Wine Festivals June 2018

Here’s our pick of the fabulous wine events coming up in June!

  • McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival, Sat 9 – Mon 11 June 2018

Now in it’s 26th year, the McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival celebrates the winemaking and culinary tradition of a world class food and wine mecca with a beach lifestyle.

Hosting three days of indulgence, decadence and delight, the McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival caters for all ages and tastes with a wide variety of events. From intimate degustation dinners with celebrity chefs and winemakers, structured masterclasses, a Spanish inspired fiesta, food trucks, live music, jumping castles and petting zoos – there’s something to suit the whole family.

Bookings & Info: A full program of events is available via the Sea and Vines website.

  • Queen’s Birthday in the King Valley, Sat 9 – Mon 10 Jun 2018

Wineries of the region open their cellar doors for a celebration of the season – think open fires, warming winter reds, feasts of pizza, pasta and porchetta. There’s live music, markets of local produce and handmade goods and long walks to be taken in the crisp, cool air.

Taste the innovative wine styles the region has become known for, including Italian varieties such as Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio and Prosecco. Enjoy the foods that many of the wine making families have grown up with, including handmade pastas, wood fired pizzas, seafood and authentic Italian desserts. To take part simply purchase a souvenir glass from participating wineries over the event.

Bookings & Info: Visit the Wines of the King Valley website.

  • Hunter Valley Food & Wine Festival, until 30th June 2018 

This whopping great festival spans two full months (beginning in May) and continues all June long.

The festival showcases the region’s unforgettable wine and food culture with more than 70 epicurean events and activities on the program. You can get up close and personal with winemakers at a masterclass, vertical tasting or vineyard tour, unearth hidden gems on a wine and food trail, and take part in hands-on cooking classes or just sprawl beside an open fire with a glass of red and a cheese plate. Plus, Chefs Plate lunches offers foodies the chance to enjoy a set price lunch with a glass of wine at some of the region’s top restaurants.

Bookings & Info: Visit the Hunter Valley Wine Country website for the full program