Cellar Door Fest 2021: lots of wine and cheese experiences to enjoy

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Cellar Door Fest 2021, Adelaide’s annual wine festival is back in 3 weeks from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021.

Cellar Door Fest 2021

Apart from the wine exhibitors at the festival, there are also plenty of delicious masterclasses to participate in, plenty with French links. We tell you about them below.

 

Masterclasses at Cellar Door Fest 2021

There are a number of cheese pairing masterclasses as well as some French wine varietal specific masterclasses.

Note: a General Admission entry ticket to the Festival is mandatory in order to access the many experiences on offer, including ticketed masterclasses. Please purchase your entry ticket separately. 

 

The Cheesemonger and the Sommelier

Fri 5 February 6-7pm, $25 + bf

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest 2021

Hosts: Valerie Henbest, The Smelly Cheese Shop & Mark Reginato, Hellbound Wine Bar

Learn the art of pairing cheese and wine with some very special tips from experts in the field: Valerie Henbest from The Smelly Cheese Shop & Mark Reginato from Hellbound Wine Bar. Explore stories about terroirs and culture and experience this match made in heaven!

 

Adelaide Hills – Billie’s Cheese and wine 

Saturday 6th 12-1pm $25 + bf

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest

Hosts: Sheree Sullivan, Udder Delights & TJ Laganin, Chain of Ponds

From Brie & Barbera to Camembert & Cabernet, demystify the art of cheese and wine one bottle at a time in this intimate masterclass presented by the ‘Adelaide Hills-Billies’.

 

Join Sheree Sullivan (Udder Delights) and TJ Laganin (Chain of Ponds) to taste your way through a series of delicious cheese and wine pairings, and find out the answers to all the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask!

 

Cheese & Gin

Saturday 6 Feb, 2-3pm and Saturday 6 Feb, 6-7pm $25+bf 

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest

Hosts: Kris Lloyd, Woodside Cheese Wrights & Mark Reginato, Man of Spirit & an Applewood Distillery Ambassador

Cheese + Gin…. do we need to say more!

 

Back by popular demand, Kris Lloyd (Woodside Cheese Wrights) and Mark Reginato (Man of Spirit) delve into the world of ‘ginstronomy’ by highlighting one of our favourite pairings: cheese + gin.

 

Enjoy a refreshing aperitif on arrival before you sample a delicious range of Woodside cheese paired with Applewood spirits.

 

Yalumba: Your essential guide to Grenache

Saturday 6 2-3pm $40+bf

Location: Great Wine Capitals Discovery Space, Cellar Door Fest

Host: Tony Love & Kevin Glastonbury, Yalumba

Cellar Door Fest 2021 - Yalumba Grenache

Grenache is the hottest thing going on in Australian wine, and one of its leading lights is Barossa-based family wine enterprise, Yalumba. From delightful rosé to easy drinking, vibrant styles and serious, old-vine and single vineyard expressions, Yalumba’s portfolio of grenache is unequalled. Hosted by local wine identity, Tony Love this masterclass presents a rare opportunity to taste several of the finest examples of SA grenache, guided by their passionate advocate, senior winemaker Kevin Glastonbury.

 

Cheese and chocolate with The Sugar Man

Saturday 6th 5:30-6:30pm, $25 + bf

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest

Hosts: Valerie Henbest, The Smelly Cheese Shop & Alex Crawford, The Sugar Man

Cellar Door Fest 2021 - Cheese-and-chocolate

Cheese + chocolate… without doubt, two of our favourite things! Valerie Henbest from The Smelly Cheese Shop teams up with Alex “The Sugar Man” Crawford for this utterly delicious masterclass. Known for his inventive approach to all things sweet, The Sugar Man’s chocolate bars are as revolutionary as they are scrumptious and addictive. Pair them with cheese from The Smelly Cheese Shop, and it takes the experience to a whole new level that is not only fun, but unforgettable!

 

Discover the secrets behind the ultimate cheese and chocolate pairing while you sample the best of both over a glass of bubbles!

