A Mexican fiesta, a McLaren Vale fire feast, and Tasting Australia Airlines are all on the menu when Tasting Australia, presented by RAA Travel, returns to Adelaide and regional South Australia this year.

The country’s favourite celebration of eating and drinking returns in 2021 from 30 April to 9 May, offering an innovative and curious program showcasing the best that South Australia has to offer across more than 140 events and 11 regions. Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall recognised the importance of Tasting Australia to the state.

“Tasting Australia is the perfect opportunity to truly showcase what South Australia does best – our produce and our talented chefs, winemakers, and distillers all coming together to put on 10 days of amazing programming,” says Mr Marshall.

Tasting Australia Festival Director Simon Bryant today announced that tickets to the 2021 event will be on sale from Wednesday 9 December. The 2021 event is set to be more special than ever, paying homage to the hospitality industry that has done it tough in 2020. “We want everyone to know that Tasting Australia is back and better than ever in 2021!” says Mr Bryant.

Some festival highlights for 2021 include a celebration of seasonal produce at Coriole Vineyards with the Autumn Harvest Feast, a long lunch at the Farm Gate Lunch at Yalumba, Flame Trees Feast where guests will learn about bio charring on S.C Pannell’s invite-only Koomilya vineyard, and a Mexican inspired feast for the senses at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Pirate Life Brewing in Port Adelaide. 

Drinks Curator, Nick Stock has made sure the beverage program is as strong as ever, with wine, beer, and spirits highlighted across a suite of events and masterclasses. “This year we are excited to take our beverage events to the next level,” says Mr Stock. The Tasting Australia festival hub, Town Square will be back with an exciting new look for 2021. Town Square programming and vendors will be announced in January 2021.

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