SA Cheese & Wine on the Falie Quarter Deck Dockside, Port Adelaide
February 22 2016
Presented by Sarah’s Sister’s Sustainable Cafe
On a sweltering Monday evening, Eventalaide attended the SA Cheese and Wine aboard the Historic Ketch Falie as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Docked in Port Adelaide, the Falie was the last operating trading ketch in South Australia and with her tall mast and wide deck, she is an ideally picturesque ship. For the first time in her one-hundred-year history (and for a limited three nights) the Historic Ketch Falie was opened to the public to experience some of the states finest local produce. The organic wines on offer were from Wild Fox Wines and a selection of five delicious cheeses were provided by Woodside Cheese Wrights. We sipped, munched and lounged on the quarter deck watching the golden summer sun set and the luminous full moon rise, all the while being serenaded with fittingly romantic live music from the dock. Following the tastings, we were told stories by Lionel Elmore about the history of the Clipper Ship, City of Adelaide, and how with the Falie, these two authentic tall ships could become the centrepiece of The Port’s historic tourism revival. A truly wonderful way to spend a Monday evening.