Wine, food, live music and markets - here's a guide to all the events happening in McLaren Vale this June long leekend, including plenty of options to stay warm and dry!
Wine, food and music all long weekend
Enjoy wine, food and live music under shelter at the Berg Herring cellar door with activities happening all long weekend!
Friday 9th: Bring your own picnic 12pm–6pm.
Saturday 10th: Briskit & pulled pork burgers by The Rub Society 12pm–6pm (or until sold out). Music by Vinyl DJ Es'Ay 1pm–5pm.
Sunday 11th: Dumplings by the Pickled Kitchen 12pm–6pm (or until sold out).Music by Pat H Music 1pm–4pm.
Monday 12th: Dumplings by the Pickled Kitchen 12pm–6pm (or until sold out). Music by @jessefrancismusic 1pm–5pm.
Bookings recommended for wine tastings: bergherring.com.au
Bec Hardy Wines
New Feed Me Menu Friday 9th June–Monday 12th June + live music on Sunday 11th June
Join Bec Hardy Wines for the official launch of two new Feed Me menus at The Kitchen over the June long weekend.
Their new menus have a focus on everything local, seasonal, and house-made, especially highlighting the amazing produce sourced from our very own Fleurieu Peninsula. Both feed me menus also have the option to add a wine-matching experience.
More info: bechardy.com.au
Coriole + Coriole Restaurant
Open all long weekend
The quaint cellar door at Coriole will be open all long weekend for wine tasting.
Enjoy a 3-course seasonal lunch by the fire at the Coriole Restaurant – be quick to secure the last remaining tables on Monday 12th June!
Book your table at coriole.com/restaurant
Wonder Room open all long weekend
Dandelion Vineyards Wonder Room is open as normal all weekend and on the King's Birthday Public Holiday Monday 12th of June.
Choose from their $33, $66 or $99 tasting experiences then sit back and enjoy views across McLaren Vale Wine Region in the warmth of Dandelion Vineyards' brand new Wonder Room.
Bookings are advised: dandelionvineyards.com.au
Wine, pizzas and platters | Saturday 10th June + more
Haselgrove Wines will be pouring all long weekend, there's plenty of space for the kids to let off steam on the endless grass and shelter in their rooftop cellar door.
Saturday 10th June: Pizzas and platters 12–4pm
Sunday 11th June: BBQ Snag Sunday 12–3pm (or until sold out) $5 gourmet sausage in bread, add salad for $5.
Monday 12th June: 2 for 1 tastings 12–3pm only.
Limited seats- first in first, served policy!
Sunday Under The Gums | Live music, platters and toasties on Sunday 11th June
This long weekend, join Ortus for live music from Graham Brown Music.
They will have platters and toasties on offer, but BYO picnics are also welcome. Ortus is a dog and family friendly venue so grab one of their picnic blankets and relax on the grass with all the family.
Reserve your spot: ortus.com.au/cellardoor | Walk-in also welcome.
Open all long weekend + Live Music Event Saturday 10th June
On Saturday 10th June Summerfield, a 6-piece band will be performing.
Enjoy warming curries from BunnyChowNow, Kay Bothers wine and Vale Ale beers in the shelter of Kay Brothers' historic cask room.
Limited tickets remaining: kaybrothers.com.au
Chilli Shack with Callum Hann | Sunday 11th June
Join Lloyd Brothers this Sunday of the long weekend for an afternoon of great wine, soulful tunes by Brad Lee and amazing food by Sprout.
Chilli prawn, Chilli pork, Chilli eggplant and as well as chicken and chorizo paella for those that are not chilli lovers (vegan, gluten free options available. Lloyd Brothers new release wines are vegan friendly)
They'll have plenty of seating in their barrel hall so you can enjoy this event whatever the weather, there will also be fire pits and heaters outside for those that want to enjoy the stunning grounds of Lloyd Brothers.
Get tickets: lloydbrothers.com.au
Open all long weekend, 10am–5pm
Relax in the warmth of the open fire as you enjoy one of the many experiences on offer at Maxwell Wines including their Premium Wine Tasting & Canapés Flight or their Mead Flight & Matching Petit Fours.
