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Waite 100 Gala

May 4, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The exclusive Waite 100 Gala will be a black-tie, stand-up cocktail affair celebrating 100 years of the enduring Waite Gift. Featuring food by celebrity chef Matt Moran and supported by East End Cellars, this night of nights is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed.

Now in its 100th year, the Waite Campus has become home to one of the largest concentrations of agricultural and wine research and teaching expertise in the southern hemisphere. This celebration will take place on the lawns adjacent the historic Urrbrae House – where the Waite family lived from 1877 until 1922 – under the enchanting light of a sailcloth tent.  

Your all-inclusive evening will begin with the opportunity to sample exclusive wines from a range of emerging, mid-career and legacy winemakers. This will be followed by a carefully curated menu of roving and stationary canapés from Moran, together with food producer stations and matched wines set to bring the story of Waite to life and celebrate the extraordinary achievements made possible by the Waite family.  

Guests will be joined by Master of Wine Andrew Caillard, founder of Langton’s – Australia’s leading wine auction house – and a wine marketing graduate from Roseworthy. He will emcee the evening and lead the exciting live auction. On offer: exclusive, money-can’t-buy items and experiences including a limited-edition leather-bound issue of The Australian Ark by Caillard, a commemorative bottle of Waite 100 whisky, Tasting Australia Airlines: Limestone Coast tickets, an exclusive Matt Moran-hosted dinner with Peter Lehmann Wines at Aria Restaurant in Sydney and several international and interstate premium wine experiences plucked from the University of Adelaide’s global alumni network. A silent auction will also be available, featuring a selection of rare and large-format premium wines. Funds raised on the night will contribute to the Peter Waite Centenary Scholarship for Excellence in Agriculture with the goal of increasing access to it.


  • Food: All-inclusive matched canapé service curated by Matt Moran 
  • Beverages: Selected wines, whisky, gin, sparkling, and beer, premium matched wine tastings.


May 4
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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University of Adelaide


Waite Campus
Waite Road
Urrbrae, SA 5064 Australia
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