Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week
Save the date: 13th - 22nd May 2022
Traditional Festival Weekend, May 13 – 15
Australia’s longest-running traditional wine and food festival is set to return for its 38th year! Linked together by a series of constantly revolving bus routes, Clare Valley wineries turn it on for visitors bringing music, food and interesting wines out of the cellar in celebration of the 2022 gourmet festival weekend.
Breathe it in, May 16 – 20
A weeklong calendar of various unique, immersive, educational, and experiential events. There will be wine masterclasses, cooking schools, native food classes, preserving workshops and much more! Breathe in the wine, Breathe in the history, Breathe in the scenery, Breathe in Clare!
Land of the Long Lunch, May 21 – 22
Keep your eyes peeled for the release of a series of high-end long lunches staged throughout the region! Taking place in unique locations along with well-loved venues these lunches will be presented in collaboration with restaurants and local and interstate food personalities. Not to be missed!
Frequently asked questions
The flagship food and wine event for the state's Mid-North will again embrace its week-long format taking place from Friday May 13th – Sunday May 22nd.
The first weekend (13th - 15th) is the traditional festival weekend where various venues will come alive with music, food and wine. If you're here during the week (16th - 20th) there'll be a focus on appreciation and education of the regions food and wine, with masterclasses, cooking schools, workshops and more on offer. The final weekend (21st - 22nd) will see Clare Valley turn into 'Land of the Long Lunch' where you can choose from various long lunch events in your favourite restaurant or unique locations throughout the region.
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) are our official naming rights and media partner for the 2022 Gourmet Week.
Yes, there will be shuttle buses to drive you around to different festival events on the first weekend only. The timetable has been released and can be found on the Clare Valley Gourmet Week website. Tickets can be booked through Link SA or the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre.
For the first weekend, yes, everyone will need to have their own Gourmet Glass which can be purchased at all participating venues around the region. Wine will be poured into your own glass which you can keep as a souvenir for the weekend. These glasses are only required for 'Traditional' events, not for masterclasses or long lunches, etc. Gourmet Glasses are $10 each
No, only one pass per day is required which gives access to all loops. Two-day passes are also available to purchase.
Cellar Doors will be open as usual on the second weekend. Check the program for specific detail of what events will be happening and when.
Each winery/restaurant will have a different COVID Management/Safe plan and this will determine if they take bookings or not. Please check the events you want to attend on the program as it will be marked if they are ticketed or not. We suggest doing this early to avoid missing out on any events.
Most definitely! The traditional festival weekend is between May 13-15, after this date Gourmet events are focused on appreciating and learning about our region’s food and wine, masterclasses, dinners, lunches, tastings, paddock to plate and more. Check the program for further information and bookings.
The 2022 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week Program will be online only therefore we can't post it to you. The program is available to view online here.
Events have been asked to provide details of their dietary catering for the program. If you’re booking in for a long lunch or masterclass for example, please advise of your dietary requirement when booking.
Yes – On the festival weekend, all venues will have non-alcoholic drink options so you can still enjoy the food and the music on offer. During the week, check for an icon that states non-alcoholic available on the program, and advise when booking.
The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week is a community event, made up of sub-events individually managed by wineries and businesses. Each participating venue will have its own set of requirements and COVID criteria to adhere to. It is therefore at the discretion of the individual venue to put their own management practices in place and run their event accordingly