Functions & Events

Functions & Events at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines

Bring your next private function, family gathering or special event to life or create your dream wedding at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines.

We have two beautiful locations to choose from - McLaren Vale or Coonawarra.


Mother's Day Lunch with Russell Stuart - Richard Hamilton Wines Tasting Room McLaren Vale

Treat Mum this Mother's Day at our beautiful McLaren Vale Tasting Room with a Ploughman's Platter while everyone's favourite singer,Russell Stuart, performs from midday until 3pm.

Every Mum will receive a free glass of Syn Sparkling Rosé to celebrate her day.

Book for table now to enjoy your Ploughman's Platter or Kid's Picnic Boxes online to make sure you don't miss out!

Call Cellar Door on 8323 8830 orhttps://bit.ly/3jZkoRm

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New Orleans in the Vines Saturday 2 April 2022

New Orleans in the Vines: A family friendly outdoor festival. A celebration of New Orleans Music and Food couple with outstanding South Australian Wines and Beers. 1pm to 7pm. 2 bands, chef cooked food, wine, beers and coffee on the ground of Leconfield Winery, McLaren Vale

 Two New Orleans bands.

  • New Orleans Funk Express. 8 piece New Orleans Funk band. 4pm to 7pm
  • Atlantic Street Band. 5 piece Dixieland Jazz band. 1.30pm to 3.30pm

New Orleans Food Presented by Sumptuous Repast Catering

A selection of traditional chef-prepared New Orleans food, including signature dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya, Poh Boys, Red Beans and Rice, Fried Chicken and Tater tots (including vegan options)

Barista coffee available all day

What’s so special about New Orleans?

You need only a passing interest in New Orleans to be aware of its proud, carefree approach to life. The motto of New Orleans is “laissez les bon temps rouler”, a crude English to Cajun-French translation of “let the good times roll,” and this slogan isn’t something just slapped on the end of tourism campaigns, either. It’s something you can see and feel, it’s the spirit of New Orleans. The Big Easy is also renowned for its celebrations, of pretty much anything. It’s a place which epitomises the freewheeling spirit born out of a whole bunch of cultures that have come together over the centuries, cultivating a unique and independent way of life, a city formed by the superstitions, traditions and history of a multicultural melting pot.

New Orleans was a special place for music at the turn of the last century a major port city, home to many different types of people including African-American, Indian, French, Cuban, Spanish, Cajun, Creoles, Latino, German, Irish, Italians and Jews - each of whom had their own style of music. Including, Opera, military marching band, folk music, blues, gospel, ragtime, voodoo, echoes of traditional African drumming and of all the dance styles that went with this music could be heard and seen throughout the city. When all of those kinds of music blended into one, jazz was born. In the 60s and 70s New Orleans also became a prominent centre of funk, and was home to some of the earliest and now legendary swamp-funk bands. “Funk” has several different meanings in American popular discourse, but since the 1970s it has largely connoted a heavily syncopated, groove-centered style of African-American music.

The Food of New Orleans also reflects the multicultural mele of the people that make up the city. It is perhaps the most distinctively recognized regional cuisine in the United States. New Orleans’ food culture is one of the most diverse in the US and reflects Cajun, Creole French, Spanish and soul food influences. It’s food that’s perfect for a celebration.

More about the 2 sensational bands that will be performing on the day.

NEW ORLEANS FUNK EXPRESS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HZqIkI6RNA

New Orleans, where every occasion is a reason to groove. The New Orleans Funk Express have dedicated themselves to presenting the music and rhythms of the Crescent City. Known for their outstanding groove-laden performances and leaning on the funk tradition of playing hypnotic grooves that WILL get you bopping, these eight outstanding musicians are renowned for their renditions of New Orleans funk. In this show, they present N’awlins classics from legendary artists including The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Doctor John, Professor Longhair, Allan Touissaint, Rebirth Brass Band, and much more. A live music feast guaranteed to please!

ATLANTIC STREET BAND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmf1uaHWC54

Atlantic Street Band plays infectious and irresistible New Orleans Dixieland jazz, including timeless music from founding fathers of jazz including buddy bolden, king oliver, jelly roll Morton and louis Armstrong. Formed in 2007, the ‘sound’ of the band features trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, sousa-phone, and washboard. And when they perform, they never fail to get feet tapping and hands clapping.

What else do you need to know? Ie the ticket purchasers

  • This is an outdoor festival event.
  • Please bring your own chair, and picnic rug.
  • No food or alcohol to be brought in.
  • Chef-prepared food available on the day for purchase

Wine, Beer and Coffee also available for purchase.

