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Multi-Day Format for Wine Festival, Hailed a Success


The 18th Riverland Wine and Food Festival was so successful in its COVID-safe format that organisers are considering maintaining the trend.

Due to the pandemic, there was a last minute change for the annual event over the past weekend (Oct 16-18).

Usually on the riverfront in Berri, individual venues hosted their own events this year.

Coordinator Kelly Wagner has told the ABC that the multi-day format has been a hit and with new vendors participating, market has broadened.

"What the weekend demonstrated was that the format suits the evolution of the Riverland wine industry and making the region a real wine destination in South Australia," Ms Wagner told the ABC.

The format is often used in successful wine-producing regions like the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale in SA.

"There's definitely the scope to include this kind of format in future years."

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