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The Plan

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Welcome to A Taste of The Hills Festival, where culinary excellence meets breathtaking landscapes in the heart of Adelaide Hills. Check our schedule for detailed information on each day's events and activities. To ensure you make the most of your visit, here's a guide to planning your unforgettable experience:

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What's On

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Wine & Oyster Pairing Masterclasses

Join Nepenthe for a decadent oyster and wine pairing masterclass. Starting off with a glass of Sparkling Cuvee, the Nepenthe team will take you through a tasting of Natural, Thai and Kilpatrick oysters expertly matched with their award-winning wines. The delicious Cowell oysters are prepared by Trudale Oysters and are complemented with a variety of crisp, bright and textural white wines.  This afternoon session will take place in the Nepenthe Lounge and is one you don’t to miss!

Class Details:
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of March 2.00-3.00 pm.
Location: Nepenthe Sparkling Lounge
Includes: One-hour Nepenthe Wines and Cowell Oysters Pairing Masterclass.
*Bookings essential, only limited spots available!

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Paracombe Wines & Udder Delights Cheese Pairing Masterclass

Embark on a gastronomic journey with our Wine and Cheese Pairing Master Class, featuring Paracombe Wines and Udder Delights cheeses. Explore these perfect matches:
2023 Pecorino with Adelaide Hills Camembert, Brie
2023 Vermentino with Adelaide Hills Truffle Brie
2022 Montepulciano with Heysen Blue
2018 Cabernet Franc with Mature Cheddar

Join us for an afternoon of sophistication and indulgence as we elevate your palate with the finest from Paracombe Wines and Udder Delights.

Class Details:
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of March
Time: 3.00-4.00 pm.
Location: Masterclass Marquee
Includes: One-hour Paracombe Wines and Udder Delights Cheese Pairing Masterclass.
*Bookings essential, only limited spots available!

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K1 Wines & Red Cacao Pairing Masterclass

Embark on an extraordinary sensory adventure with our K1 Wines and Red Cacao Chocolates Masterclass. Discover the art of perfect pairings:
NV Sparkling with Mixed Berry Pop Rock Block
2021 K1 Pinot Noir with Raspberry Ganache
2021 Middle Hill Shiraz with Forest Berry Block
2017 Tzimmukin with Umqali (Monarto safari park collaboration block) – RRP $295

Join us for an intimate exploration guided by winemakers and chocolatiers, celebrating the harmonious marriage of K1 Wines and Red Cacao Chocolates. Cheers to a symphony of flavours, and stay tuned for a special surprise at the end!

Class Details:
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of March
Location: Masterclass Marquee
Time: 5.00-6.00 pm.
Includes: One-hour K1 Wines and Red Cacao Chocolate Pairing Masterclass.
*Bookings essential, only limited spots available!

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A Journey of Native Food
Presented by Native Australian Food Co.

Embark on an Australian Taste Tour like never before!Don't miss out on our exclusive masterclass, "A Journey of Native Australian Food- Interactive Cooking Session" by Native Australian Food Co.Limited to only 15 people per session, this intimate experience will take you on an adventure through Australia's rich flavours and sounds.
Listen to the sounds of the outback, bush, and sea, accompanied by tones of the didgeridoo.Taste, smell, and experience unique flavours and products starting with refreshing Lemon Myrtle Tea, followed by a tasting journey of Native Fruits including Fingerlimes, Juniper, Quandongs, Green Ants, Karkalla, and more.
Enjoy our native Australian jam paired with Yoghurt and topped with Native Dessert Dukkah, accompanied by a taste of Karkalla Verjuice. And to finish it all off, you'll partake in a hands-on cooking experience creating Lemon Myrtle Garlic Bread, fresh Garden Salad with Native Bush Dukkah and Verjuice, served with delectable Lemon Myrtle Garlic Prawns.

Class Details:
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of March
Time: 2.00-3.00 pm & 4.00-5.00 pm
Location: Teepee Bell Tent in The Main Gourmet Area
Includes: One-hour in the serenity of a bell-tent, let taste, smell, sight, and sound transport you through Australia's landscape with our selection of native Australian food.
*Bookings essential, only limited spots available!

