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Monday, 22 March 2021

Clare Valley gourmet festival expands its horizons

The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend will bounce back as a two-weekend event in 2021. 

Instead of the traditional celebration, the event will be held over two weekends and during the week from Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 23. 

The 2020 event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the committee has taken the opportunity to give the event a new look, incorporating a new week-long celebration, private dinners, education classes and more.

The 10 days will feature indulgent dinners, special events and musical entertainment, mini events and more. 


Spokesperson Marnie Roberts says the event will be bigger and better than ever before.


“The Clare Gourmet is a major drawcard on our regional calendar, and this year, we wanted to respect the event and it’s origins, but revamp the concept to accommodate the modern event goer,” she said. 

“The team set out with high hopes and empty stomachs to reshape the festival, and we can’t wait to showcase the region’s best food and wine in May.


“The event will also host three new associated events, including the Riesling Masterclass, the Producer’s Market and a Vintage Tasting. What’s more, the Adelaide Guitar Festival will take part in the ‘On the Road’ program during the Gourmet Week, featuring musicians in three locations around the region, including Auburn, Mintaro and Riverton from May 21-23.


“We are also pleased to welcome Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) as our major sponsor for the event this year. This is a great partnership which we hope to continue for the future of the event.


“We hope consumers can enjoy, be educated and be part of the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week for just one weekend, two weekends or the entire week. They can learn first-hand the story of Clare Valley wine, meet the winemakers, plus indulge in private dinners at their favourite winery.


“We encourage visitors to jump on a bus from Adelaide, stay for the weekend or organise a group itinerary to enjoy the very best that the festival has to offer.” 


Around 25 wineries, one brewery and 10 regional restaurants/pubs will take part in the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week. For more information, event tickets and the program, please visit www.clarevalley.com.au.

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