll participate in cooking classes where you’ll learn how to incorporate this unique ingredient into your everyday dishes. After, you can sit back and enjoy the finished product – perhaps a truffle pizza paired with a truffle beer. This is the foodie festival sure to satisfy your appetite and your curiosity.
There are so many marvellous food and wine festivals across the whole of Australia that are guaranteed to feed your body and your soul. If you choose to indulge in any of these culinary delights, you’ll be sure to make incredible memories that’ll last a lifetime. Make your way to any food and wine festival our wonderful country has on offer in 2021 with Adagold. Fly direct via our luxe private charter and start the celebrations early with the clink of your champagne glasses as you take to the sky. To discover how Adagold can feed your 2021 adventures, contact us today.