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Retro Sunday Sounds with DJ Es'Ay & Jesse Francis

Sunday 30 September

This October Long Weekend Sunday Sounds at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton wines goes old school cool with DJ Es'Ay spinning vinyl. Soul, funk, reggae, blues n roots, beats, breaks and all things good. He will be joined by the smooth vocals of singer/songwriter Jesse Francis (acoustic). They will be performing all afternoon, kicking off at midday. 

The gang from Old School Bus will be serving us retro delights in their funky yellow bus with coffee, jaffles, spiders and milkshakes.

Plus local craft beers from Vale Ale and, of course, wines by Leconfield, Richard Hamilton and Syn.

Sit back with a glass of wine, grab some lunch and soak up the cool vibes.

John Farnham Headlines A Day On The Green

Saturday November 24, 2018


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JOHN FARNHAM’s iconic Whispering Jack may be one of the most successful Australian albums of all time, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a record that is indelibly marked in Australia’s collective consciousness, an album that means so much to so many people.

In news that will thrill fans across the country, it’s time to relive all that this summer when JOHN FARNHAM performs songs from Whispering Jack for a special series of a day on the green concerts including Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale on Saturday November 24, launching our South Australian summer season.

John and his amazing band will play the much-loved 1986 album, plus a selection of other greatest hits in what will be our 18th show at Leconfield Wines and a day on the green’s 16th season in South Australia.

Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests - DARYL BRAITHWAITE, US singer/songwriter RICHARD MARX, RUSSELL MORRIS and BACHELOR GIRL.

Manager Glenn Wheatley said: "John enjoys doing these outdoor shows. The environment and the audiences are always great. And he loves performing the ‘Whispering Jack’ songs - he knows how much this album means to the fans. It will also be good to hear Richard Marx again.”

Roundhouse Entertainment Promoter Michael Newton said: “How fantastic it will be to hear all those great Whispering Jack songs again! The album has undoubtedly stood the test of time – it’s a testament to John’s extraordinary career. It’s such a thrill and honour to have John play these classic tunes for a day on the green audiences.”

Released in 1986, Whispering Jack had a profound effect on Australian music. It was the first local album to sell more than one million copies, it held the number one position on the charts for a staggering 25 weeks, sold a remarkable 24 times Platinum, won every award going and produced a bona fide Aussie anthem in You’re The Voice. It remains the highest selling Australian album of all time by an Australian artist with more than 1.7 million sales.  

The 19-time ARIA Award winner and all-round top bloke continues to be “The Voice” of Australian music, thrilling audiences with his onstage charisma and those incredible vocals. John has had an extraordinary career with hits in six decades, and in 2013 was voted Australia’s greatest singer of all time by a panel of his peers and the general public.  

Joining John will be another Aussie music legend and a day on the green favourite, DARYL BRAITHWAITE. With an arsenal of hits including Howzat, Summer Love, Rise, One Summer, As The Days Go By and his now classic The Horses, Daryl’s career spans more than five decades, with audiences of all ages embracing him. Daryl was an incredibly popular ARIA Hall of Fame inductee last year.  

Grammy Award winner RICHARD MARX returns to Australia to make his a day on the green debut. A prolific singer, songwriter and producer with more than 30 million album sales over the past three decades, RICHARD MARX remains the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. With a loyal Australian following, Richard enjoyed eight Top 40 hits including number one singles Right Here Waiting and Hazard. With other smash hits like Should’ve Known Better, Endless Summer Nights, Satisfied, Angelia, Keep Coming Back, Take This Heart and Now and Forever, his songs have stood the test of time.  Currently on tour in America, he has just released the single, Dance With My Father, his version of the Grammy Award-winning song he wrote with Luther Vandross.

Richard is also a long-time John Farnham fan and is looking forward to a reunion on the upcoming tour. He co-wrote four songs on John’s 1993’s number one and ARIA Award winning record, Then Again, and in a nice touch, presented John with the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Album. When Richard first heard You’re The Voice he says it changed his musical life. “I became obsessed with John Farnham. I think Sam Cooke is the greatest singer who ever lived. I think John Farnham is the greatest singer alive!”

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, number one selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon … these are a few phrases used to describe Aussie legend RUSSELL MORRIS. From his early pop hits The Real Thing, The Girl That I Love, Sweet Sweet Love and Wings of an Eagle, Russell was reborn in 2012 with the blues/rock album Sharkmouth, earning his first Top Ten album and ARIA award at the age of 64! The follow-ups, 2014’s Van Diemen's Land and 2015’s Red Dirt – Red Heart, also topped the ARIA charts. As one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, Russell is indeed The Real Thing!

Twenty years since the release of their double-Platinum hit single Buses and Trains and their ARIA Award-winning debut album Waiting For The Day, BACHELOR GIRL – Tania Doko and James Roche – have re-formed to mark their 20th anniversary and released a brand-new single Speak, their first collaboration in 12 years. One of the biggest and most-loved Australian acts of the ’90s, the band released hits including Treat Me Good, Lucky Me, Permission To Shine, Blown Away, I’m Just A Girl, as well as a cover of Duran Duran’s Come Undone.

