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Top November Events in McLaren Vale

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by Bettina Buechel (subscribe)
I am a writing Novelist from Austria - - I am living in South Australia since December 2010 and enjoy it a lot. Besides this I look after a small vineyard -
Published October 12th 2012
Don't miss this great events
1.Amy's Ride SA

You are into sports and want to do something good for yourself? Then this event is exactly the right thing for you. The biking tour "Amy's Ride SA" starts from Adelaide to McLaren Vale along the Southern Expressway. Depending on your athletic fitness you can bike 120km, 100km, 65km, 30km, 25km or simply attend the family ride over 18 km.

Exceed your own personal challenge and be part of this sporting event – Register here

Bike Tour
Bike Tour

on 04. November
For detailed information visit the registration site

2. 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

on 18. November from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Free entry

3. Gorgeous Festival

The Gorgeous Festival takes place once a year in McLaren Vale. It is the perfect event to showcase the regions fabulous food and produces and their award-winning wines. But not only food and wine will be presented at this great event. Famous musicians perform on two stages and local artists present their creations and designs.

This year's headliner is Missy Higgins, who will play from 9.30 to 11 pm. She is a successful singer-songwriter and produced numerous No. 1 albums in Australia. Her most successful singles are "Scar", "The Special Two", "Steer" and "Where I Stood". Don't miss this fabulous artist.

Additionally to these amazing artists you enjoy great food from some excellent restaurants in the region, such as Fino, d'Arry's Verandah, The Current Shed, The Victory Hotel & Blessed Cheese. The menu will be perfected with nine of the top wines from McLaren Vale wineries, including Wirra Wirra, Paxton, d'Arenberg, Shottesbrooke, Dogridge, Hugh Hamilton, Alpha Box and Dice, Battle of Bosworth & Yangarra Estate.

New features of this year:
- The Gorgeous Art Prize
- The Award-winning Chef demonstrations
- The launch of the children's space

Gorgeous Festival
Gourgeous Festival

on 24. November from 2pm to 11pm
$88 – General Admission ( Booking fee)
$198 – VIP Bar ( Booking fee)
For detailed information visit the website

4. 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 Santa phobia.
Boar, snowmen and gingerbread, break out the egg nog, bad Santa is coming to town.

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

On 25. November (All day)
$175 per participant (include all recipes, apron, lunch, wine and personalized tuition)

5. 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 you lunch or sip a glass of wine while listening to great sounds.

Red Poles
Red Poles

on 04. / 11. / 18. / 25. November from 1pm to 4pm
Free entry
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