Sydney-siders will have the opportunity to experience some of the best things to come out of South Australia – including produce and wine – at the Taste of Tasting Australia pop-up event at The Rocks in early December. 

Ahead of the 2023 Tasting Australia Festival which is held annually in Adelaide and across South Australia, this exciting teaser will treat Sydney to a little bit of South Australia on Friday 9 December and Saturday 10 December.  

Taste of Tasting Australia

Framed by Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Taste of Tasting Australia experience will include Barossa red tastings and pourings of fragrant gins from the stunning Adelaide Hills. It’s a must for any foodie who appreciates quality produce and wine that South Australia is renowned for. 

Get ready to feed your curiosity and appetite as you get a glimpse of the buzz and energy of South Australia’s award-winning producers, operators and produce that will inspire and define the highly anticipated Tasting Australia festival in April 2023.   

When and where
  • When: Friday 9 December – Saturday 10 December   
  • Time: Friday (2pm-8pm) / Saturday (11am-6pm)  
  • Chef’s Table operating Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-3pm 
  • Where: Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks  
Taste of Tasting Australia

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is also giving foodie fans across the country the chance to win an experience for two in South Australia at the Tasting Australia Festival in April 2023, valued at close to $10,000. 

Prize includes:

  • Accommodation thanks to Hotel Indigo, Adelaide 
  • Return economy airfares for two adults thanks to RAA Travel 
  • Accommodation thanks to Hotel Indigo, Adelaide 
  • Tickets to Tasting Australia events including the exclusive VIP Preview Party, Express Lunch with Bethany Finn, Chef’s Table with Chae and Luke Burgess and an overnight trip with TAA: Flinders Ranges 
  • A day in McLaren Vale visiting the d’Arenberg Cube, Mitolo Wines and Down the Rabbit Hole 
  •  Adelaide Oval Roofclimb 
  • Dinner at Peel Street 
  • On ground transfers  
Taste of Tasting Australia

For those interested in attending the ten-day Tasting Australia Festival in South Australia, the festival runs from Friday 28 April to Sunday 7 May 2023 across Adelaide and regional South Australia.

The 2023 program features over 150 events across 12 regions of the state. Tickets will be available on the Tasting Australia website on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Co-Festival Directors Darren Robertson and Karena Armstrong shape the diverse annual program alongside Food Curator Emma McCaskill and Drinks Curators Meira Harel and Banjo Harris Plane. Simon Bryant, one of South Australia’s real food heroes – is patron.