Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb PROGRAM 16 – 22 September 2020

Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb PROGRAM 16 – 22 September 2020

Wednesday 16

Plains Producer Open Air Cinema – Mintaro Oval (no admission fee but only 300 tickets so booking essential)  6pm gates open

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/clare-valley-festival-of-the-lamb-plains-producer-open-air-cinema-tickets-115547693261

Join the Min-Man Football Club and Mintaro community and bring your deck chairs / rugs and sit back to watch on the big screen the images of the Clare Valley sheep industry before enjoying the 1975 feature film  Sunday Too Far Away. The winner of four major prizes at the Australian Film Awards and was selected for screening in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival and filmed just north of the Clare Valley.  The film is set on a sheep station in the Australian outback in 1955 and its action concentrates on the shearers’ reactions to a threat to their bonuses and the arrival of non-union labour.

Purchase some of the legendary Mintaro and Muleteer Lamb Sausages prepared by National Award winning Clare butcher Jason Mathie with the special recipe developed in Mintaro in 2018 as part of an international chef exchange and featuring lamb from Martindale Farm and Mitchell Farm (Mintaro).

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro – Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Thursday 17

Industry Day  – Sheep Industry Tour 9am – 4.30pm  and Lunch 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Tour and Lunch $100pp https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clare-valley-festival-of-the-lamb-industry-tour-and-lunch-tickets-115547994161

Lunch only $70pp https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clare-valley-festival-of-the-lamb-industry-lunch-tickets-115548926951

This day will focus on farm tours of the historic sheep stations in the region Bungaree and Martindale Farm. Focus is on hearing from the farmers about the history and the ways forward and include discussions on the health and wellbeing.

0930 – Meet Mintaro Institute travel to Bungaree Station
1000 – 1130 Tour of Bungaree Station + morning tea
1130 – Depart Bungaree travel to Auburn
1200 – 1430 Presentations and Lunch Hillsview Estate Auburn with key note speakers: Warwick Powell & MLC Hon John Dawkins MLC with lamb from Bungaree Station matched with local wines.
1430 – Depart travel Martindale Farm
1500 – 1630 Tour Martindale Farm + afternoon tea
1645 – Arrive Mintaro

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro – Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Friday 18

Paulett Wines & Bush DeVine Café Jolly Way Polish Hill River – Long Lamb Lunch 12.30pm – Degustation of lamb showcasing the versatility and deliciousness that lamb can offer featuring Chef Thomas Erkelenz. Matched with their wines and hosted by owner Will Gwynn Jones. $145pp Bookings essential Featuring lamb from Remarkable Meats Co. Armagh bookings https://www.paulettwines.com.au/product/Long-Lamb-Lunch phone 08 8843 4328

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro Meat the Farmer – Join local sheep producers with a special lamb tasting plates at the pub along with entertainment by CARPY. Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Saturday 19

Reillys Mintaro Long Lamb Lunch & Dinner – Two Sittings for Lunch between 12pm-1:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm and Dinner between 5:45pm for 6pm start to 7:15pm and 7:30pm-9pm Reillys Wines will showcase the finest Mintaro lamb from local producer John Mitchell (Mintaro) alongside Reillys hand crafted, estate grown wines. An exquisite 4 course menu has been curated by their in house chef Annette Brown including entree, main course, cheese course and dessert to finish. Winemaker Justin Ardill has paired his favourite wines to perfectly match each course beginning with their renowned Watervale Riesling and moving onto the full bodied reds wines. Seats are very limited and tickets will sell out so be quick to secure your spot! $100pp including all wines. Bookings at https://www.reillyswines.com.au/wine-experiences/ or phone 08 88439013 enquiries email [email protected]

The Rising Sun Hotel Auburn – 6.30pm ‘Nose to Tail in Old Stables’ a 4 course dinner by The Rising Sun Hotel’s Head Chef Phil Scarles featuring Clare Valley Lamb by Wunderbar Lamb (Black Springs). The exquisite Matriarch & Rogue wine will be available to purchase with a menu curated to match these wines. There will be live music playing throughout the evening with guest speakers Phil Scarles Head Chef at The Rising Sun Hotel, Ben Heinrich from Wunderbar Lamb and Marnie Roberts from Matriarch & Rogue Wines. Bookings are essential and tickets are $70pp which includes a 4 course meal and entry, phone 08 88492015 tickets must be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nose-to-tail-in-old-stables-tickets-114080283198

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro – 6pm Dinner ‘Meet the Maker’ featuring Kevin Mitchell and his Woodvale hand Crafted Clare Valley Wines Bookings essential $85pp 3 course package featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185 Plus Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner)

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Sunday 20

Wool and Fibre Fair Mintaro Institute Mintaro 9am – 3pm (free event)

  • Feature local artisans and their use of wool in an exhibition / market
  • Knitting exhibitions – Learn to knit a lamb
  • Felting exhibition
  • Spinning exhibition

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Purchase some of the legendary Mintaro and Muleteer Lamb Sausages prepared by National Award winning Clare butcher Jason Mathie with the special recipe developed in Mintaro in 2018 as part of an international chef exchange and featuring lamb from Martindale Farm and Mitchell Farm (Mintaro).

