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Our Event

a celebration of the Adelaide Hills

Embark on a unique "taste tour" of the Adelaide Hills region at A Taste of The Hills Festival, hosted against the picturesque backdrop of Heysen - The Cedars, Hahndorf.

The event has been designed to support local Adelaide Hills businesses, the local community and showcase what the region has to offer! From farm-fresh delights to award-winning wines, guests can enjoy and savour the rich flavours crafted by passionate local producers.

A Taste of The Hills Festival invites attendees to "taste" all the Adelaide Hills has to offer, from food and drinks to produce, art, and entertainment, all within the charming confines of this scenic location. At the festival, you can enjoy complimentary tastings, immersing yourself in the diverse flavours of the region. Feel the rhythm of live music and enjoy the entertainment, adding a vibrant beat to your festival experience. Expert-led masterclasses in food, wine, and art provide an opportunity to enhance your skills and appreciation.

Run and funded by a local Adelaide Hills Family who have lived and loved the Adelaide Hills region for the past 40 years. Their love for the Adelaide Hills and their passion for showcasing the region grew from a small dream into a big reality! Catching the eye of the SA Tourism Commission and Adelaide Hills Tourism in their first year last year in 2023, the event has now exploded into an annual region-wide celebration.

Our Venue

Stroll through the stunning Adelaide Hills grounds
Heysen - The Cedars, 68 Heysen Road, Hahndorf
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SA Tourism Commission

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Nepenthe Wines

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Volkswagen

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Stratton Events

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Doherty Earthmoving Services

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PitchPoint - Communications

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Paracombe Wines
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K1 Wines
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Red Cacao
The essence of Red Cacao as an artisan chocolatier is rooted firmly in the Adelaide Hills. Over the last 10 years, Red Cacao has become a close-knit community that supports its ecosystem and offers day-trippers a must-stop on their Hills destination list. Red Cacao sources its chocolate through the Cacao Trace program to ensure an ethical and sustainable product. Locally, speaking they source quality ingredients within South Australia including, almonds, apples, wine, strawberries, gin and honey. Red Cacao is passionate about delivering the best quality experience in their Stirling chocolate cafe to the highest quality product to gift or for yourself. In their eyes, chocolate is a little timeout, an indulgent moment shared with loved ones and those little gestures that speak volumes. And that’s exactly what Red Cacao represents—a harmonious blend of passion, craftspersonship, and community.

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Australian Native Food Co

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Brushflicks n' Chill

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2024 Event Partners

We are pleased to celebrate with

Paracombe Wines
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K1 Wines
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Red Cacao
The essence of Red Cacao as an artisan chocolatier is rooted firmly in the Adelaide Hills. Over the last 10 years, Red Cacao has become a close-knit community that supports its ecosystem and offers day-trippers a must-stop on their Hills destination list. Red Cacao sources its chocolate through the Cacao Trace program to ensure an ethical and sustainable product. Locally, speaking they source quality ingredients within South Australia including, almonds, apples, wine, strawberries, gin and honey. Red Cacao is passionate about delivering the best quality experience in their Stirling chocolate cafe to the highest quality product to gift or for yourself. In their eyes, chocolate is a little timeout, an indulgent moment shared with loved ones and those little gestures that speak volumes. And that’s exactly what Red Cacao represents—a harmonious blend of passion, craftspersonship, and community.

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Australian Native Food Co

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Brushflicks n' Chill

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Volkswagen Duttons

Duttons Volkswagen, at Mount Barker, is your local Volkswagen Specialist in the Adelaide Hills, and also serves the greater Murraylands, Coorong and upper Sout-East regions.Duttons is a 3rd generation family-owned business, established in Murray Bridge 75 years ago, and proudly provides South Australians with the best new and used cars deals across more than 10 major motoring brands.At Duttons Volkswagen, we know that choosing your next new car is an exciting time. Our professional team work with our customers to make their journey an enjoyable and stress-free experience, ensuring they select the right car to suit their lifestyle and ambitions.

