Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Sea & Vines 2019

McLaren Vale's Sea & Vines Festival is back this June long weekend and promises yet again to deliver a fun-filled three days celebrating the very best of South Australia's coastal wine region.

Over the three days, a variety of winery events has been designed to suit locals and visitors of all ages, tastes and experiences. From intimate degustation dinners, tasting with winemakers and chefs, to winery tour adventures, food trucks, live music and fun activities for families.

Whether you just have a day to spare or want to devote your weekend to all things McLaren Vale, it is well worth making the short trip out of Adelaide to enjoy one or many of the events on offer.

Naturally, McLaren Vale's Ultimate Wineries: d'Arenberg, Wirra Wirra and Gemtree Wines will be hosting exciting events and we have all the details...

Saturday 8th June

Red Letter Lunch, Wirra Wirra

Celebrate 125 years of Wirra Wirra in the winery's Ironstone Cellar, as you enjoy a three-course long lunch cooked by award-winning Fleurieu Chef, Simon Burr from The Olfactory Inn. Wirra Wirra wines will include a back vintage of the flagship RSW Shiraz and the famous Church Block.

An Ernest Shiraz Masterclass, Gemtree Wines

Join chief winemaker and proprietor Mike Brown as he guides you through a sumptuous tasting of the last five vintages of Ernest Allan Shiraz (2013-17), perfectly flavour-matched with delicious, locally-prepared morsels sourced from the region. Discover Gemtree’s biodynamic farming philosophies and relish the flavours alongside magnificent views across the beautiful vineyards and natural bushland.

Top floor at the d'Arenberg Cube

Party in style with beats by DJ Es’Ay.  Tickets to this adults-only event include after-hours access to the Top Floor of the d'Arenbeg Cube as well as access to the Alternate Realities Museum on the ground floor, a street food box, and an arrival drink.

An optional bus transfer is available picking up at 6pm from the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Square returning at 11pm. 

Sunday 9th June & Monday 10th June

Familial Feast at d'Arry's Verandah

A convivial lunch at d'Arry's Verandah restaurant overlooking the vines.  With bookings available for both Sunday and Monday lunch, enjoy five shared courses plus nibbles paired with one glass of wine for each course.


For more details of these events and the vast array of other exciting activities over the weekend, visit the Sea & Vines website.