Feast your senses at the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

Wine and dine: The natural beauty of the Clare Valley's authentic, relaxed wine country provides the perfect backdrop to the enchanting Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. So get your friends together to soak up the atmosphere.
Wine and dine: The natural beauty of the Clare Valley's authentic, relaxed wine country provides the perfect backdrop to the enchanting Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. So get your friends together to soak up the atmosphere.

The Clare Valley region's flavours and talents will be put on show across a four-day-long event dedicated to local food, wine, art and more.

Dozens of wineries and other venues will open their doors from May 17-20 for the annual Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.

The Clare Valley is one of Australia's premier wine regions and the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend was the first food and wine event of its kind in Australia.

The event was first held in May of 1985, and since then it has set a standard for other regions and events to follow, and this year will be no exception.

More than 6000 visitors are expected to attend this year's event with around 25 wineries and restaurants from Auburn to Clare involved, highlighting fresh, seasonal produce with new and old vintage wine releases.

The event offers visitors the chance to meet winemakers and learn first-hand what makes our wines and region so special.

This unique experience is enhanced by the enjoyment of superior regional cuisine and the sounds of live music.

The natural beauty of the Clare Valley's authentic, relaxed wine country provides the perfect backdrop to this enchanting weekend adventure.

There will also be numerous special events around the Clare Valley including cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings and master classes.

This advertising feature is sponsored by the following businesses. Click the links to learn more.

There are a number of ways to get around Clare for the Gourmet Weekend, without getting behind the wheel.

LinkSA is offering a safe and easy way to get around.

Timetable loops will see you transported to the participating wineries and give you the ability to plan your day.

Tickets will include multiple pick-up and drop-off points throughout the Clare Valley region.

The online ticket purchase price is $33pp by visiting linksa.com.au

The over the counter ticket purchase price is $35pp from the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre.

If you're heading up from Adelaide, Gawler or the Barossa Valley you can pre-book your ticket to travel to the Gourmet Weekend and connect with the shuttle bus service.

Coaches will depart Adelaide on Saturday only. Pre-booking is essential for these transfers.

You could also pre-book a taxi or organise a designated driver. For more information go to clarevalley.com.au