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McLaren Vale Sea & Vines 2016

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This Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, enjoy four days of absolute indulgence, decadence and delight in the largest wine-region event in South Australia with the annual 'McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival'.

Now in its 24th year, the 'McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival' showcases and celebrates the winemaking and culinary traditions of a world-class food and wine mecca with a beach lifestyle.

All are welcome to enjoy this popular Festival; it is held in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, with a wide variety of events and activities to suit all ages and interests.

Choose from intimate degustation dinners with celebrity chefs and winemakers; structured masterclasses; a Spanish inspired fiesta; food trucks, live music, jumping castles and petting zoos; and such more!

Highlights of this year's event program include an intimate evening with multi-instrumentalist and jazz virtuoso James Morrison, matched to a carefully crafted five-course degustation experience for Maxwell Wine's 'Jazz in The Vines' event.

Festival partner, Plumm glassware and Head Sommelier of Sydney's ARIA, Matt Dunne, will match McLaren Vale wines to a unique menu created by local chef, Karena Armstrong at McLaren Vale's iconic Salesian Inn. Attending guests will also receive four of Plumm's crystal stemmed glasses to enjoy at home.

Plus there are festival new-comers Bondar Wines and their 'Bondar Wines Shed Party', featuring food by the talented boys at Snap Crackle, tunes by WOMAD-playing artist Ripley, and beats by Adelaide's pre-eminent DJ Driller.

Serafino is hosting a 'Sharktooth Long Lunch', where Master Chef's Jessie Spiby will team up with Serafino Executive Chef Sarah Contin, to deliver a six-course food and wine experience like no other while Hardy's Tintara will host a collection of seafood master classes led by South Australia's own Michael Angelakis and Michael Keelan.

You can view the complete program of events here. Make the most of the upcoming long weekend and start planning the ultimate McLaren Vale Sea & Vines experience today!

Tickets for selected events are now of sale through the Festival website. Early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment.

For more information on this exciting Festival, please visit the official website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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When: 10th - 13th June, 2016
Where: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Cost: Various
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