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Heysen Home and Studios Guided Tour

A one hour guided tour of the historic Heysen home and Hans’ and Nora’s studios by one of our passionate and knowledgeable guides will bring to life the stories of the art and lives of the Heysens as you walk through their original living and working spaces. The house and studios are lovingly retained with the original furniture, collections and artwork of the Heysen family. Visitors to The Cedars tour the beautiful historic home and heritage-listed studios, delight in the extensive Artist’s Garden (the only original one of its kind in Australia), immerse themselves amongst the magnificent gums on the property and relax in the recently opened Cedars Café & Tea Rooms in the restored original laundry and tack rooms.

Tour Details
Tour times: 1.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm
Location: Meet at the Hans Heysen Shop
Price: $15.00 per person
Capacity: 15 people max

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A Taste of Brushflicks & HillTilly Gin

Join us at the Taste of the Hills Festival for “A Taste of Brushflicks” and let your imagination run wild as you are guided to create your own vibrant artwork on canvas! Participants will also receive an exclusive discount to book a private group Paint n’ Sip session for their next special event! This is a family-friendly event, with children (8+) and teens also welcome. Please note that any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and will receive a non-alcoholic beverage can’t wait to paint with you! 

Class Details:
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th of March Time: 1.00-2.00 pm.
Location: Masterclass Marquee
Includes: One-hour guided painting session, a complimentary Magic Gin and Tonic by HillTilly Distillery (non-alcoholic option available), 1x small bag to carry your finished masterpiece.
*Bookings essential, only limited spots available!

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M usic Sets

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Main Stage

Saturday 23 March:
12.00-1.30 pm - DJ Tallie
1.30-3.45 pm Ella & Sienna
3.45-4.00 pm DJ Tallie
4.00-6.45 pm Moshman & Maverick feat Bucks on Sax
6.45-7.00 pm DJ Tallie
Sunday 24 March:
12.00-1.30 pm DJ Tallie
1.30-3.30 pm Dylan Smith Acoustic
3.40-4.40 pm Ollie English
4.45-6.45 pm Tim Bos
6.45-7.00 pm DJ Tallie

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Garden Stage

Saturday 23 March:
12.00-1.30 pm Zara Chantelle
2.00-3.00 pm Michael Spyker
4.00-6.45 pm Holly Hastings Music
Sunday 24 March:
12.00-3.00 pm Andy B Solo
3.20-5.20 pm Charli Jade
5.45-6.45 pm Ollie English

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Getting There

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Shuttle Buses

Elevate your A Taste of The Hills Festival experience with stress-free travel on our event shuttle buses, available to whisk you to and from the festival. Choose from multiple pick-up and drop-off locations, ensuring convenience for all attendees. For those in the Adelaide Hills, stops include Mount Barker and Hahndorf - The Manna. City dwellers can catch the bus at Adelaide CBD- Hotel Alba, Crafers and Bridgewater. Our buses have two time slots to choose from during the festival, providing flexibility to suit your schedule. Relax and enjoy the journey as we transport you effortlessly to the heart of A Taste of The Hills Festival. Simplify your travel—choose our event shuttle buses for a smooth and enjoyable festival experience!

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Drive

Immerse yourself in the scenic Adelaide Hills at Hans Heysen - The Cedars in Hahndorf, a mere 20-minute drive from Adelaide CBD. Navigate easily by taking the Hahndorf exit off the S.E. Freeway. While on-site parking is available, spaces are limited. To enhance your experience, we recommend carpooling or opting for stress-free alternatives like our event shuttle buses or E-Go Bikes.

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E-Go Bike Hire

A Taste of The Hills has teamed up with the crew at E-Go Bike Hire in Uraidla to bring you a fun, healthy, sustainable, and adventurous way to commute to and from the festival this year.
Whether you are staying in Adelaide or the Hills, e-Bikes offer a great way to have fun, experience the vibrant culture and special events, and taste the best food and wine the region has to offer.
E-Go Bike Hire believes in the benefits for everyday people to experience e-Bike riding as a great way to commute, sightsee, have fun, get fitter, feel healthier, and enjoy the great outdoors!  
Staying at one of our recommended nearby accommodations? E-Go Bike Hire offers delivery and collection of e-Bikes within a 10km radius of Uraidla.
*Use this Special Discount Code for 10% off at checkout: ATOTH

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Stay

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Elevate your A Taste of The Hills Festival adventure by booking a stay with our esteemed accommodation partners. Seamlessly transition from the festival's vibrant atmosphere to an elegant retreat at one of our carefully selected hotel partners. Maximise your visit by indulging in both days of masterclasses and musical acts. Alternatively, transform your festival attendance into a memorable weekend retreat, exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Adelaide Hills. Secure your spot now for an extended stay and create lasting memories in this picturesque setting. Embark on a journey to discover the magic of A Taste of The Hills—come for the festival, stay for the weekend, and immerse yourself in the charm of the Adelaide Hills!

