Food and Wine
The Food and Wine Group consists of over 100 members, many of whom attend monthly meetings to discuss and plan existing and new activities that contribute to the local Community and enjoy a shared meal accompanied by a range of excellent wines and often, a food quiz, which adds to the fun, and social aspect of the evening.
Our four main aims are to:
- promote/showcase and organise regional food and wine events
- support and promote regional produce and businesses
- share food and wine in a relaxed environment
- facilitate learning opportunities about local food and wine.
Meetings are on the last Monday of each month from 5pm to 6pm followed by a shared, themed meal. The current venue is downstairs at the Goolwa Aquatic Club, 92 Barrage Road, Goolwa.
Key activities that the Food and Wine Group are involved in include:
- At the Wharf events
- Smoke Off
- Locavore Lunch
- Other activities that support the community goals of Cittaslow and the Alexandrina Council.
Seasonal Dinners and Outings
Cittaslow Food and Wine Group members organise dinners and other social outings from time to time. These social outings help create and maintain friendships within Cittaslow.
Our dinners and social outings support local businesses in Goolwa and in other local areas of the Fleurieu Peninsula. We explore our neighbourhood, seek out new experiences and make new friends.
Activities have been severely curtailed over the past 18 months but are now restarting with new dinners and outings planned for the coming months. Expect to see luncheons over winter, dinners over summer and the odd surprise social outing.
Join us as we visit throughout the district and get to know us.
Cittaslow’s inaugural ‘Locavore Lunch’ was held on Sunday 29 September at Old Watulunga – Pembroke Middle School Outdoor Education Centre on the banks of the Finniss River.
‘Locavore’ refers to a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food; hence, more than 50 guests shared a four-course meal of locally sourced foods (right down to the peppercorns!!) skilfully prepared by Cittaslow volunteers.
As well as boasting a kitchen garden where the students grow fresh produce and prepare meals, this picturesque facility with a commercial-grade kitchen was kindly made available by the school for the event and greatly admired by all present.