Monday July 10

The official post-event figures for the highly anticipated 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week have been released, quantifying the success of the much-loved food and wine celebration. The 10-day program, held from May 19th to 28th, welcomed a staggering number of nearly 10,000 attendees, making it one of the most successful editions in its 39-year history.

"We are thrilled to announce a significant rise in visitor numbers to the region during this year's Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week, resulting in an impressive total visitor expenditure of $3,396,469," shared Belinda Heinrich, Marketing and Event coordinator for the Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association. "This is an increase of over a million dollars compared to the previous year and is a testament to the effectiveness of our targeted promotional initiatives."

"The overwhelming success of the 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week would not have been possible without the support of our local community and our major sponsors, Southern Cross Austereo, the South Australian Tourism Commission, and Clare and Gilbert Valley Council.

Their invaluable contributions have played a pivotal role in making this event the highlight on our region's cultural calendar."

The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week has a rich heritage, dating back to its inaugural celebration in 1985. As the oldest event of its kind in Australia, it has become an iconic regional tradition beloved by food and wine enthusiasts.

Dates have been announced for the highly anticipated 40th celebration of the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week. Mark your calendars for an extraordinary line-up of new and exciting events, as you are invited to the Clare Valley from Friday, May 17th, to Sunday, May 26th, 2024.

Be prepared for an unforgettable experience as we commemorate four decades of food and wine excellence in the picturesque Clare Valley.

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