Exciting ‘New Producers’ at Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015

16 February 2015

The latest offerings from new South Australian food producers will be showcased in the New Producers’ area at the multi-award winning Cellar Door Wine Festival to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 20-22 February 2015.

This will be the third year that Primary Industries and Regions SA has sponsored the New Producers’ area, which helps the state’s emerging food businesses to build their brand and generate greater awareness of their products.

Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said it was encouraging to see businesses previously supported in the New Producers’ area growing and now exhibiting their produce independently.

“The New Producers’ area allows small and emerging food businesses to participate in one of South Australia’s biggest annual wine events,” Mr Bignell said.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase new food products and expose their business to a new audience.

“Adelaide Hills Chocolatier Red Cacao featured in the first New Producers’ showcase three years ago. At the time it has been operating for eight weeks, offering a small selection of handmade chocolate products, which proved so popular they completely sold out during the festival.

“Red Cacao has since established itself with a shopfront in Stirling.

“The New Producers’ Area provides a great opportunity for collaboration, with smaller food and wine businesses able to come together at a single event to promote some of the best produce South Australia has to offer.

“New Producers will offer tastings of their products, which this year include bush foods, gourmet pizzas, meatballs, sauces, nuts and a wide range of condiments sourced from the best local and seasonal produce.”
More than 170 established South Australian food and wine producers will showcase their products alongside the New Producers at this year’s Cellar Door Wine Festival, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors over three days.

The festival supports the Government’s economic priority of Premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world. It recognises the significant role that South Australia’s food and wine production play in the state’s economy.

South Australia’s food and wine industries generated more than $17.1 billion in revenue in 2013-14.

For more information about the Cellar Door Wine Festival, visit www.cellardoorfestival.com.

Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

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