Shakespeare in the Vines at Deviation Road

Last night we went to Deviation Road to lounge on their lawn and watch Shakespeare. Because we're cultured like that.

It was part of the Crush Festival for 2019, and after last years' heat wave during the festival, it was a pleasure to have a cool night. (I think every participating winery will be thrilled with this weekend's perfect forecast!)

With a lineup of people at the door when the event opened, it was clear that Deviation Road had hit on a winner with this event. The grass in front of the stage was full of picnic rugs and people enjoying wine, cheese and nibbles. 

The audience consisted of people who wanted to watch the theatre and then people who fancied drinking wine as their first priority. We were in the second group but ended up really enjoying the play as well. In fact, I think it is the first Shakespeare play that I’ve ever seen as an adult. So cultured.

The play was put on by Essential Theatre, and when it started, I was scratching my head about how they were going to pull it off without a set. But it was as if they'd done it before. Turns out they have, many times. The company tours nationally and if you want to check them out, they'll be back in SA in a few weeks.

With Roasted On headquarters just around the corner from Deviation Road we have always been big fans of heading around to have a drink on the lawn. If you’re looking for a winery to go to this weekend as part of the Crush Festival, then they have events on today and tomorrow.

If you’d like to come and have a coffee or granola tasting at the Stirling Markets on Sunday, then I'll be there from 10am to 4pm, and it’s the perfect way to start or end your Crush Festival day out.

As always, if you wake up Monday morning with a splitting headache from the night before, only to find there is no coffee in the house, then don't expect any sympathy from me. Because, subscriptions.