At the Wharf - Wood, Wine and Song
GREAT NEW EVENT AT GOOLWA
Sunday 15 November 2015 saw the dawn of At The Wharf – Wood, Wine and Song at Goolwa. This new event brought together Goolwa’s traditional Smoke Off with some of the finest Langhorne Creek wineries, Fleurieu food producers and popular local band The Mactones laid down the beat for the day.
Wood Wine and Song, part of an ongoing series of events in the Goolwa Wharf precinct, was presented by the Cittaslow Goolwa Food and Wine Group in conjunction with the Langhorne Creek winemakers and was held at the Garden of Honour, Goolwa RSL. The event was also supported by the Alexandrina Council, Keis Building Supplies, Shaw Family Vintners and several Goolwa eateries.
The Fleurieu has so much good food and wine and music it was only a matter of time before this was pulled together into one big community event.”
The fun started at 11 am when Smoke Off teams lit their Webers and got to smoking their protein; from ham, various types of fish, chicken and lamb. This event catered to all tastes. The teams competed for prizes and trophies for the best smoked food, as judged by a panel consisting of local chefs Michael Duchow, Juliet Michell and Tony Love, national wine writer for the Advertiser and News Corp. As well, all team sites were eligible for the award for most creatively decorated site. The RSL team won the award for best ham, the Smoke Boat team was best in the Open Class and the Wentworth Parade Monopoly team won the best site award.
While the slow food of the Smoke Off was cooking away, spectators tried the wares of wineries like Bleasdale, Bremerton, Gipsie Jack, Shaw Family Vintners and many more. The new craft brewery Meechi Brewing Company was also represented. Food? Plenty from Cafelicious, Southy’s Pizzas and more including the new BBQ PipiCo bike from Bombora @ Goolwa Beach!
The RSL bar was open and the Currency Creek CFS provided the ever-popular sausage sizzle. To top it all off the traditional big Smoke Off raffle was drawn on the day.
From the start, people were strolling though Goolwa, from the Wharf Market to the Signal Point gallery and other art exhibitions to Wood Wine and Song, not forgetting the iconic Cockle Train. With people coming and going, there were often more than a thousand people at any one time enjoying the festivities at Wood Wine and Song.
Proceeds from the day will be donated to the Goolwa CFS, the Currency Creek CFS as well as Cittaslow Goolwa to help ensure that this type of event continues to be presented.
Our next At The Wharf Events
When: More At The Wharf events are being planned - details will be posted on this site as details are finalised.
Location: Lower Level Deck at Signal Point Goolwa
Cittaslow Goolwa will present At The Wharf. We plan to provide local food, wine and music and continue to promote the philosophy of Cittaslow. Entry is free. For more information contact Karen on 0438 660 653
Read more about At The Wharf in this article: http://www.weekendnotes.com/at-the-wharf-event-goolwa/