This is a great weekend of activities in McLaren vale bringing together car and wine enthusiasts, The Vintage and Classic marks the end of vintage for the premium wine district.
Last year, an estimated 15 to 20 thousand spectators lined the Main Street of McLaren Vale to catch a glimpse of their favourite classic vehicle, or to cheer on a loved one participating in the spectacular parade.
Head down to the Vale on Saturday the 1st, stay over and enjoy the Vintage and Classic Charity Dinner which will be held at ‘Serafino’ McLaren Vale The dinner event starts at 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
This year’s guest will be World Acclaimed F1 racing champion Alan Jones. Dinner bookings are essential and will fill fast. Click here to book tickets for the dinner
This year’s Art Show will be at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre starting on March 23, through till April 9. The exhibition will see local artists' impressions with the Vintage and Classic theme.
On Sunday, April 2, the event will commence with the Grand Parade of 500 plus vehicles down the Main Street at 11am, encompassing vintage and classic cars, with classic aircraft flying overhead (weather permitting).
Drivers will then head out to participating wineries to display their vehicles for the afternoon, whilst picnicking and enjoying the facilities.
Join the cars and owners at the participating wineries and enjoy lunch with some of the special flavours that the area is well known for and enjoy the local wines.
The following wineries are participating this year:
Angove Wines - Chrysler
Doc Adams Wines - Falcon
Fox Creek Wines - Jaguar
Paxton Wines - Mustangs
Serafino Wines - Mazda MX5
Middlebrook - Vintage Trucks and Cadillac
Penny's Hill Wines - Rolls Royce and Bentley
Woodstock Wine Estate - Porsche and Volkswagen
Hastwell & Lightfoot - Triumph Sports, Mercedes, Riley, Bristol, Rover
Leconfield Wines - Corvettes, Chevrolet, Holden, Packard/Buick, T Model Fords
McLaren Vale Distillery - Nissan, Datsun, Zephyr, Zodiac
Hardy's Tintara - Fiat, Lancia, Puegot, Renault, Citroen, Volvo, Saab
Put this event in your diary and head to McLaren Vale for the weekend of 1/2 April 2017 and enjoy all the events going on at the Vintage and Classic 2017
Hazel and husband Nik own and run Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat which is a beautiful and unique mud brick property in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia. It's our home and business and run as a hosted luxury, country escape for the discerning traveler. We aim to provide our guests with a wonderful relaxed and indulgent experience. Through the blog Hazel will be sharing information about regional food, including her own recipes, local wineries to visit, events, activities and experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula and also South Australia.