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Richard & Jette Hamilton with the Cannes Film Award for WineLine 2 - Odyssey

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Richard Hamilton, Rick Cavaggion and Martin Gordon accepting their award at Cannes

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Accepting the award on stage at Cannes

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Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines go to Cannes!

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'WineLine 2 - Odyssey' The Burton Hamilton Story

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A Day On The Green with John Farnham

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Gold in Japan for Syn!

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95 Points - 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot

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

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RnB Vine Days

Sunday February 10, 2018

RNB Vine Days returns in February 2019 for its second instalment, with another A-Class line-up!

Leading the charge for RNB Vine Days 2019 is one of the best-selling rap artists in American music history Nelly and English superstar Craig David, accompanied by his full live band. English-Canadian girl group All Saints will make their return to our shores along with bubbly US singer Amerie and international party DJ YO! MAFIA.

RNB Vine Days is renowned for its electric festival atmosphere, delectable gourmet food and signature wines, and epic line-up that features some of the biggest hitmakers of contemporary RNB.

Presented by Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring, a day on the green and the Hit Network.

MEMBERS PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY
12PM WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER UNTIL
12PM THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER (AEDT)*

Premium GA standing $179.90 incl GST and booking fee
General Admission Lawn $129.90 incl GST and booking fee

DONT FORGET TO UPGRADE YOUR TICKET INTO
THE GARDEN OF SYN
THIS UPGRADE INCLUDES FOOD, PRIVATE BAR & TOILETS, ALL IN A RELAXED AREA WITH LIMITED CAPACITY.

FOR ALL INFO: VINEDAYS.COM.AU

The Big 80s Party

Saturday December 8

After a SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN TOUR, Leconfield Wines welcomes back "The Big 80's Party" for a MASSIVE 2018 event!

Jump in your time machine and join us among the vineyards at the iconic Leconfield Winery in McLaren Vale! It will be a day of fine wine, 80's cocktails, local food and 80's Music, Memories and Madness! 

"Early Bird" Tickets ON SALE Tuesday 25th Sept @ 9am! BUY HERE: https://thebig80spartyadelaide18.eventbrite.com.au

Arguably Australia's BEST 80's DJ's (Adrian Zac and Jaki J) will pump out the retro beats on the main stage from 3.30pm, with added immersive 80's entertainment, guaranteed to keep a smile on your dial!

2018 introduces Australia's BIGGEST LIVE 80's BAND "The New Romantics" to the Leconfield stage!. Presenting a high energy show, New Romantics capture the sounds and essence of the world’s top selling and most successful 80's artists. 

Then kick off your heels and party into the night, with the "Video Hits Mass-karaoke Party"!

80’s costume attire is highly recommended to get you in the mood to paaaarty and join the best-dressed competition! Grab your wing-man, pack a picnic, and settle in for THE BIGGEST 80's PARTY EVER.....

Each person attending "The big 80's party" will require an EVENT TICKET for entry, "Early Bird" starting from $65. Option to ADD on the Golden seating upgrade to your event ticket from $45.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS
3:30 pm: Gates Open, be on time for the BEST seats in the house!
3:30 pm: The BIG Retro Party with DJ’s (Adrian Zac & Jaki J)
6:45 pm: "New Romantics" - LIVE BAND
8:30 pm: 80’s Flashback Montage on the Massive Cinema Screen
9:00 pm: Video Hits Mass- Karaoke Party
11:00 pm: Event finish

Get in quick, this event will SELL OUT……
BUY HERE: https://thebig80spartyadelaide18.eventbrite.com.au

This event is 18+

Richard Hamilton’s 'WineLine - Odyssey' 2 wins Cannes Film award

The latest in a series of stunning victories, Dr Richard Hamilton’s documentary on the life of his father, Burton Hamilton  - ‘WineLine 2 – Odyssey’, has won a Silver Dolphin award for a Documentary in the History & Civilization category at the 9th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

The awards were held at Cannes, France on Thursday September 28, 2018 with Richard and Jette Hamilton both in attendance to accept the award along with Director Rick Cavaggion and screen-writer Martin Gordon from Light Image.

WineLine 2 - Odyssey has been gaining acclaim since its release, winning a Bronze at the 2018 New York Television and Film Awards. The film also won Gold Camera and the Best of Show in its category this year at the prestigious US International Film and Video Festival’s 51st Annual Awards Competition.

Dr Richard Hamilton, whose family is the subject of the film he himself produced, said, “to have our film honoured at Cannes is such an amazing result. It’s the culmination of all of the passion and hard work that went into the film.”

