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Grenache & Gourmet launches in Mclaren Vale

Grenache & Gourmet launches in Mclaren Vale

Grenache Gourmet Red Poles

McLaren Vale Grenache wines

Grenache Gourmet Gemtree
Grenache Gourmet Gemtree

International Grenache day kicks off in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale’s inaugural Grenache & Gourmet kicks off on 16 September with International Grenache Day. And so begins a two week-long celebration of the region’s world-class Grenache and grenache-blends. 

The celebration encompasses over 35 Grenache-themed experiences. Grenache & Gourmet showcases the McLaren Vale Grenache with diverse cuisines and flavours. Indulge at Wirra Wirra for a chocolate and Grenache pairing. To learn how Grenache pairs with native foods, check out Gemtree.

Premium Grenache wine experiences

Grenache Gourmet Varney Wines
Grenache Gourmet Varney Wines

The region’s acclaimed Grenache wines will be expertly matched to premium Fleurieu produce through personalised dining experiences at Chalk Hill Wines, the Currant ShedThe General Wine BarHeidrun EstateHorta’sOliver’s TarangaThe Victory Hotel and Victor’s Place.

Join d’Arenberg’s very own Chester Osborn in two bespoke dining experiences or enjoy a neighbourhood experience as four of the region’s boutique wineries – Bondar, Lino Ramble, Samson Tall and Sherrah Wines – join forces at Red Poles Restaurant for a series of matched wine luncheons.

From Vineyard to Barrel, Blending to Bottle

Grenache & Gourmet also gives guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience tastings of rare and exclusive wines – including reserve and museum Grenache and blends – guided by the winemakers and vignerons at Hardy’sHaselgrovePenny’s HillPannell EnotecaSerafino, Silversands Beach Club, ShottesbrookeWoodstock and Yangarra.

To get out amongst the vines join Paxton Wines in a Grenache journey from ‘Vineyard to Barrel, Blending to Bottle’, a guided tour and tasting through their organic and biodynamic vinyards and winery, or join a guided donkey tour through the vineyards with Journey Home Wines.

And at the end of the week, relax at Friday night Grenache happy hours at Hither & Yon and Penny’s Hill

Pannell and Vat Grenache Gourmet
Pannell and Vat Grenache Gourmet

Tickets for Grenache & Gourmet events are on sale now and available for purchase via or directly from participating venues.

McLaren Vale has some of the oldest Grenache vines

McLaren Vale has a long and rich history of Grenache and is home to some of the oldest vines in the country. This, combined with the region’s unique geology, idyllic Mediterranean climate and hotbed of awarded producers crafting exciting modern wines means McLaren Vale is fast becoming known as one of the world’s leading Grenache regions and the epicentre of new and emerging varieties and wine styles.

For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book this incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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