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Top McLaren Vale Events in December 2013

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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
Published November 27th 2013
Don’t miss these great events in the wine region
1. Summer Sundowner's @ Shingleback

Celebrate summer and drop in to Shingleback's Cellar door in McLaren Vale. The fabulous winery invites you to enjoy their award winning wines together with some mouse-watering food from the team of the nearby Elbow room. But not only food and wine will be provided, but also fantastic live music. Enjoy your Friday summer nights!

For detailed information about the entertainment schedule and menu please click here.

Shingleback Winery
Shingleback Winery


Date:
On 29th of November, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of December from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Cost:
free entry, no bookings required

2. The Tuscan Pizza lunch @ Primo Estate

Join the team of the Primo Estate Winery for their annual Italy versus Australia international tastings and be the first, who tests the new vintage of the Shiraz Sangiovese blends. Both of them are made by the same winemaker, but they are produced from opposite corners of the globe. One of these great wines comes from Italy – Tuscany and the other one from Australia – McLaren Vale. Which will get your vote?

This relaxed lunch starts with a celebratory glass of classic Italian aperitif Primo Secco Aperol Spritz before "The Tuscan" and "Il Briccone" are served perfectly paired with a selection of delicious wood oven pizzas.

For bookings and price details please call (08) 8323-6800 as the seating is limited.

A fantastic choice to celebrate the festive season with your family and friends!

Primo Estate
Primo Estate


Date:
On 30th of December until 1st of December from 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Cost:
Organiser has not yet provided ticket prices.

3. Pulled Pork & Petanque Day @ Dowie Doole

The Dowie Doole Winery wants you to help them celebrate the Dowie Doole Tasting Room opening 7 days a week. Previously their TTasting Room was open only by appointment. But as of Sunday 1st December 2013, you will now be able to sample and buy the award winning wines at anytime of the week. Enjoy the stunning surroundings, overlooking the Wetlands vineyards on California Road.

For detailed information please click here.

For bookings please call (08) 8323-8875 or send an e-mail to peter@dowiedoole.com. Tickets are limited.

Doolie Doole
Doolie Doole


Date:
On 1st of December from 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Cost:
$20 per person (including food and one glass of wine)

4. Vale Cru @ The Piazza

The members of the Vale Cru once again visit the Piazza, with Music by Halfway to Forth, wines by the glass to enjoy on day as well as take away for Christmas drinks & gifts.
For bookings via their website please click here.

Vale Cru
Vale Cru


Date:
On 1st of December from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Cost:
$15 if booked via website, $20 on door

5. A Porchetta Party @ Oliver's Taranga

You are a pork lover? Then you are the right person, to enjoy a three course Italian style lunch at Oliver's Taranga. The lunch includes Marino Meat, Food store Prosciutto and Porchetta, matched fantastically with the great wines of Oliver's Taranga.

For bookings please call (08) 8323-8498 or send an e-mail to nicky@oliverstaranga.com.

Oliver's Taranga
Oliver's Taranga


Date:
On 8th of December from 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Cost:
$ 90 per person

6. Summer of Trucks @ Wirra Wirra

Enjoy 'Live Entertainment' every Sunday 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
Wirra Wirra


Date:
On 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29 of December from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Cost:
Free entry

7. Live Music @ Red Poles

This licensed café and gallery 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 you lunch or sip a glass of wine while listening to great sounds.

Red Poles
Red Poles


Dates:
On 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd / 29th of December from 1pm to 4pm
Cost:
Free entry

8. Syn @ Sunset

Enjoy an evening of live Swing and Blues from "The Satellites", together with food, wine and sensational views over the Leconfield vineyards in McLaren Vale. This event has become a Christmas tradition! What better way is there than to relax from a hectic Christmas with great music, fantastic wines and the stunning scenery of the vineyards of Leconfields and the Willunga Hills at sunset in the background. Dance to the Satellites music with a glass of Syn Sparkling in your hand.

Just bring your own picnic food, blanket or deck chairs so you can sit down and relax for the cosy evening. BBQ food and wine by Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines is available.

Leconfield
Leconfield


Date:
On 27th of December from 6pm to 9.00pm
Cost:
Free entry

9. Twilight Tastings @ Shottesbrooke

After their great success last year, the Shottesbrooke Winery will once again invite all their guests to a Twighlight Tasting. The whole last week of the year the courtyard and garden will be the place to unwind, as the Cellar Door remains open until 7pm. Why not stop in as the day fades into night for a pre-dinner drink or as your final destination before heading home?

The entire range of Shottesbrooke wines will be sold by the glass. Delectable regional platters by local restaurant, The Currant Shed, will be available for purchase.

Shottesbrooke
Shottesbrooke


Date:
On 26th / 27th / 28th / 29th / 30th of December from 1pm to 7pm
Cost:
Free entry

10. New Year's Eve @ Serafino

The Serafino in McLaren Vale invites their guests to their traditional New Year's Dinner Dance. Enjoy a 4 hour beverage package together with a 4 Course Dinner. The dinner includes a selection of Goose Island and Serafino wines. This year's musical live entertainment is provided by "Baker boys". And let me not forget to mention their big fireworks display.

For bookings please call (08) 8323-8911 or send an e-mail to reservations@serafinomclarenvale.com.au.

Serafino
Serafino


Date:
On 31st of December from 7.00pm to 11.59pm
Cost:
$120 per person
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