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Event & Program Overview

We facilitate a series of events and programs throughout the course of each year for the benefit of our members.

These events and programs are designed to encourage visitation to McLaren Vale Wine Region, make connections between our members and key trade personnel and provide hands-on practical workshops for our members.



EVENTS CALENDAR

Year / Month

EventLocation
2024
JANUARY 2024
19–28 SummerVines Various
14Womens Stage 3 Santos Tour Down UnderSA - McLaren Vale
20 Mens Stage 4 Santos Tour Down Under SA - McLaren Vale
FEBRUARY 2024

7

Annual Districts Tasting Wirra Wirra

9

Bell Ringing Ceremony Wirra Wirra
MARCH 2024

10–12

Wine Australia: Prowein Masterclass 'Mastering McLaren Vale' Düsseldorf,Germany
APRIL 2024
4–7 AFL Gather Round (external) Adelaide + Mount Barker
14-16MVGWTA Meet Your Maker ProgramMcLaren Vale
26-28Liv Golf (external)Willunga
MAY 2024
19-23Australian Tourism Exchange: ATE24 (external)Melbourne
28–30 May VinExpo Asia: Masterclass Hong Kong

31 May–2 June

Good Food & Wine Show (external)Melbourne
JUNE 2024

16-18

Meet Your Maker McLaren Vale
21–23Good Food & Wine (external)Sydney
JULY 2024
19–21Good Food & Wine Show (external)Perth
31 Wine Show: Entries Open online
31 James Halliday Grenache Challenge Open online
AUGUST 2024

10

McLaren Vale Winter Wine Market Market Shed on Holland
SEPTEMBER 2024

6

Wine Show: Entries Close online
6James Halliday Grenache Challenge: Entries Closeonline

20–7 Oct

Grenache & Gourmet Various - McLaren Vale
23 Wine Show: Wine Delivery Open Serafino
27 Wine Show: Wine Delivery Close Serafino
OCTOBER 2024
14-18 Wine Show: Judging McLaren Vale
25-27Good Food & Wine Show (external)Brisbane
25 Winemakers Bushing Lunch TBC

28

Wine Show: Exhibitors Tasting
NOVEMBER 2024

TBC

Wine Show: Trade & Consumer Tasting

TBC

TBC

AGM: MVGWTA Member Annual General MeetingMcLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre
2025
JANUARY 2025
17–26 SummerVines Various

TBC

Women's Stage 3: Santos Tour Down Under SA - McLaren Vale

TBC

Men's Stage 5: Santos Tour Down Under SA - McLaren Vale
FEBRUARY 2025
TBC Annual Districts Tasting Wirra Wirra
TBC Bell Ringing Ceremony Wirra Wirra



CONSUMER EVENTS

Our two in-region consumer facing annual events, Grenache & Gourmet and SummerVines, are designed to encourage visitation to participating venues throughout the McLaren Vale Wine Region.
We provide the framework and umbrella marketing for these overarching events, allowing our members to curate individual events that best suit their businesses and capabilities.

Grenache & Gourmet Regional Event McLaren Vale

20 September–7 October 2024

Grenache & Gourmet celebrates McLaren Vale’s world-class Grenache and Grenache-blends through an exciting range of curated tastings, master classes, dining experiences and more.

The consumer-facing experiences will span two weeks from International Grenache Day (16 September) to the Labour Day Long Weekend and will serve as a focus to drive visitation into the region and firmly cement McLaren Vale’s reputation as the leading Australian region for Grenache and Grenache-blends.

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SummerVines Regional Event McLaren Vale

17–26 January 2025

SummerVines is a celebration of McLaren Vale's unique coastal lifestyle; our light, bright contemporary wines, our abundant produce, our regional artisans and our enviable natural landscape.

The consumer-facing experiences will span two weekends from the third weekend in January until the end of January each year.

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McLaren Vale Winter Wine Markets 2024

10 August 2024

In partnership with Adelaide Wine Markets we are taking McLaren Vale to the city for a weekend of wine, food and good times . . . vale-style!

Contact Samantha on [email protected]


MEMBER AND TRADE EVENTS

Meet Your Maker

This trade focussed program series aims to connect trade personnel to participating McLaren Vale producers.


Vineyard Focus Days

Our members only Vineyard Focus Days seek to provide practical vineyard and industry information to growers, viticulturists and other members of the wine industry.

Wine Tourism Committee

Our members only Wine Tourism Committee events occur once per month and seek to showcase member venues within our region to member business hospitality staff.