Sea & Vines -- Not your typical food and wine festival, which tend to be more refined sip-and-taste affairs, the annual Sea and Vines Festival in McLaren Vale is a rollicking celebration of food and wine that's more like a giant progressive party. Held over 2 days in June, it has become one of the biggest of its type in South Australia: It attracts upwards of 40,000 people each year to the more than 26 wineries in the valley that put up marquees, set out tables, bring in their favorite bands, and serve their wines matched up with local seafood cooked by local restaurants. To get the best out of the festival, get a copy of the program before you go and plan your day, because you'll need to book in advance. Tickets are available at www.mclarenvale.info.
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