Adelaide Hills’ Crush festival – a cool celebration of food and wine

22 January 2016

Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Tourism

The Adelaide Hills is an ideal place to keep cool this weekend with the annual Crush food and
wine festival starting today.

Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said more than 40 wineries would be showcased at 30
different venues.

“Crush is a celebration of the Hills’ unique cool climate wines and locally sourced produce,” he
said.

“The event has been growing steadily for 10 years and more than 40 of the Adelaide Hills’
wineries will be sharing their outstanding products.

“Some of these wineries don’t yet have their own cellar door but this weekend-long event gives
them the platform to present their wines in a relaxed, social setting.

“More than 20,000 people will attend this weekend’s event, with more than half visiting from
outside the region.”

“The theme is Play It Cool and Barristers Block cellar door will be hosting the brand new Beach
Huts this year, with guests enjoying the beach with sand and games.

“At Longview Vineyard, The Piece Project returns with four artists competing for the
opportunity to have their work featured on the winery’s signature shiraz, The Piece. The
artwork is created live and voted on by the public.

“Mount Lofty House will also be open as will the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre where Hills
and Fleurieu Peninsula produce will be on show for the first time.”

Crush is the largest event managed by the Adelaide Hills Wine Region committee, with its
second largest being the Winter Reds Weekend in July.

“Both of these events show how diverse our beautiful South Australian regions are from one
another.”

For more information on Crush visit www.crushfestival.com.au

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