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Published October 30th 2013
Bring your picnic rug and love of food, wine & music
Picnic at Marble Hill will be a beautiful day whether you come for the wine, the food, the music, the ruins, the history, the landscape, the community, an excellent cause or all of the above.
Pack your picnic
Bring your picnic rug, your walking shoes and your appetite for artisan wine, food and music to the 5th annual Picnic at Marble Hill on Sunday 17th November, 11am to 4pm, in the grounds of Marble Hill - 314 Marble Hill Road, between Ashton and Cherryville.
Winegrowing legend Henschke, featuring wines from their Lenswood vineyard, join established locals Basket Range Wine and a select group of boutique, rising stars who share a vision of single-vineyard, artisan winegrowing in the Adelaide Hills: BK Wines, Jauma, Lucy Margaux Vineyards,Ngeringa Vineyards, Ochota Barrels and Whisson Lake (with Boovability and Marble Hill Winegrowers). Wines can be purchased by the glass or bottle. Riedel stemless tumblers and standard tasting glasses will be on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. For those seeking an alternative to vinous pleasures, try LOBO's superlative local apple and pear ciders.
Udder Delights Divine Goat Cheese heads up a group of exceptional food producers: wood-fired pizzas made to order by Woodbake Café from Stirling, fabulous paella by Quince Catering, sweet and savory crêpes from Le Crêperie, handmade natural ice cream by Natura of Hahndorf, Moshico Coffee roasted in the Adelaide Hills and served alongside cakes and biscuits from the Piccadilly Kitchen, fresh fruit and juices made a stone's throw from Marble Hill by Ashton Valley Crush and an artisan providore by Forage & Feast featuring handmade preserves and pantry items. There will even be an uncommonly gourmet charity sausage sizzle featuring local ingredients, including meat from Basket Range, locally baked bread and sauces from Beerenberg.
Live music to be expertly rendered by Big Day Out 2013 partaker Dr Piffle & the Burlap Band, described by Rip It Up magazine as 'foot-stomping bluegrass'.
Enjoy the lovely location
Wander the ruins, tour the museum, walk the grounds and find a spot to share your picnic while enjoying stunning views across the hills and plains to the sea. Children are very welcome - a face painter will be on hand to decorate them.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and children under 18 are admitted free; they must be accompanied by a paying adult. You can book tickets online, so make sure you book online. Parking is limited. Keep in mind that Picnic at Marble Hill is a cash-only event.
The Picnic is a not-for-profit event entirely staffed and organised by local volunteers. Profits from the day support the Cora Barclay Centre for deaf and hearing impaired children and the Cherryville CFS.