The Riverland’s major food, wine and tourism industry bodies have combined to support a showcase of Riverland produce at the 2014 Tasting Australia event being held from 27 April – 4May.

Destination Riverland General Manager Tony Sharley said ‘Each of these industries benefits by working together to help promote its products and the region — and Tasting Australia is a great place for us all to work in partnership. We estimate that this year’s new format event, spearheaded by Simon Bryant, will bring more than 20 000 people in contact with Riverland produce.’


Events featuring local Riverland produce are described below:


  • Riverland Food & Wine on show in Town Square, Victoria Square, Adelaide: Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th May, 2014

Destination Riverland, Riverland Wine and Food Riverland are supporting several Riverland producers including award-winning Banrock Station Wines, Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, 919 Wines and Bassham Winesand local food producers, to provide tastings and sales in the Town Square precinct created within Victoria Square, Adelaide.

A highlight will be cooking demonstrations of locally-farmed Murray Cod cooked numerous different ways over four days. Supporting chefs include renowned Riverlanders Greg Janssen and Peter Kent, Adelaide-based native food pioneer, Andrew Fielke, and award-winning chef Ayhan Erkoc.

The Loxton Community Hotel is sponsoring the cooking demonstrations and they will continue to showcase Murray Cod on their hotel’s menu during Tasting Australia.


  • The Prelude at the Riverland Farmers’ Market, Berri, and on to 919 Wines, Berri: Saturday 26th April, 2014

Buy some of the best produce that the Riverland has to offer, and join us for our Tasting Australia Picnic Day at 919 Wines:

Purchase your picnic goods from the Riverland Farmers’ Market.

Make your way to 919 Wines, Hodges Rd, Berri, and purchase wine and cheese to add to your picnic.

Enjoy the afternoon on the lawn at cellar door amongst the vines. NO ENTRANCE FEE at 919 Wines – bring your picnic rug if you wish.

RSVP for catering purposes at 0417 824 648


  • Organic Dinner at Bella Lavender: 2nd May (from 6pm), 2014

Feast on an organic 3-course meal at Bella Lavender:


Minestrone Soup made from organic vegetables from Mallyons on the Murray served with fresh wood fired focaccia

Main Course

Lamb Kebabs from Kinmana Organic Lamb and Chicken Kebabs served with fresh garden salad,tzatziki sauce and pita bread


Baked Apples picked from Mallyons’ Orchard served with Italian Custard and drizzled with Mallyons’ Fig Syrup

Freshly Roasted Organic coffee from Arrosto

Organic wine will be available to purchase

COST: $45 pp

RSVP on (08) 85 831 184 by 20th April 2014


  • The Big Breakfast at the Riverland Farmers’ Market, Berri: anytime between 7:30 & 11am, Saturday 3rd May, 2014

Enjoy a special sit-down breakfast at the Riverland Farmers’ Market, Berri.

Feast on a range of Riverland and South Australian produce:

Mullers bacon & sausage, Glenview eggs, Aggie’s tomato, SA mushroom and Joe & Maria’s Bakehouse & Backyard Bread’s toast for $12 pp.

Add an Arrosto coffee or a Fat Goose Fruits’ freshly-squeezed organic orange juice for $3.

RSVP by 26th April for catering purposes at 0417 824 648


More information

Tony Sharley, GM, Destination Riverland     0418 808 475

Dave Benda, Chair, Food Riverland     0488 060 424

Julie Robertson, Business Manager, Riverland Wine     0438 822 148