Patrons soak up Cellar Dwellers atmosphere

Last weekend marked the penultimate weekend of Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers celebrations and people continued to soak up the atmosphere in the renowned wine region.

The ‘Long Lunch Upstairs at Hollick’ was well-attended, where people enjoyed an afternoon sipping glasses of back-vintage Hollick Estates wines paired with high quality produce.

Hollick Estates collaborated with other food producers to create a five-course meal, winemaker Trent Nankivell discussed current and historical wines and chef Lucky spoke about the food.

Hollick Estates cellar door supervisor Madi Lawson said everyone had a great time and Hollick would host another Long Lunch in October during the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations.

“It was all very positive feedback and everyone loved it,” Ms Lawson said.

The Blok Coonawarra held their final High Tea, serving up home-made savouries, sweets, scones with Ann Trotter’s famous Cabernet Jam, tea on vintage China and wine in their cosy cellar door.

Raidis Estate held their last ‘Pizza and Tunes’ event, where attendees enjoyed a relaxed afternoon with wine and pizzas while listening to live music.

Brand’s Laira held their winemaker selected ‘blend’ vertical tasting and will host their final ‘Hidden Gems’ at their cellar door this weekend.

A ‘Camp Oven Cook Out Under the Stars’ at Bellwether Wines is coming up this weekend, where people will enjoy back-vintage Coonawarra cabernets and tasty camp oven food.

There will be a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony and plenty of live camp fire music, stories and songs with Barkindji woman and accomplished singer-songwriter Nancy Bates.

Visit www.coonawarra.org to view the full program of events.

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