The Winter Reds Festival on Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July is an iconic annual event in the Adelaide Hills, showcasing our cool climate reds and fine cellar doors. Guests staying at 1965 for the weekend will have easy access to many of the winter reds venues. Here we share with you those located in nearby Lenswood and the Northern Hills.
Visit the Neighbours...
Friday Fireside Session, 4pm - 8pm.
On the outskirts of Lobethal, 2.7 kms or 4 minutes travel time from 1965 Lobethal door to door is Goldings Wines. Goldings are kicking the festival off with a Friday afternoon/evening event. Why not give yourself an early minute from work and join them.
If you are the hardy outdoorsy type, you can huddle around the outdoor braziers, glass of red in hand whilst you choose something delicious from the Low 'n' Slow menu. If snuggling indoors is more your style, claim a spot in the Tasting Room by the open fire and enjoy a Pinot Vertical Wine Flight with snacks. For the wine buff, Goldings will be opening the cellar and dusting off the back vintages as well as showcasing yet to be released vintages in a vertical tasting of their Francis John Pinot 2013 to 2017 vintages.
Low 'n' Slow , Saturday 10am - 6pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm
The celebration of cool climate reds continues with delicious warming winter dishes, such as handmade gnocchi served with either lamb or winter veggie ragu and apple & rhubarb crumble and more.
Music | DJ sets will have the beats going from 12pm on Saturday while three piece local band The Goulash Project will be playing a wide variety of live music from modern pop covers, 80's and 90's classics to vintage hits from the 60's & 70's, as well as original material from 12pm on Sunday.
Discover Lovely Lenswood, just 11 minutes away!
Yes, according to Google, each of the following three wineries can be reached by car from Lobethal in 11 minutes. Ready, steady, go! This trilogy of Cellar Doors in Lenswood is an absolute must visit if you are a lover of magnificent views. All three feature panoramic views across the northern Adelaide Hills. On a clear day, you can see for miles..... (or should that be kilometres? Just doesn't have the same ring to it!)
Fire and Ice. Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm.
Feel the sense of adventure & anticipation as you drive the dirt road leading to this great cellar door. Fox Creek mountain bike and walking trails are literally across the road from Anderson Hill for those who like to combine wine tasting with physical activity in the great outdoors.
During Winter Reds, you'll find live music and hearty food. If you've got a great collection of winter woollies, make sure you wear your funkiest beanie and most colourful scarf. Anderson Hill are offering prizes for the most interesting beanie and scarf.
Music | YES.
MT LOFTY RANGES VINEYARD
Pinot in the Dark. Saturday 6.30 for 7pm start
A gorgeous cellar door we can only describe as 'rustic chic', you'll be enjoying a view of the night sky from the deck as well as the toasty open fire inside. Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard are celebrating Pinot with eight consecutive vintages of Pinot Noir matched to a four-course dinner of sustainable produce. Winemakers will also be on hand to share their knowledge of and passion for Pinot.
Let’s Get Toasted. Saturday & Sunday 12 noon.
Six toasty Pinot's tasted blind, critiqued and matched with six classic toasties paying homage to a famous Earl who made the sandwich known worldwide.
PIKE AND JOYCE
Ribs & Reds - Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm.
American BBQs are known for hours of slow cooking over low heat; smoke from wood flavouring the meat. You'll find delicious American BBQ dishes ribs, brisket, pulled pork and hot wings, accompanied by cool climate Shiraz, Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir at Pike and Joyce. The crisp, contemporary decor of this cellar door is on trend but it's the panoramic view which will capture your heart & soul.
Music | Dylan Smith (Saturday) one man and his guitar playing beautiful acoustic tunes or The Dusty Lee Trio creating soulful roots and blues. (Sunday).
Lets go for a short drive - The Northern Hills Region
Fire and Spice. Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm.
Hearty soul food by Ali Seedsman, Chef from the fabulous 'Walk the Talk' cafe in Verdun. Warm up by the combustion heater with a glass of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir in hand. This intimate cellar door is housed in a gorgeous mud brick building in the shadow of Mt Torrens. Hospitality plus!
Music | Country-infused folk and blues from songstress Courtney Robb and renowned bluesman Snooks La Vie
Spoilt. Saturday & Sunday 12-4.30pm.
All we can say is YUM! On offer Slow braised Osso Bucco, potato mash, seasonal vegetables. Succulent Chicken Coq vin, sweet potato mash, seared asparagus. Roasted winter vegetable frittata, fresh salad. Homemade blood orange cake and The Chocolate Somerville experience. Another venue for the lover of big views and GREAT food!
GLEN EWIN ESTATE
Winter Feast Saturday 6-11.00pm.
A mouth-watering degustation in the cosy Winter Alpine Lodge. Tickets includes a complimentary glass of wine.
Winter Lodge Sunday 11am-5.00pm.
Think wine, chocolate tastings and live music. Tickets includes a complimentary glass of wine.
The Winter Lodge is a new venue which just oozes ambiance. Well worth a look see!
Music | YES.
Winter in the Adelaide Hills is such a special time. Combine delicious belly warming food, fabulous regional wines and good friends and you have yourself a celebration. Come enjoy our winter festival!
There are loads more venues than we have described. Check out the full program and please note .... some events do require bookings. For ticket prices and further details, we recommend checking the Winter Reds Festival Program here https://www.winterreds.com.au/