Mar 15, 2023

More than wine – Tasting Australia celebrates South Australia’s culinary delights

Tasting Australia is a celebration of eating and drinking. It is a showcase of all things South Australian: our produce, our people, and our place. Each year we invite local and tourists alike to step beyond a standard food festival and discover deliciously different experiences that feed their curiosity.

Whether you crave long lunches with friends feasting on sumptuous produce, award-winning beverages served fireside at Town Square or menus created by world-class chefs, Tasting Australia is sure to satisfy.

Tasting Australia creates lasting memories through unprecedented eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer. As one of the country’s longest-running food and beverage festivals, Tasting Australia has evolved with the industry and continues to offer innovative events and one-of-a-kind adventures.

Tasting Australia runs from 28 April until 7 May 2023. Festival highlights include:

Town Square

Tasting Australia’s Town Square is the festival hub – located in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Town Square is home to deliciously diverse eating and drinking experiences. Free, fun and perfect for families, this is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore.

Regional Events Program


Visitors to the Barossa will be spoiled for choice during Tasting Australia. Highlight include the Yalumba collaboration with Chin Chin and Taste the Ethereal at Tscharke Wines.

McLaren Vale 

Festival visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula can attend many events across the wineries, craft breweries and distilleries of the McLaren Vale wine region. Highlight include the Porchetta Party at Oliver’s Taranga and Decades of d’Arenberg with Chester Osborn at d’Arrys Verandah.

Adelaide Hills

The rolling hills to the South East of Adelaide are home to some of South Australia’s best food and wine experiences. Some highlights during the festival include a show case of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay and a Wine and Dine Safari at Golding Wines.


Head to the Wilkadene Station on the mighty River Murray for the Hecho en casa ‘ food and drink extravaganza’ at the Woolshed Brewery. 


For those venturing a little further down the garden path, a vegetarian long lunch at Otellia is the perfect experience when visiting the Limestone Coast.

A full program for the Tasting Australia festival can be found here.