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Saturday 30 January 2016

Australia's longest-running gourmet weekend is worth the trip

Ever wondered which event is Australia’s longest-running food and wine festival?

It is the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend in South Australia, which will run this year from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15. 

Four days showcasing the region’s delicious food, award winning wine and country hospitality will entice an estimated 5,000 visitors two hours north of Adelaide for a jam-packed program. 

Around 25 wineries and restaurants will be involved, highlighting fresh, seasonal produce with new and previous old vintage wine releases at venues from Auburn to Clare. Perfect for lovers of rieslings and beautifully balanced reds.

The festival will see the return of the popular ‘Gourmet Hub’, located at the Clare Valley Wine Food & Tourism Centre throughout the weekend, plus the Clare Valley Cuisine’s annual Gourmet Market on the Saturday 14 May. 

Matthew Lawson, chair of Clare Valley Winemakers Incorporated, said the 2016 Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend will be a highlight on the calendar for many locals and tourists alike. 

Highlights include Skillogalee’s Long Table Dinner by the Vines, an eight-course degustation accompanied by matched Skillogalee wines.

“The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend is an iconic regional celebration,” Lawson said. “As the oldest consecutive running food and wine festival in Australia, the weekend celebrates the very best that the Clare Valley has to offer. Many visitors enjoy the popular winery festivities, quality wines and regional food.

“There are a number of new and exciting additions to the 2016 program, and we can’t wait to showcase the region to travellers and visitors over the weekend in autumn - the perfect time to visit the Clare Valley.” he said.

The first Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend was held in 1984, well before such events started be popular. 

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