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Wine and dine: Taste of The Ghan welcomes Kilikanoon at the Watervale Hotel

Journey Beyond has added a beautiful new winery and lunch location, at the Watervale Hotel for the last two Taste of The Ghan departures of the season, on December 3 and December 10.

Journey Beyond has added a beautiful new winery and lunch location, at the Watervale Hotel for the last two Taste of The Ghan departures of the season, on December 3 and December 10.

South Australians’ sentiment for appreciating what is in their own backyard remains stronger than ever and Journey Beyond says it has seen it happen with the Taste of The Ghan experience, which by the end of November will have brought over 1,000 people to Clare Valley, boosting local tourism.

With each departure of the Taste of The Ghan selling out, Journey Beyond is extending the experience, bringing a new partner on board, and adding two final departure dates in the lead-up to the end of the year.

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Watervale Hotel, Kilikanoon

On Friday, December 3 and December 10, The Ghan will again make tracks to Clare Valley on what it’s calling ‘an epicurean adventure’.

The historic Watervale Hotel will be joining Journey Beyond’s existing vineyard partners to welcome Gold Service guests for a three-course feast paired with premium wines and a pop-up cellar door from award-winning vintner, Kilikanoon.

The Watervale Hotel may be new to the Taste of The Ghan experience, but connoisseurs are well aware of this award-winning foodie enclave, run by Warrick Duthy and Nicola Palmer, who have exceptional Clare Valley pedigrees.

“We’re thrilled at becoming part of the Taste of The Ghan experience and welcome the opportunity to showcase local produce in our own special way,” says Nicola Palmer, Executive Chef, General Manager and Owner of the Watervale Hotel.

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Pop the bubbles!

The two new departures offer both Platinum and Gold Services available.

Gold Service guests on Friday 3 and 10 December now have three exceptional lunch options to choose from, with Kilikanoon at the Watervale Hotel joining Slate at Pikes Wines and Bush DeVine at Pauletts

Wines as host venues, while Platinum Service guests continue to be wined and dined at O’Leary Walker.

The single-day regional journey is all-inclusive of food and beverages both on and off the train and includes immersive ‘talk and taste’ sessions on board with a well-known wine personality, a wine tasting at a Clare Valley winery, three-course lunch, and the legendary hospitality The Ghan is known for.

Now commissionable to Travel Agents, the Taste of The Ghan heroes any South Australian holiday, providing guests with an immersive day tour where everything is carefully considered.

December’s two new departure dates will wrap up the Taste of The Ghan’s incredible season.

Click here or visit your local travel advisor for more information.