2019 Sponsors


Major sponsor

Bendigo Bank

We are delighted to partner with and award naming rights to a bank that is connected to and truly supports local communities.

Welcome to the Bendigo Bank 2019 Gate to Plate in Grafton NSW.


Local government sponsor

Clarence Valley Council

Clarence Valley Council is a longstanding supporter of Gate to Plate and we gratefully acknowledge their continuing backing of our local arts and food industry.


Gold business sponsor

Causley Fresh Food

The Clarence Valley’s preeminent independent fresh food retailer, Causley Fresh is once supporting Gate to Plate as a major sponsor and principal supplier for the Long Lunch.


Media partner & Silver business sponsor

The Daily Examiner

We just love the way the Examiner embraces local fundraising events and explore the deeper stories in publications such as Clarence + (next edition out the week prior to Gate to Plate!)


Bronze business sponsors


Clarence River Fishermen’s Co-op

Having earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most consistent suppliers of quality seafood products, we are truly fortunate to have the Clarence River Fishermen’s Co-operative on our doorstep, as well as Gate to Plate sponsors. Check out the free face painting at our Food, Farmers & Growers Market, where thanks to CRFC’s support, your kids can choose from a variety of ocean-related designs.


TAFE’s local Tourism & Hospitality course students will be gaining accredited work experience at this year’s Gate to Plate, as well as supplying their excellent sourdough bread, the result of a productive training partnership that will stand these future workers and business owners in good stead.

Kitchen to Table

Kitchen To Table provides more than the best selection of kitchenware in the Clarence Valley, they also hold regular cooking classes at their Yamba store and even run food tours to Italy and Morocco!

Cooper’s Brewery

The following cans will be served from Coopers Caravan at our Sunday Market: Coopers XPA, Session Ale, Coopers Sparkling Ale, Coopers Pale Ale, Coopers Dry, Coopers Mild Ale; while Long Lunch guests may enjoy Coopers XPA, Coopers Dry, Coopers Pale, Coopers Vintage Ale and Thatcher’s Cider all on tap at the bar.


Local business sponsors

These businesses have contributed everything from raffle and auction prizes to in-kind produce and vouchers - thank you all!


Food sponsors and suppliers

The vast majority of these businesses are based in the Clarence Valley and without them, there would be no Gate to Plate. Thank you all, for being part of the Clarence Valley’s foodie event of the year!


Wine sponsors

Since very little wine is produced in the Clarence Valley, we have invited the following exceptional Granite Belt wine-makers to present wines to accompany each course.

Heritage Estate

From Vine to Divine
★★★★★ 5 Star Winery–2016-2020 James Halliday Wine Companion.

On our menu…
* Rabbit Fence Red 2017 - beautiful primary aromas of blackberry and black currants with savoury notes and beautiful creamy oak in support.
* Fiano 2019 - stunning aromas of tropical fruits, citrus zest and a hint of spice.

Ballandean Estate

Puglisi family vignerons. Established 1932. Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery.

On our menu…
* Late Harvest Viognier 2016 - sweet, viscous full body, apricot and honeysuckle, unctuous, but balanced with a moderate amount of fresh citrusy lemon-like acidity.

Symphony Hill

Wines as smooth as jazz at midnight.
The name Symphony Hill Wines encapsulates the grand philosophy of enjoying the ‘symphony of life’.

On our menu…
* Prosecco - aromas of lemonade and kaffir lime peer through sophisticated notes of peach and apricot.
* Nero d`Avolo 2016 - stylish, rich, ripe flavours of liquorice, blueberry and blackberry.

Robert Channon

The Verdelho! Recognised for the extraordinary and consistent quality of his Verdelho, Robert Channon’s cellar door harbours a variety of wines of the highest quality.

On our menu…
* Verdelho 2017 - aromas of grapefruit with a full palate of citrus and passionfruit.
* Verdelho Bubbles - smooth, easy drinking with citrus aftertaste and fresh bubbles.


Community collaborators