Michael Weldon at clos Clare for the 2012 Gourmet Weekend


2011 MasterChef Australia runner up, Michael Weldon will be wining and dining at clos Clare winery in South Australia’s Clare Valley as thecelebrity chef during the renowned Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend on the 19th and 20th of May 2012.

Sam Barry, Proprietor of clos Clare said he “is excited to have such a highly regarded food personality as a guest at the winery for the Gourmet Weekend.”


“For the last two years we have had cooking demonstrations from former MasterChef finalist’s and the crowd has really enjoyed interacting with them and tasting their food.” Sam said.

 “As Michael is a good friend of ours, we invited him along to pass on his knowledge and passion for cooking.”


Mr Weldon said he was delighted to be cooking at clos Clare winery.


“I’m really looking forward to spending the weekend at clos Clare with the Barry boys and enjoying the local food and wine” he said.

“clos Clare is such a stunning venue and it’s reputation for cracking Gourmet Weekend events precedes it.”

On Saturday the 19th of May, Michael will provide two interactive masterclass sessions from 1:00pm-1:45pm and 2:30pm-3:15pm. Michael will use local produce to create simple, yet tasty dishes that can be easily a

chieved by the home cook. These demonstrations will be free with an optional gold coin donation to The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.


clos Clare will be open Saturday and Sunday of the Gourmet Weekend, serving traditional wood oven pizzas with qu


ality clos Clare Riesling, Grenache and Shiraz, along with tastings from Michael’s special serves.