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Gourmet Garden Party - FAQs

Got some questions about our Clare Valley Gourmet Garden Party event? We've got all the answers!

Do we need to book?

Yes please! Our capacity has been reduced from previous years due to COVID restrictions, so we do ask that you book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

If you’re looking to book in a large group, please reach out to our team via clarevalley@olearywalkerwines.com or on 1300 342 569.

Does my booking automatically reserve a table?

General admission bookings for Gourmet Garden Party guarantee entry into the event, however do not reserve a table.

We understand that many of our guests want to be free to move around on the day - and hit the dance floor too! - so tables and seats remain available on a first-in, best-dressed basis.

Why are there two sittings on the Saturday and Sunday?

We will be running two sittings, 10am - 1.30pm and 2-5pm, across both the Saturday and Sunday of Gourmet Weekend.

Splitting our regular event into two bookings means we can better align with our COVID Safety requirements, allowing us to keep on top of our capacity limits and ensuring time to effectively sanitise areas in between groups to maintain the safety of all our guests.

It might feel a little different to our previous events, but we’re committed to providing the safest - and most enjoyable - event for you this Gourmet!

How much are tickets?

Entry is free to our Gourmet Garden Party, however you are required to purchase a branded $10 Clare Valley Gourmet Week 2021 glass for all wine consumption. If you’re visiting another venue before us, that’s no worries - just make sure to bring your glass along!

Our VIP Experience is also available for those who wish to guarantee themselves a reserved space. $50 per person gets you a premium spot overlooking Gourmet, plus grazing treats and selected wines to kick things off.

What food will be available?

Please see below for our Gourmet Garden Party menu:

- Tex-Mex corn ribs with aioli and Manchego

- Popcorn cauliflower with buffalo sauce and pickles

- Loaded fries

- Bahn mi with low and slow pulled pork belly, chilli, coriander, cucumber, daikon, carrot, pâté, aioli and sriracha in a house made baguette

- Loaded hummus with smoky eggplant, rocket salad and house made flatbread

- Harissa-spiced pulled lamb with yogurt, harvest grains, autumn vegetables, pomegranate and herb salad


Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Our Head Chef always strives to provide plenty of options to suit most dietary requirements, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. 

If you are booking for our VIP Experience, or one of our other Gourmet Week events including our Bottomless ‘Hurtle’ Brunch and Long Lunch, please let our team know when booking so we can cater for your needs.

And don’t forget - our wines are also vegan friendly!

What is included in the Gourmet Garden Party - VIP Experience?

For $50pp, you will receive a reserved table in our premium VIP area (you know how tricky it is to snag a table during Gourmet!), a selection of house made gourmet delights to snack on, plus some of our signature wine to kick things off.

There are three sittings per day: 10am-12pm, 12.30-2.30pm + 3-5pm (10 people max. per group)

Are wine tastings available during the Gourmet Garden Party?

Our wine flights and tastings are not available during our Gourmet Garden Party celebrations. Wines will be available by the bottle or glass for your enjoyment on the day.


Something we haven't addressed? Shoot us an email at clarevalley@olearywalkerwines.com, use our contact form here, or call us on 1300 342 569 with any queries.