Crush Festival, the largest food and wine event in the Adelaide Hills, returns later this month.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the weekend festival, which will feature 41 wineries across a range of free cellar door and ticketed events.

‘Play it Cool’ is the theme again for this year’s festival, which means participating venues could be offering anything from cool jazz music to chilled, cool-climate wines.

Background

Crush Festival will run from Friday, 27 January 2017 to Sunday, 29 January 2017. For further details visit www.crushfestival.com.au The event is managed by Adelaide Hills Wine Region who also run the popular Winter Reds Weekend in July.

This year’s festival received funding through the State Government’s Regional Events and Festivals Program. This is in addition to the extra $70 million the State Government has invested in tourism to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attract major events.

Last year, South Australia officially became a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, a group of major cities linked to internationally renowned wine regions.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Susan Close

Crush is so much more than just a wine and food festival. It’s a celebration of the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills.

The Adelaide Hills, land of the long lunch, is a fantastic place to spend a weekend. The region offers everything from stunning landscapes with an abundance of wildlife to premium food and wine.

This year’s program offers a great line-up of events such as the Long Lunch Table at Barristers Block Wines or a Pinot Masterclass at Honey Moon Vineyard – a venue that is not usually open to the public.

There will also be cluster events held at Mt Lofty House and the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre that will showcase a range of wineries without a cellar door.