Upcoming Food and Wine events in Adelaide in 2022

A trip to Adelaide is always a winner when it’s time for a weekend away. With lush parklands, historic buildings and stunning beaches there’s no going wrong. Top it off with the enticing list of food and wine events in Adelaide and the South Australian capital is a winner, even on the world stage. Read on to plan your next weekend away, paired with a food or wine festival to write home about.

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Adelaide Food and wine events in 2022

Renowned for its excellent wines and local produce, Adelaide plays host to some world class events at which to experience some of Australia’s best wines and delicious food. We have listed a few of these upcoming fun filled events below for your next weekend away with friends. So make it a date! Be sure not to miss out on a great weekend in the city in 2022.


Held in Rymill Park, Murlawirrapurka, CheeseFest is South Australia’s longest running annual cheese, food and wine festival. This year, it takes place on Friday 14th October. CheeseFest is a widely loved event which brings together 70 food and beverage stalls, each showcasing produce alongside live music and a bustling atmosphere. Everything from food, wine, beer, spirits and much more can be found from local artisan and national food producers.

Octoberfest in the Gardens

On the 1st October, it will be time to put on those Lederhosen and dirndls, grab stein of beer and imagine yourself partying in Germany. Octoberfest in the Gardens is one of Australia’s most fun, crazy and chaotic events where you will be able to enjoy huge beer tents, great performers, live music and competitions. To help soak up the beer you will find may authentic food stalls from which to enjoy sauerkraut, pork knuckles, Bavarian meatloaf plus many other German dishes. Its the perfect occasion to get some friends together and have a roaring time.

Grenache Fest 2022

This is one for the red wine lovers! Start off your spring right, with red wine and merriment with fellow wine drinkers. Taking place on September 10th pop up wine market, Grenache Fest, celebrates one of the less famous red wines from the region yet despite this, warrants its own festival. At Grenache Fest wander around sipping on a glass of Grenache while meeting some of the smaller and more boutique producers from South Australia. With live music and gourmet food thrown in, this upcoming event is one not to be missed.

The Handpicked Festival

Taking place this year on the 12th November on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula is the fabulous Handpicked Festival. Prepare for a magical event that merges great music, tasty food and an array of wines together with amazing vibes and a total sensory overload. Find yourself dancing barefoot amongst the vineyards and gum trees of Lake Breeze Wines. Place your picnic blanket and enjoy some delicious food from one of the many local food trucks while listening to tunes from Australia’s top musicians. This is surely one of Adelaide’s most exciting upcoming food and wine events.

Winter Weekends

Warm up those winter Friday and Saturday evenings with a night spent by a roaring fire pit. Indulge in some delicious food and a glass of your favourite wine besides the heat of flickering fames. This event tours around different locations of the city each weekend until the end of august so be sure to catch the last of Winter Weekends. Don’t miss out!

SA Weekend Escapes top hotel pick!

The Adelaide Royal Coach Hotel is the perfect place to stay for any of these events with its location being opposite Rymill Park, in the centre of Adelaide.  The spacious rooms are affordable yet very comfortable and the venue boasts a lovely indoor swimming pool plus onsite parking. The hotel restaurant, Angus and Co. believes in two things, great food and good company. On the menu you will find anything from steaks, burgers and schnitzels to seafood and much more.  Therefore the Adelaide Royal Coach has everything that you would want for a great SA Weekend escape.

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