The film chronicles the rich history of the Richard Hamilton family, who have been making wine in the vineyards of South Australia since the 1800’s.

Dr Hamilton said of the film “the development of the film has grown from the Richard 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 Richard 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 Richard Hamilton story also inherently highlights Australia’s journey as a nation growing, developing and evolving both socially and technologically.”

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 Richard Hamilton Story chronicles the establishment of Leconfield Wines and the lives of the early Hamiltons.

Leconfield encompasses two of South Australia’s leading wine labels, both owned by the Richard Hamilton family:  Leconfield Wines at Coonawarra and Richard Hamilton Wines at McLaren Vale, located in two of the best winemaking districts in Australia.

“I am extremely proud of our unique and strong wine industry heritage which dates back to 1837.  Our family has developed a distinguished international reputation for elegant and delectable wines and has also in the process with innovation, experimentation and perseverance, helped to establish Australia as one of the world’s leading winemaking countries,” Dr Hamilton said.

Leconfield Wine brand is based on a simple philosophy – “great wines are crafted from great vineyards.” It is this simple philosophy that has led to generations of success and several award winning documentaries.

Award Show Success at 2018 National and International Wine Shows

1 Trophy, 7 Gold Medals plus 14 Silver Medals

Award season is here and Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines have been winning big with some incredible results in the award shows announced so far this year.

Royal Adelaide Wine Show results were announced last Friday and our  2017 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Franc was awarded the Karl Seppelt AO Trophy for Best Other Varietal Red.

Also awarded was the 2017 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz and 2017 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot - both with Silver Medals. And the Silver Medals keep coming with the 2017 Leconfield Merlot also being awarded at Royal Sydney and Royal Queensland where it was the highest pointed Merlot in the show.

Syn Rouge Sparkling Shiraz took at out a Gold Medal at the Japan Wine Awards with the Syn Chardonnay Pinot Noir awarded Silver.

Not to be outdone, our Richard Hamilton portfolio is also achieving medal success with three Gold Medals for the 2016 Richard Hamilton ‘Hut Block’ Cabernet Sauvignon. The Gold Medals were awarded at Perth Royal Wine Awards , Sydney Royal Wine Show and Royal Hobart Wine Show.

Gold Medals were also awarded to both our Richard Hamilton McLaren Vale Shiraz with the 2016 'Centurion' Shiraz  and 2016 'Little Road' at China Wine & Spirit Awards. 2016 'Burton's Bush Vine Grenache also took out Gold at Sydney.

The full award list is below:
- 2017 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Franc - Trophy, Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Silver - Royal Hobart
- ​2016 Richard Hamilton 'Hut Block' Cabernet Sauvignon:  Gold - Perth Royal Wine Awards , Sydney Royal Wine Show and Royal Hobart Wine Show. Silver - Royal Queensland Wine Show
- 2016 Richard Hamilton 'Burton's Vineyard' Grenache: Gold - Sydney Royal
- 2016 Richard Hamilton 'Centurion' Shiraz: Gold - China Wine & Spirit Awards, Silver - Japan Wine Awards
- 2016 Richard Hamilton 'Little Road' Shiraz: Gold - China Wine & Spirit Awards
- 2016 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon: Silver- Royal Sydney, Silver- Japan Wine Awards, 4 1/2  Stars at the WineState Magazine Limestone Coast Tasting
-  2017 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz: Silver - China Wine Awards, Japan Wine Awards, Royal Adelaide
- 2017 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot - Silver - Royal Queensland, Sydney Royal, Royal Adelaide
- 2017 Leconfield Coonawarra 'Old Vine' Riesling - 4 1/2  Stars at the WineState Magazine Limestone Coast Tasting

John Farnham Headlines A Day On The Green

Saturday November 24, 2018

TICKETS ON SALE - FRIDAY JULY 13 at 10.00AM

From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

JOHN FARNHAM RETURNS TO A DAY ON THE GREEN TO PLAY ‘WHISPERING JACK’ With special guests DARYL BRAITHWAITE, RICHARD MARX, RUSSELL MORRIS AND BACHELOR GIRL

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.

EVENT INFORMATION:

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 www.adayonthegreen.com.au

 

TICKET PRICES:

Front 3 Rows

$229.90 plus booking fees

Diamond

$199.90 plus booking fees

Platinum

$169.90 plus booking fees

Gold

$139.90 plus booking fees

General Admission

$114.90 plus booking fees

TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION: 

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 http://www.linksa.com.au/

ACCOMMODATION:  Contact the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8323 9944 and https://mclarenvale.info/

'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.

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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lek12v0xkqzhvap/Hamilton%20Film_Trailer.mp4