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A Bridgewater man has lost his car and
his licence after being caught drink driving
with an alcohol level almost six times the
Police stopped the 35-year-old on Mt
Barker Road in Bridgewater at about
8.40pm on Wednesday.
He was breath tested and allegedly
returned a result of 0.284.
He lost his licence on the spot and also
had his car impounded for 28 days.
He will face court at a later date.
A truck driver may face drug driving
charges after a crash involving two rigid
trucks on the South Eastern Freeway on
Police attended the crash on the freeway
near Callington at about 9am after a truck
drove into the rear of a line-marking truck.
A 47-year-old man from Cheltenham was
drug tested and returned a positive result
He was directed not to drive for 24 hours
and is awaiting the forensic analysis of his
A 24-year-old Mt Barker woman lost her
licence on Saturday after being caught
At around 11.40pm police pulled the
woman over on the South Eastern
Freeway near her home town for a breath
She returned a blood alcohol reading of
She lost her licence immediately for six
months and will face court at a later date.
A 31-year-old man will face court after
being stopped by police on Barton Circuit
in Mt Barker on Wednesday.
He was reported for driving while
Bridgewater driver six times over limit
By Lisa Pahl
Keeping it cool will be a focus
for Hills wineries as a weekend
heatwave threatens the region’s
Crush food and wine festival.
The Adelaide Hills Wine Region has
no plans to call off the event, despite
forecast temperatures of 40C for Friday
and 42C for Saturday and Sunday.
Instead, the three-day festival will
go ahead as programmed, unless
individual wineries opt to cancel their
events or close if a catastrophic fire
danger day is declared.
The festival is the region’s biggest
annual event, with up to 20,000
visitors expected to attend.
Longview Vineyard has postponed
its event, The Piece Project, opting to
reschedule it later in the year.
Managing director Peter Saturno
said the “heartbreaking” decision was
made “for the safety of our artists, our
guests and our staff ”.
“There is the real possibility of
extreme fire danger and other heat
related risks and as the event is mostly
an outdoor event, we have made an
informed, very tough choice,” he said.
With this year’s theme of ‘play it
cool’, the 29 wineries involved will be
looking for ways to keep guests out of
the predicted searing heat.
Wine region executive officer Kerry
Treuel said some changes could be
made to the program, but they may not
be made until closer to the weekend.
“It’s highly likely there will be fire bans
declared across the three days, which
could cause some problems for venues if
they are cooking outdoors, such as wood
fired pizza ovens,” she said.
“We have been speaking with venues
about it and each venue has their own
risk management plan.
“Some have told us they have got
sprinklers planned, fans and plenty of
shade, so it will still be an enjoyable day.
The event as a whole will still go ahead.
“Some venues have plans that if it is
a catastrophic fire danger day they will
close, and we will do everything we can
to communicate that to those who have
purchased tickets or who are planning
to come up for the day.”
The expected fire danger rating won’t
be known until later this week, and
fire bans won’t be officially announced
until 4pm the day before. This year’s
Crush Festival has plenty to offer, from
live theatre to gourmet degustation
dinners, street art and a beach party
in a vineyard.
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard at Lenswood
is taking a step back in time to the
glamorous high life of the 1920s and ’30s.
Owner Sharon Pearson said the
inspiration for the event came from
chef Adam Bowden, who formerly
worked at The Ritz London.
“We are hosting a twilight dinner
featuring eight courses of classic
dishes from that era, all recreated with
a modern twist and matched to eight
of our single-vineyard, back vintage
wines,” she said.
Spanish Degustation Dinner: Take your
tastebuds on a tour of Spain with a degustation
dinner matched with cool climate wines.
Anderson Hill, Friday, 7pm.
of festivities featuring everything from a
champagne bar to over the top desserts
created by 50SIXONE and espresso martinis.
Barristers Block Wines, Friday-Saturday,
10am–10pm, Sunday 10am–5pm.
Take a ride to the magical land of Illyria as
Essential Theatre brings Shakespeare’s tale
to life in the vineyard. Deviation Road Winery,
Beach at a
vineyard? Why not! Slip’n’slide, grape crushing,
for a “serviced spa” with our very own paddling
pool. Glen Ewin Estate, Sunday, 12–7pm.
Jump down the rabbit
hole on a mad adventure with a glass of Drink
Me punch, an Eat Me picnic lunch and a
Smell Me food and wine matching experience.
Greenhill Wines, Saturday and Sunday,
Celebrating life through rose-
colored glasses. Dress in the pink and white
theme and toast the pink drink with live music
and an Asian inspired menu. Howard Vineyard,
Step back in time to
an age of glamor as head chef Adam Bowden
(formerly of The Ritz London) recreates dinner
menu classics with a modern twist in an eight-
course meal matched with single-vineyard
back vintage wines. Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard,
gourmet menu by chef Shannon Fleming
highlighting hidden local treasures, both hand-
grown and foraged. Ngeringa Wines, Saturday,
A horse show (Saturday
only), pony and hay bale rides, children’s games,
tapas, music, wine and Adelaide Fringe Festival
surprises, plus the best from SA makers and
creators from the Gathered Market. Tomich
Wines, Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm.
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard operations manager Tim Sweeney and restaurant manager Chloe Rickaby get into the vintage theme
ahead of the winery’s Vintage Twilight Dinner as part of this weekend’s Crush Festival.
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