Picnic under the Stars
5.00pm - 10.00pm
Enjoy stargazing with expert guidance at this family-friendly McLaren Vale picnic. Kay Brothers — the region’s oldest winery — will host an evening of eating, drinking and looking to the cosmos.
Come early to browse stalls from the Willunga Farmers’ Market and gather supplies for dinner, then settle into the winery’s large grassed picnic area and admire its panoramic views of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Kay Brothers will offer wine for sale; the estate specialises in reds such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Grenache and Mataro. You’ll find the property on a hilltop five kilometres from the town of McLaren Vale, about an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Once stars have emerged you’ll hear from Backyard Universe, astronomical guides to the stars, on hand to point out planets, constellations and other night-sky features as you marvel at the universe, with professional telescopes on hand for a closer view. This Tasting Australia event is a chance to gather friends and family for a night of simple pleasures. Meet local producers and stock your basket with the freshest Fleurieu Peninsula ingredients, sip wine made from the estate vineyard, before you relax in the warm autumn air.