Wine and food will combine with art, music and fashion at the annual Crush Festival, including exclusive events showcasing fashion icon Paolo Sebastian, renowned chef Simon Bryant and unique wine blogger Michael Ellis in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region on 27 January 2013.
The free annual event will build on the success of 2012, with visitors invited to experience a range of unique art, music and fashion experiences across more than 30 participating cellar doors. Revellers can get their groove on with salsa dance classes, try their hand at piñata, view the region’s best art or embrace some 1950’s style, all while enjoying appetising local wine and food.
“The pairing of art, music and fashion with wine and food drew record crowds in 2012 and allowed visitors to explore the unique and edgy side of the wine region, something that proudly sets Crush apart from other wine festivals,” says Adelaide Hills Wine Region President, John Harvey.
“The Adelaide Hills comes alive during the Crush festival and this year more than ever, the region is excited to be working with Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff, Simon Bryant and Michael Ellis to help showcase the great wine, food and creative inspirations on offer throughout the region,” says John.
Crush is introducing a number of exclusive events in 2013, including a live fashion exhibition showcasing handmade gowns by Paolo Sebastian from 2:30pm at Mt Lofty house. South Australian designer, Paul Vasileff, is excited to pair his designs with the stunning backdrop of the Adelaide Hills.
“My designs combine a timeless elegance with a contemporary flair, which suits the incredible atmosphere of Adelaide Hills Wine Region perfectly. The beautiful views of Mt Lofty house are going to provide a stunning backdrop for my work,” says Paul.
“South Australia is known for its world-class wineries, as well as our wonderful fashion and food, so it is great to see Crush pairing with so many superb events to show off how much talent the region has to offer,” Paul says.
Food enthusiasts can witness passionate chef, Simon Bryant in a live cooking demonstration from 1.30pm at Murdoch Hill Winery where he will be preparing a distinctive mouth-watering dish incorporating fresh local produce.
Wine lovers and social media savvy visitors will have the chance to chat online with The Wine Punter lead blogger, Michael Ellis, as he documents his day at Crush, providing a number of tasting tips and recommendations along the way.
Whether someone is a passionate wino, foodie, creative or all of the above, Crush 2013 is sure to have something that will appeal. To help visitors plan their perfect day at Crush, this year’s brochure includes detailed itineraries outlining top picks selected by the three special guests reflecting their unique style and preferences.
Crush festivities commence Friday 25 January, with the major festival taking place on Sunday 27 January. For further information on Crush 2013 or to download a full brochure of activity please visit www.crushfestival.com.au
Adelaide Hills Wine Region
The Adelaide Hills is Australia's most vibrant cool climate wine region. With over 90 wine labels and 48 cellar doors, it is acknowledged internationally for its distinctive premium wines, viticulture and stunning scenery.
The region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately 70km long, the highest vineyards are sited between 600-650 metres altitude in areas such as Crafers, Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully.
The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. The region consists of two registered sub-regions, Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley.
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