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Smell the sea from amongst the vines
Cradle of Hills winery is set within a picturesque family-owned and operated vineyard at Sellicks Hill (turnoff Main South Road, just before the Victory Hotel onto Rogers Road).
Achieving a well deserved 5-Star rating (James Halliday 2014), artisan winemakers Paul and Tracy Smith continue to produce a diverse range of award-winning wines - from white and rosť to medium and full-bodied reds (a total of 800 cases per year).
For this year's Sea & Vines Festival, Cradle of Hills are self-catering its events on Sunday and Monday - with all meals prepared on-site from fresh Fleurieu produce.
A range of home style dishes will be on offer at $15 per adult serve (children's serves available) - featuring succulent yiros-spiced lamb leg with Cradle of Hills organic chutney and roasted vegetable pilaff. Alternatively, Cradle of Hills legendary pulled pork sliders or vegetarian mushroom ragout (made with 2011 Maritime Cabernet Shiraz and local mixed mushrooms on creamy mash) will be available.
Dessert will be on offer at $8 per serve - choose from chocolate streusel cake with mulled 2012 ROW 23 McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz sauce and double cream or almond citrus cake with sticky mixed rind sauce and double cream.
Featured wine will be Cradle of Hills 2012 Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 'Route du Bonheur' (Road to Happiness) - along with the winery's full range of wines (available for purchase by the glass - including Cradle of Hills logo festival wine glass).
At 3pm, join winemaker Paul Smith for a 'behind the scenes' chat and tasting of his favourite Museum wines (tasting is free). Paul presents the perfect opportunity for wine lovers to taste, appreciate and learn about Cradle of Hills truly authentic, handcrafted award-winning range of wines.
Monday's live music entertainment will be provided by funky rock and roll music duo Atlantic.
This is a family-friendly event - with helium balloons aplenty, ping-pong and toys to keep younger children entertained.