The Manna - Hahndorf

Immerse yourself in the epitome of luxury at The Manna in Hahndorf, a distinguished accommodation partner for A Taste of The Hills Festival. Nestled in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, this retreat offers all the facilities of a modern CBD hotel in a relaxed regional setting. Indulge in the lavish amenities and comfort that The Manna provides, creating a perfect balance between modern sophistication and the tranquillity of the Adelaide Hills. Conveniently situated just 10 minutes from the festival grounds, The Manna ensures a seamless experience.
Enhance your stay with the added convenience of our event shuttle bus, featuring a pick-up and drop-off right at your hotel door. Immerse yourself in luxury and convenience at The Manna—your ultimate Adelaide Hills escape.
As a special treat for our festival-goers, enjoy a 10% discount off the best available rate when you book your stay at The Manna between March 20th and 26th, 2024! Use promo code "Hills10" when booking directly through their website mannagroup.com.au or by calling The Manna Group at 08 8388 1000. Your discount will be applied when you enter the promotion code.

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Hotel Alba - Adelaide City

Immerse yourself in understated urban charm at Hotel Alba, our premier hotel partner in Adelaide City. A metropolitan moment awaits you, where sophistication seamlessly meets comfort. Centrally located, Hotel Alba offers unparalleled convenience and style. Enjoy chic rooms, stunning parkland views, and indulge in exquisite dining. This is your urban escape, the epitome of metropolitan living. And for added convenience, take advantage of our event shuttle bus, with a convenient stop right at Hotel Alba. Book your stay at Hotel Alba—where the city's charm meets the breathtaking beauty of the Adelaide Hills.
Book your stay at Hotel Alba with the button below and click on the "Accommodation Offer" link to enjoy 15% off your stay

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Additional Details

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Information and Merchandise Booth

Visit Our Festival Hub
Welcome to our Festival Hub, your one-stop destination for all your festival needs! Located right next to the ticket booth, our Info Booth and Merchandise Booth are here to enhance your festival experience.
Info Booth:
Need assistance navigating the festival grounds? Looking for the latest festival programs or maps? Want to reserve a spot for one of our exclusive masterclasses? Our Info Booth has you covered! Stop by for essential services, delightful extras, and friendly assistance from our team. Services include: Festival maps and programsExclusive merchandise purchases. Bottled water for refreshmentMasterclass reservations (subject to availability)
Merchandise Booth:
Take home a piece of the festival with you! Visit our Merchandise Booth to purchase our coveted goodie bags, filled with Adelaide Hills goodies valued at over $200, for just $10 + booking fee. Don't miss out on this fantastic deal! Additionally, indulge in our beautifully woven A Taste Of The Hills blankets, available for purchase at $60 each. Wrap yourself in memories of a wonderful weekend spent in the Adelaide Hills. Stop by our Festival Hub to make the most of your A Taste Of The Hills experience!

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Medic Tent

At A Taste of The Hills Festival, your safety and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and to ensure the comfort of all our attendees, we have a dedicated Medic Tent on-site. Our trained medical professionals are equipped to provide a range of services, from basic first aid to more specialised care. Whether you have a minor ailment, require assistance, or simply need a quiet space to rest, our Medic Tent is here to support you. If you or someone you know requires assistance, please don't hesitate to approach our friendly staff.
The Medic Tent is strategically located within the festival grounds for easy access. Look for prominent signage or refer to the festival map to locate this essential facility.

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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.

Our music

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Immerse yourself in the soothing melodies of easy-listening acoustic performances, where talented artists set the perfect ambience for a relaxed day of indulgence. Feel the soulful allure of saxophone tunes resonating through the hills, adding a touch of elegance to the festival atmosphere. For those who love the energy of live bands, expect dynamic performances that span genres, from country beats that'll make you sway to the rhythmic vibes of house DJs that promise to keep the festival alive. With a musical lineup as diverse as the flavours of Adelaide Hills, anticipate a harmonious fusion of sounds that will undoubtedly enhance your overall festival experience. Get ready to groove, chill, and celebrate the vibrant spirit of A Taste of The Hills Festival with our exceptional live musicians.

Explore

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

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