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A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from a particularly charming Englishman I know. He spoke quickly and fabulously and told me about an event coming up at Penny’s Hill Winery for the Melbourne Cup.
I heard the words ‘champagne’, ‘canapes’ ‘wine’, ‘three courses’, ‘Africola‘, ‘fashion’ and ‘horses’. ACTUAL REAL LIFE HORSES.
My face was essentially doing that little ‘oh my god’, hands on cheeks, Home Alone emoji.
(Will they let me pat the ponies?)
Before I could even process it all. I was on board and attending, already planning which frock to wear and what the hell I could wear on my noggin.
(I have one hair style…one.)
Once I calmed down from initial excitement, I took the time to actually take in exactly what this glorious event entails.
On Tuesday the 3rd of November from 11am – 5pm, Penny’s Hill will be hosting a Melbourne Cup extravaganza.
It will all kick off with French Champagne, canapes and live music on arrival. Have a mingle in the marquee and perhaps cast a vote for best hat.
Upon sitting down for lunch, you will be delighted by Duncan and his team from Africola to a three course meal accompanied by a four hour wine package from The Black Chook.
Throughout the afternoon, entertainment will be provided by hosts Jodie and Soda from Mix 102.3 and well as a brilliant abundance of fashion and equestrian based activities.
The race itself, will be shown on the big screen with sweepstakes proceeds going to local charity ‘Youth Opportunities’ in Willunga. Additionally to this there will also be horse-riding and showjumping displays from Olympic hopeful Cooper Oborn.
There will be fashion parades and best dressed competitions for the most fabulous females and dapper of dudes, inclusive of judging by yours truly and some of Adelaide most fanciful personalities.
(Extra points if you’re wearing Gorman…kidding…kind of…)
Celebrate spring, dress your best, have a punt, a cheeky mid-week long, boozy lunch and get along to what is sure to be the most indulgent Melbourne Cup event in town.
Tickets for the all inclusive package are only $120, or $140 with transport to and from the city.