Book your experience: maxwellwines.com.au
McLaren Vale Distillery
Cocktails, food, music and friends all June long weekend!
If you haven't checked out the recently opened McLaren Vale Distillery yet, this long weekend is the perfect opportunity!
They've teamed up with Tiny Friday to bring you a weekend of cocktails, food and live music.
Saturday Menu: Free range chicken, Spanish chorizo paella, garden greens, pumpkin, capsicum paella
Live Music: Pat Harman and Bon Bear
Sunday Menu: King prawn, mango salsa taco, pulled chicken, pickled cabbage, avocado, chipotle crema taco, charred cauliflower, mojo, crema, pickled onion taco, cheese croquets (3) turmeric aioli, pecorino.
Live Music: Time Bandits
Monday Menu: Free range chicken, Spanish chorizo paella, Garden greens, pumpkin, capsicum paella.
Live Music: DJ Es’Ay
Free entry, no bookings needed, you’ll find McLaren Vale Distillery at 725 Chapel Hill Rd Blewitt Springs.
More info: mclarenvaledistillery.com.au
Market Day | Saturday 10th June, 10am–4pm
This long weekend sees Paxton Wines' annual Market Day come to life. Featuring 50+ stalls with an array of art, craft, artisanal produce, fashion, skin care and beauty, homewares, jewellery, upcycled creations, sweet treats and more, plus fairy floss and face painting for the kids!
All stall holders will be undercover with two huge marquees, as well as the Paxton Pavilion, offering everyone warmth and protection from the elements while shopping. Food options include wood-fired pizza and doughballs from DoughBalls, Dutch-style pancakes and desserts by Pass The Dutchie, and barista-made coffee and cakes by Old Speed Coffee Co.
Paxton's Cellar Door will have local cheeses, charcuterie and savoury nibbles. The Pop-Up Bar will be serving Paxton Wines, Swell Brewery Ales, juices and mulled wine.Plus, live music from 10am-1pm by Max Kelly, and from 1pm-4pm the dynamic duo Driving Doris.
More info: paxtonwines.com
Richard Hamilton Wines
Pies by the fire, cheese platters and dips on the veranda | All long weekend, 11am–5pm
Richard Hamilton Wines has everyone covered this long weekend with garden games and picnic boxes for the kids on the lawn with room to kick a football. For the adults they have cheese platters and dips on the veranda or pies by the fire.
For the wine enthusiasts, why not try their Shiraz Masterclass.
The Salopian Inn
Open all long weekend with a special Feed Me menu on Monday 12th June
The Salopian Inn needs little introduction, known for its steadfast offering of mouthwatering dishes crafted from their kitchen garden and local produce.
Enjoy their renowned culinary fare all weekend with a special $90 set Feed Me menu on Monday that includes a Paroo Kangaroo Tartare / Chilli / Lemon / Gaufrette Potato Chip snack.
Open all long weekend
Open all long weekend, the Swell Taphouse will be offering their extensive range of craft beers alongside their latest menu featuring a beef strip burger with bacon, buffalo sauce, lettuce, capsicum and chilli mayo, or if you fancy something sweet their apple crumble with ice cream and Swell cider caramel sauce is just the treat this winter.
Swell Taphouse has seating options inside and under the shelter of their verandah.
Booking is advised to secure your table: swellbeer.com.au
A weekend celebration of gin | Saturday 10th–Monday 12th June
With World Gin Day just around the corner, the Vale Taphouse are celebrating gin all long weekend.
From bespoke Gin Flights to exclusive Gin Blending Masterclasses there will be gin-tastic delights all round!Gin blending masterclasses available from 10am from 10th-12th June - $70pp.
Bookings are essential: valebrewing.com.au
Open all long weekend + special set menu on Monday 12th June
Head to the warmth of Vigna Bottin's cellar door to enjoy true Italian hospitality this long weekend. At Vigna Bottin food and wine go hand in hand, their range of wines include some of their favourite Italian varieties that thrive in McLaren Vale's Mediterranean climate.
While their Chef Angelo has designed their Osteria Menu from the heart showcasing comforting dishes that you would expect to share at a Nonna's table.