BRushflicks n' Chill

Brushflicks n' Chill offers public and private canvas painting sessions for people of all ages and skill levels. Professionally guided with a playlist to suit any occasion, Brushflicks n’ Chill can set up almost anywhere, whether it’s your office, your local wine bar, or your own home. From children’s parties and birthdays to hens days and team-building sessions, Brushflicks provides everything you need for a fun and relaxing canvas painting experience like no other! With each private Paint n’ Sip session (for groups of 5 up to 30 participants). Choose the painting from our gallery or request a custom artwork! We meet you at your chosen venue with all the supplies you need. We set up and handle the entire set up and pack down so that you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the creative process!

Red Cacao chocolatier

The essence of Red Cacao as an artisan chocolatier is rooted firmly in the Adelaide Hills. Over the last 10 years Red Cacao has become a close-knit community that supports its ecosystem and offers day-trippers a must-stop on their Hills destination list. Red Cacao sources their chocolate through the Cacao Trace program to ensure an ethical and sustainable product. Locally, speaking they source quality ingredients within South Australia including, almonds, apples, wine, strawberries, gin and honey. Red Cacao is passionate about delivering the best quality experience in their Stirling chocolate cafe to the highest quality product to gift or for yourself. In their eyes, chocolate is a little timeout, an indulgent moment shared with loved ones and those little gestures that speak volumes. And that’s exactly what Red Cacao represents—a harmonious blend of passion, craftspersonship, and community.

Australian Native food co

Australian Native Food Co is an embodiment of Australia's culinary and botanical richness. But more than that, it's a movement. It's about championing sustainability, celebrating native ingredients, and inviting all to delve into the memorable scents and tastes of Australia. Australian Native Food Co stands as a testament to the rich biodiversity and culinary heritage of South Australia. As a family-owned enterprise, it has firmly rooted its identity in showcasing the region's distinct flavours, while intertwining this with a resounding commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.

Jurlique

Jurlique is a local Adelaide Hills business, with an international footprint. Did you know Jurlique’s herb farm is only 10 minutes from Hahndorf? They offer daily tours Mon-Sat, showing customers how they grow, harvest, dry and extract from nature turning it into world class natural skin care.  All grow and made in the stunning Adelaide Hills!

For over 35 years, they’ve grown the powerful ingredients used in their products on their biodynamic farm in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Discover the Jurlique way, experience our unique connection to nature and learn more about our practices and processes by taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Jurlique's biodynamic* farm in the stunning Adelaide Hills. PLUS enjoy 10% off a farm tour with our special discount code ROSE10.

RAA

We're thrilled to announce RAA as our Membership Partner for A Taste Of The Hills Festival! As an RAA member, you get an exclusive 15% off our General Admission tickets!
RAA has been keeping South Australians moving for 120 years!  With a range of services in motor, home and travel, RAA is your trusted partner. Their dedication to member satisfaction is unmatched, and they're always looking to keep their members – and SA moving in the right direction!

Karkoo

Karkoo was established by Jane and Peter Rowat over 20 years ago as a wholesale garden centre in Mount George, which is still in operation today. With the demise of many small independent garden centres, in 2016 Jane and Peter were faced with the tough decision of closing their wholesale nursery or taking a risk and going retail.  Karkoo Blackwood was then opened and quickly became an iconic indoor plant, home/gift store and nursery. However, as our Blackwood site is owned by the Mitcham Council we do not have a longterm future but fortunately the Rowat's secured the future of Karkoo with the purchase of the Historic Johnston Brewery site in Oakbank, opening in 2021. Our stunning site in Oakbank spans across three acres filled with plants, garden art, home and giftware set amongst beautiful historic buildings and boasts a 150 seat Garden Café. In addition, with our wholesale nursery still in operation we are able to grow a lot of what we sell ourselves, keeping our prices low while sustainably growing plants that are healthy, strong and hardened off to our local conditions.

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get to know our favourite brands

A Taste of The Hills Festival is dedicated to celebrating the food and beverages produced in our bountiful region.

Square1 Gin
Nepenthe Wines
Barrigan Wines
Paracombe Wines
The Queens Cut
Red Cacao Chocolates
Five Eleven Distilling
A Life Of Plenty
BBQ At Yours
Woody The Wagon