14 June 2018
Wintry weather over the June long weekend didn't keep the crowds from enjoying the annual McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival, with more than fifteen thousand visitors to the region over three days.
With a maximum of 15 degrees across the weekend, Festival-goers rugged up to enjoy McLaren Vale's renowned hospitality with 55 events hosted across 26 participating venues.
McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association General Manager, Jennifer Lynch notes the culinary and winemaking traditions of the coastal wine region remains at the heart of the Festival's celebration.
"Now in its 26th year, the Sea & Vines Festival event offering has evolved from its early years centred around the region's abundance of local seafood - however the spirit of regional collaboration remains unrivalled," said Ms Lynch.
"Our participating Producers showcase the very best of the region's immersive food and wine experiences across the weekend, demonstrating what is on offer in McLaren Vale year-round."
All discerning tastes were catered to with Saturday’s events perfectly suited to culinary appetites that favoured long lunches, structured wine flights, live music and cooking demonstrations. Sunday was dubbed the ‘ultimate wine tour’ with Sunday Experience ticket-holders enjoying the hospitality of three different winery venues and Monday’s public holiday showcased family-fun with food truck fare and activities for little kids and big kids alike.
Working closely with SAPOL and the Liquor Licensing branch in the lead up to and during the Festival ensured community and patron safety remained a priority.
For further event information, please visit seaandvines.com.au
Lucy Gosling, Marketing and Communications Manager, MVGWTA
P: +61 8 8323 8999, E: Lucy@mclarenvale.info