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SKY SONG - 11-20 March McLaren Vale

We are incredibly excited to be a part of this ground-breaking show – SKY SONG!

With thanks to the team at The Fringe and Gluttony, by moving the show to McLaren Vale the atmosphere will be taken to another level. The gates will open at 6 pm with food trucks and our wine bar for you to enjoy as you soak up the view of our vineyards with the Willunga Hills as our backdrop. Then, as the sun sets, get ready for the show to begin…

Over 7 incredible nights, SKY SONG is a collection of First Nations stories brought to life with a never seen before display of lights from hundreds of dronesflying in majestic formation above a colossal 75m wide screen projection, dramatic haze and lighting, hyperreal sound, poetry, iconic anthems and newly commissioned music to tell the stories of First Nations artists on the ground and in the night sky.

Narrated by singer, songwriter and tireless campaigner for the rights of Indigenous Australians, the iconic Archie Roach, SKY SONG will unfold over five chapters that focus on topics such as belonging and connection to country, ancestry, the passing on of knowledge, creation stories, land rights, the devastation of the stolen generations and the hopefulness of reconciliation.

SKY SONG features a soundtrack of the work of many of the country’s most acclaimed First Nations artists including cultural icons Archie Roach and Kev Carmody plus celebrated musicians Electric Fields, Iwiri Choir and Nancy Bates; storytellers Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner and Jack Buckskin; poet Ali Cobby Eckermann; dance group Dusty Feet Mob and visual art by Electric Fields’ Zaachariaha Fielding.

SKY SONG is rich in meaning, immense in scale and unlike anything Australian audiences have seen before.

You are welcome to bring along a picnic rug or folding chair. Some seating is provided.

Opening night is Friday March 11 and it will be performed each night of the long weekend and the following weekend.

Sky Song Show Schedule at Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Winery, McLaren Vale: 

You are welcome to bring along a picnic rug or folding chair. Some seating is provided.

6:00pm – Gates Open. Food and drinks available to purchase

Be seated 20 minutes before Drone Launch time - Come and sit around the campfire

March 11 - 14 Be seated for 8.30pm show start. Drones Launch: 8.50pm

March 18 - 20 Be seated for 8.00pm show start. Drones Launch: 8.20pm

Warning: Sky Song contains cultural stories which may be sensitive to members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants. To support children and people with their learning, Adelaide Fringe encourages audiences to access guiding resources from the Healing Foundation and Reconciliation Australia, made available on our website in February. 

Important Information: This event is taking place at one or more venues that require proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry. Please check the performance listing for the vaccination icon ahead of purchase.

Presented by:

Gluttony & Adelaide Fringeandhttps://celestial.show/

Grab your tickets now so you don’t miss the once in a lifetime event: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/sky-song-af2022

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Whats Happening at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines

The Leconfield & Richard Hamilton McLaren Vale Cellar Door hosts incredible Live Music events. From lazy afternoons on the lawn through to our annual Syn at Sunset post-Christmas family evening we have events that the whole family can enjoy.

The newly renovated Leconfield Coonawarra Cellar Door plays host to Cabernet Celebrations with live music on the lawns each year. A great day out for all the family celebrating the iconic Coonawarra Cabernet.

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Plan your Special Day at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines

Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines’ McLaren Vale Cellar Door is an iconic destination in the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. With sweeping vineyards surrounded by beautiful rose gardens in the summer months and views looking out to the Willunga Hills, combined with our stunning architecturally-designed building, we have all the ingredients to make your special day a memorable experience.

Offering old-world charm the Leconfield Coonawarra Cellar Door is also available to hire for your next private function. Choose from hosting your event in the Barrel Hall or outside on the beautiful lawned area.

We have a long history of hosting a range of events from car shows and concerts through to intimate family gatherings and are happy to work with you to bring your ideas to life.To plan your wedding, private function or special event contact us on 08 8323 8830 or katem@leconfieldwines.com

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Our Venues - McLaren Vale Cellar Door

Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines’ Cellar Door is an iconic destination in beautiful the McLaren Vale wine region. With sweeping vineyards surrounded by stunning rose gardens in the summer months and views looking out to the Willunga Hills, combined with our stunning architecturally-designed building, we have all the ingredients to make your special day a memorable experience. 

Our Venues - The Coonawarra Cellar Door

The stunning new Cellar Door at Coonawarra offers several location choices for your next Private Function or Wedding. The Tasting Room is the ideal space for intimate gatherings or, for a larger function choose from the Barrel Hall or a marquee in the beautiful rose gardens.