This is it, folks, the time has come for one of the biggest events on our calendar. This Saturday you’ll see Chris Isaak to do his bad, bad, (ClareValley) thing, Aussie rocker, James Reyne, get Reckless, Aussie icon, Richard Clapton, get into some Deep Water and, Thirsty Merc…well…I doubt they’ll be as Thirsty as the crowd getting down and getting groovy at Annie’s Lane. That’s right, this Saturday, April 16, is Clare Valley’s, A Day On The Green!
But first, on Friday night, another great local tasting event at the Clare Valley Wine Food & Tourism Centre featuring Mitchell Wines & Clare Valley Cuisine. Have you been to one of these nights? It’s a lot of fun, you never know who you’ll meet! The cuisine platters will showcase an array of local produce and are available for purchase so, give Angela a call and order yours ahead of time.
Now the gates for ADOTG do open at 2pm Saturday but if you’re looking for a great meal to fill the tank before all that delicious wine & brilliant live music, put the Sevenhill Hotel on your list. It’s on the way and all…..and they do a cracking chicken or beef schnitter….so i’ve heard 😉 If you’re coming up from Adelaide, I’d call in at the Rising Sun Hotel or the Watervale Hotel. All three have fabulous meals if a pub meal is what you’re after.
Ok, so it’s Sunday morning and most of you are hungover. But for those who aren’t, or even if you are, the Auburn Markets are on from 10am – 2pm at the Auburn Institute which would be a good little distraction before you check in and make yourself comfortable at the Sevenhill Hotel for their Blazeaid event to raise funds for the Pinery Fire victims.
After taking a drive through the Barossa last weekend, i got a real perspective of just how far that bloody fire travelled. I can remember like it was yesterday, sitting at work listening to the CFS units roar out of Clare’s main street while i listened to the ABC and being gobsmacked at just how far that raging fire was going and the speed at which it was. And with each unit that went out of town, my heart sank just a little bit more for the hundreds of people who would be feeling desitute and homeless that night while i went home to the comfort of my own house still standing perfectly still.
Blazeaid is a volunteer organisation that helps fire victims living on the land rebuild their fences and rebuild their lives. Have you seen the fences destroyed along the 9 mile at Mallala? Many have been rebuilt and Blazeaid is the reason for this.
Get down to the Sevenhill this Sunday and listen to some great live music from Trent Bell and support Blazeaid….and of course, Longy & Kate!