10am Blessing of the Fleece – Open Air Church Service Torr Park Leasingham Rd Mintaro to include a hand “Blade Shearing” demonstration of a sheep, by Phil Venning, and also a modern motorised shearing of a lamb.

Reillys Mintaro Long Lamb Lunch  – Two Sittings between 12pm-1:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm. Reillys Wines is excited to showcase the finest Mintaro lamb from local producer John Mitchell alongside Reillys hand crafted, estate grown wines. An exquisite 4 course menu has been curated by their in house chef Annette Brown including entrée, main course, cheese course and dessert to finish. Winemaker Justin Ardill has paired his favourite wines to perfectly match each course beginning with their renowned Watervale Riesling and moving onto the full bodied reds wines. Seats are very limited and tickets will sell out so be quick to secure your spot! $100pp including all wines. Tickets available online at https://www.reillyswines.com.au/wine-experiences/ or phone 8843 9013 to book and pay via credit card. For any enquiries email [email protected]

The Rising Sun Hotel Auburn – 12noon – 4pm ‘Lamb on the Lawn’ Get together your friends/family or both and come on down for a relaxing afternoon out on the lawn at The Rising Sun Hotel. With the BBQ/Grill going with food options available for everyone by The Rising Sun Hotel’s Head Chef Phil Scarles celebrating some of Clare Valleys finest Lamb by Wunderbar Lamb (Black Springs).  The delightful Matriarch & Rogue Wines will be available and matched with the menu. While you are chilling out on the lawn for the afternoon there will be live music by Andy & Paul. Kids are welcome for a fun day out for the entire family. Free event purchase food and drink on the day.

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro – Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185

Watervale Hotel Watervale – Sunday Roast 12 noon The Watervale Hotel will fire up the ‘Fires of Hell’ BBQ for the first time for the Festival of the Lamb. Six course degustation lunch prepared by Nicola Palmer with paired wines from Kirrihill and Farrell wines plus a couple of surprises. The menu will feature lamb roasted nose to tail with ethically grown lambs from Martindale Farm and processed by Menzel’s in Kapunda. It will not only be the lamb that gets roasted. Two of the region’s best supporters, Senator Don Farrell, Shadow Minister for Tourism and ex-Senator Sean Edwards of Kirrihill will be at the roast talking about the way forward for Australia, the Clare Valley, Tourism and Wine as we emerge from COVID-19. This could be an afternoon full of surprises.   Another local boy Rob Geddes, Master of Wine, will MC the event. Chef Michael Brine from the Chef Outta Water Programme will assist Nicola in the kitchen and on the BBQ – $130pp and bookings at https://watervalehotel.com.au/events-training/ phone 08 8843 0229

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Monday 21

Magpie and Stump Hotel Mintaro – Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Trelawney Farm (Watervale) Bookings phone 08 88439185

Chef Outta Water Invitation only workshop to held with local lamb producers, butchers and chefs featuring Chef Outta Water Associates guest Chef Michael Brine on preparing lamb to be held at the Watervale Hotel.

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Tuesday 22 Finale Spring Equinox Tour and Dinner – 4pm – Penobscot Farm Tour. The organic, bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm, home to Nicola Palmer and Warrick Duthy will be open to the public for the first time. Jared Murray and Warrick Duthy will discuss the application of Permaculture principles at Penobscot Farm over a Kilikanoon Vouvray and appetizer prepared at the Watervale Hotel.

6pm – Six course Degustation dinner at the Watervale Hotel prepared by Chef Nicola Palmer, assisted by Chef Outta Water’s International Chef Michael Brine.  The menu will feature lamb roasted nose to tail with ethically grown lambs from Martindale Farm and processed by Menzel’s in Kapunda. Wines from Kilikanoon will be paired with the food to showcase the evolution of this outstanding ambassador for Clare Valley wine. Wines will include the 2016 Mort’s Reserve Riesling rated ‘best Australian White’ at Mundus Vini and the 2014 Oracle Shiraz rated ‘Best Shiraz in the world’ at the IW&SC. Spring Equinox is the moment that the sun passes over the equator heading south to provide us with the warmth of Summer. From Ancient times this Equinox has marked new life and new beginnings. The soil begins to warm. Buds burst. This Spring Equinox is particularly important as we move out of the COVID-19 lock-down and fully re-engage in community life – $150pp and bookings at https://watervalehotel.com.au/events-training/ phone 08 8843 0229

Magpie and Stump Mintaro – Mintaro Lamb Burgers and Yiros (Lunch / Dinner) – featuring lamb from Sandow’s Farm and Trelawney Wines Bookings phone 08 88439185

Skillogalee Winery Restaurant Trevarrick Road Sevenhill (Lunch) a special Lamb dish on the menu each day of the festival plus a glass of Skillogalee Cabernet (complimentary) Bookings phone 8843 4311

Contact Simon Millcock [email protected] phone 0407819000

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