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Top October Events in McLaren Vale

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by Bettina Buechel (subscribe)
I am a writing Novelist from Austria - www.bettinabuechel.com/entangled_souls.asp - I am living in South Australia since December 2010 and enjoy it a lot. Besides this I look after a small vineyard - www.lot333wines.com.au
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Take a break - visit the McLaren Vale
1. Mystic Pizza

The new Cellar Door of the Angove Family Winemakers has only recently opened its doors and wants to celebrate their brand new wood fire oven over the long weekend of October. Master Chief Richard Angove itself will manning the oven. How cool!

You want to know which mystic pizzas they are offering?

Phantom Jamaican (Ham, Salami and Pineapple)
The Big Cheese (4 Cheeses, Tomato and Chives)
Vegetarian Vendetta (Roast Pumpkin, Ricotta and Baby Spinach)

Don't miss this great event and book early enough, since booking is essential.

Angove Family Winmakers
Angove Family Winmakers


Date:
On 30. September / 1. October from 11am to 3pm
Cost:
12 per pizza

2. Vale Cru (small batch winemakers annual tasting)

For one afternoon, you can taste a small batch high quality wines from a group of winemakers from McLaren Vale, who come together under the name "Val Cru". The event takes place at the well-known, historical Victory Hotel in Sellicks Beach.

This year's theme is Cru, Chocolate and Cheese.

Don't miss this event and book your ticket right away.

Victory Hotel
Victory Hotel


Date:
On 14. October from 2pm to 5pm
Cost:
$40 per person (Early Bird Tickets: $35)

3. Hugh Hamilton's Oyster MasterClass

This day is for all those who like Oysters and want to know a little bit more about this special kind of shellfish. You will be offered a five flight of oysters from all over the country matched with Hugh Hamilton wines. Shucking exercises and some background about oysters will also form part of the day.

Two special guests will join the event this year. The two "Michaels" from Out of the Blue co-present the day. What a fantastic opportunity to meet these two chefs in person.

Hurry up to book your place at Hugh Hamilton Wines.

Hugh Hamilton Wines
Hugh Hamilton Wines


Date:
On 21. October from 2pm to 5pm
Cost:
$90 per person

4. Live-entertainment @ Wirra Wirra

Enjoy 'Live Entertainment' every 3rd Sunday of the month at the well-known Wirra Wirra Vineyards.

BBQ/Picnic facilities are available on the site. The winery offers also cheese & local produce platters during your stay. BYO is not allowed, but you can buy their great wines directly from the cellar door.

Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Wirra Wirra Vineyards


Date:
On 21. October from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost:
Free entry

5. Chapel Hill Hands on Sunday Cooking Classes

You want to learn how to cook something special? Then you need to attend the Cooking Classes at Chapel Hill.

The theme is African Safari.

From Ethiopia to Tanzania, learn to prepare Injera bread, marinating and BBQ, curries and pickles.

After finishing your newly learned recipes, you will enjoy the prepared dishes, matched with Chapel Hill wines, with all participants. If you want to bring a friend with you, this person pays only $95 for lunch.

Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill


Date:
On 23. October (All day)
Cost:
$175 per participant (include all recipes, apron, lunch, wine and personalized tuition)

6. Live Music @ Red Poles

This licensed café offers live music every Sunday afternoon in various styles of music. Some of the artists play regularly, like The Yearlings, The Baker Suite, Cal Williams Jr, Kylie Wilson, Rafa Godoy, Laura Hill and The Chines.

Enjoy your lunch or sip a glass of wine while listening to great sounds.

Red Poles
Red Poles


Dates:
On 07. / 14. / 21. / 28. October from 1pm to 4pm
Cost:
Free entry

7. Backwater Blues & Roots Festival

Keep the last weekend in October free to enjoy five great talented music artists. The festival takes place at the Fox Creek Cellar Doors, where besides the good vibes, delicious food and fantastic wines are offered. To find out more about the musicians, visit the website.

Fox Creek Wines
Fox Creek Wines


Date:
On 27./28. October from 1pm to 5pm
Cost:
$15 for 1 day / $25 for 2 days – presold
$20 per day – at the door (Children under 14 get free entry)
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Why? Exciting events to visit and attend in October in the McLaren Vale wine region.
When: October
Where: in the McLaren Vale wine region
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