It’s been 24 impressive years since the celebrated McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival began, aimed to highlight and celebrate the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world renowned region. The annual event is focused on offering another strong itinerary of events this year, and over four days across the June long weekend, some of the country’s finest chefs, food trucks, and entertainment will be helping that goal along, staging everything from wine dinners and long lunches to live music.
Over 40 unique events will be packed into the four days, catering for all ages and all tastes. Just some of what’s being planned includes intimate degustation dinners with celebrity chefs and winemakers, structured masterclasses, a Spanish inspired fiesta, food trucks, live music, jumping castles, and petting zoos.
Multi-instrumentalist and respected jazz musician James Morrison will be making an appearance to team up with Maxwell Wines for their Jazz in the Vines event, which features a five-course degustation and paired Maxwell wines during the concert.
Plumm Glassware will be teaming with Sommelier Matt Dunne (ARIA) and local Chef Karena Armstrong at the iconic Salopian Inn for one of the program’s top highlights, where guests will enjoy a four-course meal with regional wines hand selected to highlight Plumm glassware, after which each diner will receive four of Plumm’s crystal stemmed glasses to take home.
Other events planned include the Bondar Wines Shed Party by Bondar Wines which features food by the talents behind Snap Crackle and music by WOMAD favourite Ripley and DJ Driller; a “Sharktooth Long Lunch” at Serafino where Master Chef’s Jessie Spiby pairs with the restaurant’s Exec. Chef Sarah Contin for a six-course food and wine experience; and a series of seafood masterclasses led by South Australia’s own Michael Angelakis and Michael Keelan hosted at Hardy’s Tintara.
For a full list of events, information, and tickets head to the official website HERE.