For the first time in 2016, The Fleurieu Art Prize will include a Food and Wine Prize. The community/regional component will attract a $10,000 prize and is non-acquisitive.
Centred in McLaren Vale, the Food + Wine Prize will continue the close association of the Fleurieu Art Prize in the region. There will be a plethora of community activities on and visitors are invited to join the region in experiencing the art, as well as sampling some of the award winning food and wine.
Anchored at the McLaren Vale Visitors Centre, short-listed entries will also be on display at the Cellar Doors of:
• Penny’s Hill
• Wirra Wirra
• Chapel Hill
• Dog Ridge
• Red Poles
The Food + Wine Prize has been possible with the generous support of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.
“We are proud of the continuing success of the Fleurieu Art Prize and have recognised the valuable heritage in Fleurieu and McLaren Vale and this new Food + Wine Prize demonstrates our commitment to the region,” said Paul Hamra Chair of the Fleurieu Art Prize Board.
It is fitting that the Food + Wine Prize celebrates the McLaren Vale region as it has been 18 years since the establishment of the Fleurieu Art Prize by artist David Dridan, vigneron Gregg Trott and businessman Tony Parkinson in 1998.
Fleurieu Food + Wine Prize – 4 June – 29th July 2016 at McLaren Vale Visitor Centre and regional wineries.
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