With its across-the-board appeal and songs that continue to be discovered and loved by new generations, this is sure to be an unforgettable a day on the green concert.


a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to



Front 3 Rows

$229.90 plus booking fees


$199.90 plus booking fees


$169.90 plus booking fees


$139.90 plus booking fees

General Admission

$114.90 plus booking fees


PARKING: Follow the signs from Main South Road for details. The venue car park opens two hours prior to the gates opening.

COACH TRANSPORT: Leave the car at home and travel by coach! Ticket & Transport packages are available from LinkSA on (08) 8532 2633 or

ACCOMMODATION:  Contact the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8323 9944 and

'WineLine 2 - Odyssey" Awarded Bronze at New York Film Festival 2018

‘WineLine 2 - Odyssey’, has won Bronze at the prestigious New York Television and Film Awards.The film chronicles the rich history of the Hamilton family, who have been making wine in the vineyards of South Australia since the 1800’s.

Dr Richard Hamilton said of the film “the development of the film has grown from the Hamilton family’s unique history in Australian winemaking and my intense desire to tell the story.”

“My family were the pioneer winemakers in the colony of South Australia back in the early 1830s, decades before Australia had even become a Federated nation,” Dr Hamilton added. “The film covers the Hamilton family’s journey and remarkable determination to create wine for enjoyment in what would have been, at times, incredibly challenging and confronting circumstances. The Hamilton story also inherently highlights Australia’s journey as a nation growing, developing and evolving both socially and technologically.”

The Judges for the New York Awards said “with entries in from over 40 countries, this year’s New York Festivals World's Best TV and Films presented a strong competition, so once again, congratulations.”

WineLine 2 - Odyssey tells the story of Dr Hamilton’s father, Burton Hamilton. Dr Richard Hamilton created the film as a personal project, as a way to tell the stories closest to him, and truthfully express his feelings about them.

“The film is really delivered through my eyes following Burton’s footsteps as a young man born in a vineyard, through to adulthood including his travels, work experiences, challenges and finally life as a vigneron and winemaker in Australia; and much more,” Dr Hamilton said.

“Making the film was quite an empowering and spiritual experience for me and helped me to understand just how hard my father’s life must have been.  I now feel that I know and understand him much better than I did as a young man.”WineLine 2- Odyssey, follows hot on the heels of Leconfield’s first film, WineLine - The Hamilton Story, which also achieved immense success.

Winner of the Trophy for The Best International Film at the 22nd Festival Oenovidéo in France 2016, winner of the Bronze Medal for Australian cinematography in 2014, and finalist in the 2015 New York Television and Film Awards, WineLine - The Hamilton Story chronicles the establishment of Leconfield Wines and the lives of the early Hamiltons.

Gold Medal - Syn Chardonnay Pinot Noir

20th Japan Wine Challenge awards

We are very proud to announce that our Syn Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 20th Japan Wine Challenge, held in Tokyo.  With a total of over 1,700 wines from across the world entered this is an outstanding result for our favourite Sparkling Wine.

The awards were judged by a panel of over 30 top wine professionals from Japan and internationally. These included John Salvi MW, Jim Harre, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Anthony Rose, Andrew Caillard MW, Neal Martin, Rowald Hepp, Eduardo Dingler, and Marcelo Pino, as well as their counterparts from across the spectrum of Japan's wine trade and media.


Two Trophies and Four Gold Medals

2017 Limestone Coast Awards

The 2017 Limestone Coast awards were announced on October 27 and Leconfield Wines were awarded two trophies and four gold medals.  The 2016 Leconfield Coonawarra Petit Verdot received 96 Points and the Trophy for Best Small Batch and Experimental wine and the 2016 Leconfield Cabernet Franc  also received 96 Points and the Trophy for Best Alternative Red Variety. “This wine is a knockout – it’s delicious – and it’s a really lovely modern example of a variety that has been around for a while,” said the competition's Chief of Judges, Jane Faulkner. The 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot and the 2016 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon both received 96 Points and Gold Medals.

97 Points James Halliday - Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

May 10's ‘Halliday Wine Companion’ featured James’ recent Coonawarra Cabernet tasting and our 2013 Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked the highest with an astounding 97 Points.

‘A true Reserve from the best rows planted 30 years ago, picked 20 Mar, in a single open fermenter, pressed before dryness to finish fermentation in new French hogsheads, matured for 29 months. This really is a beautiful cabernet, the barrels made by Dargaud and Jaegle (which I used at Coldstream Hills from '85 through to '96) that impart less oak flavour than other coopers. It is totally integrated with the opulent cassis fruit.’ Drink to 2043 -  James Halliday

The 2013 vintage is due for release in July 2017. Please contact Leconfield on (08) 8232 8830 for more information.

'WineLine - The Hamilton Story' feature film receives Award in France

South Australian made wine industry feature film ‘Wine Line - The Hamilton Story’, last night won a third international film and media award – this time in France at a formal ceremony held at the magnificent Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.
The awards to date are:
• Trophy for The Best International Film - 22nd Festival Oenovidéo in France
• Finalist, Society & Social Issues Category - New York International Television and Film Awards
• Bronze medal for Cinematography - 2014 Cinematographer Awards

Follow the link to view a trailer: