Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend – oldest festival of its kind

16 May 2015

Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Tourism

There are twenty wineries to explore at this weekend’s Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend – the oldest event of its type in Australia.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said 55,500 people were expected to celebrate the end of vintage and savour the region’s renowned food and wine.

More than 60 events are on the program including cooking demonstrations, the Hall of Fame Awards, Cellar Door free wine tastings, art exhibitions and live music.

“The Hall of Fame awards are a highlight and recognises people from the Clare Valley who have made an outstanding contribution to the wine industry,” Mr Bignell said.

“With over 20 wineries to explore, there are lots of opportunities to meet the winemakers and see first-hand why the Clare Valley is considered to be one of the great wine regions.

“This is a wonderful opportunity and we expect more than 500 visitors to travel from interstate which will be great for the local economy.”

A new concept this year is the Love Bus which sees Adelaide venues partner with various Clare Valley Wineries to enjoy the weekend.

Festival goers will board a bus at The Maid and Magpie Hotel, The Caledonian and The Arkaba and then be transported to a group of selected wineries including Kilikanoon Wines, Paulett Wines and Jim Barry Wines in the Clare Valley to enjoy the festival.

The Clare Valley Gourmet Festival runs until Sunday.

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