Masterchef winner at wine festival

Masterchef winner Adam Liaw will be a guest at the 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival in Adelaide.
Masterchef winner Adam Liaw will be a guest at the 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival in Adelaide.

WHEN it comes to family fun, most people don’t think of a wine festival.

 But the Adelaide Hills wine region is hoping to change all that with the 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival.

  The historic region, which features some of the most passionate wine growers in the country, will be on show on Sunday, January 30.

 But the food and wine will flow well before then with a series of master‐classes and special events kicking off on January 26.

 From Howard Vineyards’ ‘Flights and Bites’ that matches gourmet food with wines, to Sinclair’s Gully Twilight Tasting of “Oysters and Fizz,” and the Barratt Wines and

Bistro 25’s garden luncheon, the Crush Festival has something for everyone to discover.

 This year, Crush offers a chance to meet South Australian winner of MasterChef 2010, Adam Liaw, to hear what he loves most about the region.

 “I grew up in The Adelaide Hills so it’s a region that I am very passionate about. It’s brilliant the whole year round but the whole region really comes alive for the Crush Festival.

 “It’s a great chance for people to discover the real Adelaide Hills region and experience the pleasure of its fabulous food and wine at your their pace for the day,” Adam says.

 “For this year’s Crush, I’ve created a range of new recipes inspired by some of the regions finest local produce and wines to embrace everything delicious about the Adelaide Hills and the Crush Food and Wine Festival,” Adam adds.

 The Adelaide Hills Wine Region is excited to unveil these exclusive recipes to help food and wine enthusiasts celebrate the region.

 “We are so lucky in South Australia to have beautiful wines and excellent local produce right on our doorstep” he said.

 “There aren’t many places in the world who can boast a wine region of The Adelaide Hills’ quality in such close proximity to a capital city.”

 The 2011 Crush Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 8th year in 2011.

 Plenty of music, face painting and kids activities will ensure that children will have just as much fun as the adults.

 The festival stretches over 30 unique Hills locations meaning there’s plenty of variety of food and wines to sample.

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