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Tasting Australia 2023

South Australia serves up first-ever Sydney event to announce Tasting Australia 2023 program

South Australia will serve up the best it has to offer to Sydney-siders this week as the pop-up event lands in The Rocks.   

In an effort to tease your tastebuds ahead of the 2023 Tasting Australia Festival, the Taste of Tasting Australia will hit Sydney shores on Friday 9th December and Saturday 10th December.  

Framed by Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Taste of Tasting Australia experience will be decanting the Barossa red and putting the Adelaide Hills gin on ice, as South Australia brings its premier eating and drinking festival, Tasting Australia to the heart of The Rocks. 

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.   

Key dates for the Taste of Tasting Australia Sydney event:

  • DATE:  Friday 9th December – Saturday 10th December   

  • TIME: Friday (2pm-8pm) / Saturday (11am-6pm)  

  • Chef’s Table operating Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-3pm 

  • LOCATION: Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks  

Outside of Sydney, the South Australian Tourism Commission is also giving the rest of the country the chance to win the ultimate Tasting Australia destination experience for two valued at close to $10,000! 

Prize includes:* 

  • 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  

With a program that is bigger and better than ever before, there has never been a better time to join the Tasting Australia festivities in SATo enter, register at the Tasting Australia website or visit where you can read more about this year’s agenda.  

Tasting Australia will return in 2023 from Friday 28 April— Sunday 7 May 2023 across Adelaide and regional South Australia for a ten-day celebration of unique eating and drinking experiences.  

The 2023 program features over 150 events across 12 regions of the state with tickets launching via the Tasting Australia website on Thursday 8 December 2022.  

About Tasting Australia

Held annually in Adelaide and across South Australia, Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel is a showcase of all things South Australian: our people, our produce and our place. Each autumn we invite audiences to step beyond a standard food festival and discover deliciously different experiences that feed their curiosity. Indulgent lunches with friends, boutique beverages served fireside in Town Square and menus created by world-class chefs are just a taste. The festival began in 1997 and continues to deliver both innovative events and the informal excellence our state does so well.  

Board a Tasting Australia Airlines flight to destinations you’ve always wanted to explore. Savour the magic that happens when local legends are joined by top chefs from around the nation – moments impossible to recreate. Sip your way through a wine, beer or spirit masterclass, sampling South Australian gems alongside those from further afield. Head to the heart of Adelaide or enjoy a regional getaway. Make memories.  

This beloved event is your chance to enjoy the adventures only South Australia can offer.  

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.

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel inspires visitors, chefs, producers, media and buyers to experience the best of our state – and ensures local audiences are always at the party too.    

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