Winter Reds Weekend | Adelaide Hills | 29 – 31 Jul 2016

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Winter Reds Weekend – Take the family to the Adelaide Hills to warm up with good food and wine

Fancy a relaxed afternoon with the family eating delicious food, accompanied by great wine? Head to the Adelaide Hills for the Annual Winter Reds Weekend. Shrug off your jacket. Shake your scarf free. Close the door against the icy wind. There’s a log fire crackling and your face starts glowing. You pour a warming glass of red and take in the alluring aroma of a slowly cooked braise. Settle in to a cosy leather chair with a dog curled up at your feet… perfection!


Family-friendly events at the Winter Reds Weekend

Here at Play & Go we have found three family-friendly events for you:

Ngeringa Vineyards

Past the winter-wrapped vineyard and through healthy farming paddocks you’ll find a little oasis where warming fires, laden tables and full glasses play host to a crowd who have discovered the secret that is Ngeringa’s Cellar Door. Wood-oven menu featuring biodynamic, farm-grown produce, relaxing atmosphere and live music. Family friendly.

Saturday 30 Jul 2016 | 11am-5pm

119 Williams Road | Mt Barker Summit.

Bookings essential for groups of 6 or more. Call 08 8398 2867 or visit the Ngeringa Vineyards website for more information and bookings

Basket Range Wine and the Owl & Elephant Cafe

Basket Range Wine Bush Dance

Kick off the weekend with the fabulous Australian-Irish Bush Band, the Wild Matildas, in the iconic, century-old Uraidla Show Hall. Basket Range Wines, Prancing Pony Beers and lasagna and tiramisu by the Owl and Elephant Café. Adults $35 Children $20.

Sat 29 Jul 2016 | 7pm – 10:30pm

Uraidla Show Hall | Swamp Road | Uraidla

Bookings essential. Call 0412 836 547 or visit the Basket Range Wines website for more information and bookings

Wicks Estate

The only day of the year Wicks Estate doors open to the public. Surrounded by oak barrels, just add warming fires, fine food and live music, topped off with a glass of their finest. Wicks Estate caters for all groups and it’s family friendly!

Sun 31 Jul 2016 | 11am – 5pm

29 River View Road | Woodside

For more information, call 08 8212 0004 or visit the Wicks Estate website

For more information about the Winter Reds Weekend including a full list of vineyards, head to the Winter Reds Weekend website.

Some ideas while you are in the Adelaide Hills:

If you are planning to stay in the Hills next weekend, you might like to visit the award winning Red Cacao Chocolatier and Cafe for a delectable hot chocolate and a treat, or if you’re a bit on the hungry side, head to Uraidla, where you will find the newly opened Lost in a Forest Pizza Place and Wine Lounge.

If you are heading to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens for a winter stroll, visit the Piccadilly Kitchen for some home-made goodness or take in the stunning views over Adelaide from the Mount Lofty summit cafe or restaurant.

If you have the time and appreciate art and history, a visit to The Cedars, the home of Hans Heysen is well worth your time. Are the kids getting restless? Take them to the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and a walk along the Heysen Trail, or head to the lovely village of Stirling and the Steam Roller Park and playground.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Winter Reds website or see the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Facebook page here.

What:   Winter Reds Weekend

When:  Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July | 2016

Where: See locations above

Who:     Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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