Speeches

90 Sec Clare Valley Cuisine

Mr RAMSEY (GreyGovernment Whip) (13:49): The recent South Australian redistribution has added an extra 5,000 square kilometres or 18,000 voters to the electorate of Grey. While increasing my workload, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to represent the remarkable Clare and Gilbert valleys and the Adelaide Plains. Clare Valley Cuisine is a vibrant group in this area, and I caught up with them at their AGM at the historic Watervale Hotel. While this area has a long history as a renowned wine region, the Clare Valley Cuisine members add another dimension. They are a group of like-minded food producers and restauranteurs who present a fantastic range of value-added products and are expanding the area's reputation for gourmet food—everything from bakeries, free-range chicken and eggs, wholegrain pastas and organic products, honey and carob products and award-winning sausages through to olives, oils, jams, condiments, oyster mushrooms, salad microgreens, sweet and sour cherries and pickled grapes. You should come on down, Mr Deputy Speaker Hogan. While some of these members are very accomplished individual marketers, they recognise the value of grouping together, and it is paying off by making the Clare Valley area a destination for wine and food. I congratulate the outgoing chairperson, Nicola Palmer, and incoming chairperson, Jodi Weckert, and every member of the group.

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