Crowned best Regional Informal Dining last week

Seed Winehouse and Kitchen owners Guy Parkinson and Candice Leighton believe their recent win is a positive for the wider Clare Valley region.

Seed Winehouse and Kitchen owners Guy Parkinson and Candice Leighton believe their recent win is a positive for the wider Clare Valley region.

The Mid North knows just how good Seed Winehouse and Kitchen is, but now, so does the rest of the state.

Seed was the winner in the best regional informal dining category at last week’s Restaurant and Catering Awards for SA, one year on from winning the award for best European dining. Seed was also a finalist in the best wine list category for the second year.

Owners Guy Parkinson and Candice Leighton opened Seed in 2014 after a holiday in Clare sparked their decision to relocate from the Hunter Valley.

Guy said this year’s win showed the Clare Valley dining scene was in a “good place” at the moment.

“We are just stoked for our team and I think it is really good for Clare, especially on the back of the Sevenhill pub winning best country dining (at the recent Hotel Awards),” he said. “I think (Clare) is on the up and everyone is pushing on and trying really hard.”

Seed is now in the running to win a National Award for Excellence later this year.