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Preview of the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend



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Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend gave our lucky Elites the chance to sample the talent that will fall part in their upcoming festival. The Yelp Elites had to battle the masses to arrive at the VIP Tasting area. A brilliant turn out of guests despite the drizzle and chill in the air. 

Head Chef and Manager Nicola Palmer of Skilloglee Wines started the evening by treating us all to a platter full of produce from her kitchen and the Clare Valley region. It was a showcase of true quality and talent. 

Pikes Winemaker, Steve Baraglia gave us all a brilliant insight on viticulture. He shared tastings of very young to mature wines to educate the processes of wine making. We were very lucky to have tried some wines yet to be tasted by anyone other than the winemakers themselves! 

Clare Valley is not only about the wine, the tasting experience was followed by Pikes Brewer Allister Pike, who shared a very interesting story about this family's history. We were told that we were to be guinea pigs on an exclusive tasting of their pre-release Tonic Beer. What an experience this was! A very complex beer which is sure to be a hit! 

Read all the reviews on Yelp and check out all the photos on the Flickr page!

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