Organisers reassure wine festival in Adelaide Hills will go ahead

Organisers are urging people not to abandon plans to attend this month’s Crush Festival in the Adelaide Hills following the Cudlee Creek bushfire.

Thirty wineries and other venues are hosting events and festivities across the three-day festival being held on January 24-26.

“Everything is now 100 per cent open and they have been quite busy,” Adelaide Hills Wine Region executive officer Kerry Treuel told InDaily.

“The full Crush Festival program will go ahead as scheduled – it’s a really good opportunity for people to get out and support the Hills and help get our growers and producers back on their feet.”

Crush attracts around 18,000 to 20,000 visitors across its series off events that include long lunches, sunset sessions, garden parties, picnics, masterclasses, twilight dinners, tastings and family entertainment.

More than 60 grape growers and wine produces were affected by the December fire, with some wineries using their Crush events to help raise funds for others affected by bushfires.