Adelaide Hills Crush Festival

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Not only is this weekend a long one, the weather looks like it’s going to be fantastic (once we get past today’s forecast top of 38°C) AND the Adelaide Hills is playing host to its annual Crush Festival.

Cellar doors across the Hills are putting on a range of events with, naturally, a strong emphasis on food and wine. The main day is Sunday 27 January but some venues are extending their participation across the weekend. Some events are ticketed and at some wineries booking for lunch is recommended but there’s an awful lot you can just rock up and enjoy on the day.

While you can download a map and brochure from the Crush site, there’s nothing quite like the interactive and immediate nature of a google map to help your designated driver navigate the wineries. To that end, over at cellared.com, my baby wine blog, you can find a Crush 2013 wineries map. It is a public google map (Crush – Cellared Guide) so if you use google maps on your smartphone you should be able to use it on the go.

The participating wineries are all marked, along with their opening times and details such as whether or not booking is required or if they’re holding ticketed events.

As cellared.com is new I’ve not quite got around to setting up email subscriptions (or making it look amazingly pretty!), but you can follow using RSS or Facebook. I won’t be putting wine reviews on Eating Adelaide in future – they’ll all be going on cellared.com.

Cheers to the long weekend ahead!

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