We know you don’t want to miss Sea & Vines so we’ve compiled a list of the best events in the festival to attend over the three days.
With a host of events inspired by places around the world, it will feel like you’ve been transported miles away to a cultural haven of specialised food and wine. Mark Saturday 9th to Monday 11th as busy and grab your tickets.
On Saturday attend Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards renowned Porchetta Party, a day that will include a sensational three-course meal, which Chef Steele will add a seafood twist to, and the piece de resistance, porchetta (locally sourced from Ellis meats). Serenaded with acoustic music and accompanied with your favourite Oliver’s Taranga wine, you’ve got to attend this one. Get your tickets here.
Over Sunday and Monday find yourself in Russia as Coriole undergoes a change in culture. The winery will be featuring all the Russian food that’ll make you feel like you’ve entered a winter wonderland. Coriole wines alongside beef porozki, chicken pozharsky and enough borscht to feed an army. It also wouldn’t be Russia without a vodka bar so don’t miss out and of course… na zdorovie!
Be transported on Sunday to Latin America with S.C Pannell Winemakers as they hold their Tanino & Tango: Return of the Dead 2018. Crowd favourite Tanino 2016 will be getting an upgrade athree-courseourse latino menu to match it too. With latin guitarists, tango dancers and face painters on the day it truly is the return of the dead. Grab your tickets here.
Spanning the entire festival, Woodstock will be holding a Woodstock Tribute Music Festival over Sunday and Monday. Celebrating the history of rock and roll all the while letting out your inner hippy, Woodstock is bound to be a weekend to remember. Monday, however, will see a family fun day with food, roaming kids entertainment and a bouncy castle. Don’t miss out on this highlight, tickets here.
Swing & Vines at Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines will be a jazz lovers dream. Spanning the entire weekend, be pushed to the dance floor as The Heggarties, Triple Score and The Lincolns return to jazz up the festival. Food by Chipalicious will sustain your night of dancing. Grab tix here.
Sunday Experience at Alpha Box & Dice will show you why bangers and wine work so well together. Adelaide foursome Salibu Macey will be covering our fave bands, the likes of Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and more. Enjoy a middle eastern twist on the food too. On Monday though, bring your dog along for a family fun day at the winery where you and your pup will be serenaded by acoustic musicians.
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Get a feel of that southern charm as Hardy’s Tintara will be hosting the French Quarter vibe with the sounds of New Orleans jazz from Atlantic Street Band, or the hip-shakin’ sounds of The Cast. The entire weekend will be a family friendly event so bring the kids down for a jazzy experience.
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d’Arenberg will be pulling out all the stops on both the Saturday and Sunday with 3 fantastic events for this year’s Sea & Vines. Join in the Frisson Fest at Polly’s on Saturday or head down on the Sunday for the Familial Feast at d’Arrys Verandah or the Winemakers Table at the d’Arenberg Cube. You can get all the details on their events (and your tix) here.
Enjoy Groove & Soul at Wirra Wirra Vineyards this Sea & Vines. They’ve got the Al Milano Project bringing all your jazz favourites to life, while soul food is covered by Harry’s Deli. And with regional produce at its core, Rob is already working up some great seasonal dishes for the day. Bring your own chair or blanket, but please, no BYO food or alcohol.
Sea & Vines Buses
Jump on The Colonist’s annual Sea and Vines Experience Bus to 3 wineries in McLaren Vale. Start with Coffee and light grazing breakfast at The Col before departing for McLaren Vale. Head to Maxwell Wines, Dog Ridge & Sabella @ The Bocce Club before finishing up at Alpha Box & Dice!
Get all the deets on The Colonist bus here.
Join The Holdy for the Sea & Vines Sunday Experience! A La Carte Champagne Breakfast and Coffee at The Holdy followed by Pizzateca, and Alpha Box & Dice.
Get all the deets on The Holdy’s Sea & Vine experience here.