 

Kimbolton Wines: A cheese and wine flight

Saturday 6th, 5:30-6:30pm, $40+bf

Location: Great Wine Capitals Discovery Space, Cellar Door Fest

Host: Tony Love & Nicole Clark, Kimbolton Wines

Cellar Door Fest 2021 - Kimbolton Wines

Wine and cheese are a perfect match. But what wine style goes best with the right cheese? Langhorne Creek’s Kimbolton Wines, creative growers of many alternative white and red varieties, have put together an exciting tasting session with SA’s finest cheesemakers, giving this masterclass a unique insight into emerging wines like fiano, carignan and montepulciano, as well as their regional star cabernet sauvignon. And there might even be a special finishing treat with a unique sparkling red and a favourite Festival chocolate!

 

Cheese and Sparkling

7 February 12-1pm $25 + bf

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest

Hosts: Kris Lloyd, Woodside Cheese Wrights & Xavier Bizot, DAOSA

Cellar Door Fest 2021 - Cheese Sparkling

After selling out for the last two years, our decadent Cheese + Sparkling masterclass returns in 2021 – but tickets won’t last long!

 

Join DAOSA sparkling wines owner and winemaker, Xavier Bizot, and award-winning cheesemaker Kris Lloyd (Woodside Cheese Wrights) as they guide you through a handpicked selection of Adelaide Hills’ traditional method sparkling wines paired with limited edition cheese from Woodside Cheese Wrights. It’s a masterclass you won’t soon forget!

 

Cheese, Cider, Calvados and Gin

Sunday 7 Feb, 2-3pm $25 + bf

Location: The Fromagerie, Cellar Door Fest

Host: Valerie Henbest, The Smelly Cheese Shop & Michael Stafford, Lobo Cider

Cellar Door Fest - Cheese, cider, calvados, gin

The Smelly Cheese Shop enjoys a long history with the Adelaide Hills’ Lobo Cider, which offers a fabulous match to their cheeses! With Lobo’s portfolio expanding to now include Calvados, an apple brandy plus gin, there’s even more fun to be had!

 

Join Valerie Henbest from The Smelly Cheese Shop & Michael Stafford from Lobo Cider, as they guide you through a series of special cheese, cider + spirit pairings in this intimate masterclass.

 

WHAT: Cellar Door Fest 2021

WHEN: Friday 5 February – Sunday 7 February 2021

  • Friday 5 February 5-9pm 
  • Saturday 6 February 11am-4pm & 5-9pm
  • Sunday 7 February 11am-4pm

WHERE: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

PRICES:

Friday General Admission $31.76

General Admission entry for Friday, 5 February. Entry includes your own Riedel wine glass and a Festival Passport, your guide to the event!

 

General Admission – Saturday Session 1 or 2 or Sunday $41.98

General Admission entry for Session 1 (11am – 4pm) or for Session 2 (5pm – 9pm) Saturday, 6 February or for Sunday 7 February. Entry includes your own Riedel wine glass and a Festival Passport, your guide to the event!

 

Saturday or Sunday VIP Ticket – Session 1 or 2 $200.39

Includes entry for two for Session 1 (11am – 4pm) or Session 2 (5pm – 9pm) fon Saturday, 6 February, or for Sunday 7 February, plus exclusive access to the Cellar Door Fest VIP Lounge, a bottle of Tomich wine, two Never Never Distillery gin cocktails, two Dawn Patrol coffees and a gourmet picnic box. Also includes a Riedel wine glass and a Festival Passport per person

 

The Weekender Pass $128.85

General Admission entry for all three days of the Festival, including both Saturday sessions. Entry includes your own Riedel wine glass and a Festival Passport per day, your guide to the event!

 

Masterclass tickets

Masterclass tickets cost between $25 and $40 plus booking fee.

 

BUY TICKETS: https://cellardoorfestival.com/

 

For other events still on this month, have a look at our Happy New Year! What’s on in January 2021? article

 

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