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.
Year / Month
|21||Mens Stage 4 Santos Tour Down Under||SA - McLaren Vale|
|10||Annual Districts Tasting||Wirra Wirra|
|6||Bell Ringing Ceremony||Wirra Wirra|
|19–21||Wine Australia: Prowein - Living Icons Masterclass||Düsseldorf,Germany|
|25-27||Meet Your Maker||McLaren Vale|
|31||Wine Show: Entries Open||online|
|5–6||McLaren Vale Winter Wine Market||Market Shed on Holland|
|8||Wine Show: Entries Close||online|
|15–24||Grenache & Gourmet||Various - McLaren Vale|
Winemakers Bushing Lunch 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Opens
|McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre|
|25||Wine Show: Wine Delivery Open||Serafino|
|29||Wine Show: Wine Delivery Close||Serafino|
|16-19||Wine Show: Judging||McLaren Vale|
|27||Winemakers Bushing Lunch - 50th Anniversary||TBC|
|30||Wine Show: Exhibitors Tasting|
|2||Wine Show: Trade & Consumer Tasting|
Bar Riot, Adelaide
|5||Winemakers Bushing Lunch 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Closes||McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre|
|10||AGM: MVGWTA Member Annual General Meeting||McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre|
|14||Women's Stage 3: Santos Tour Down Under||SA - McLaren Vale|
|20||Men's Stage 5: Santos Tour Down Under||SA - McLaren Vale|
|TBC||Annual Districts Tasting||Wirra Wirra|
|TBC||Bell Ringing Ceremony||Wirra Wirra|
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.
15th September–2 October 2023
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.
19–28 January 2024
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.
5-6 August 2023
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!
Limited spaces remaining, 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.