Your Guide To The Barossa Gourmet Weekend

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Alongside the sunshine that alerts us Spring has sprung, the focus on our wine estates once again flares up! Winter Reds has passed so turn to the Barossa for a weekend of wine, artisanal food, picturesque views and more wine.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend will take place over the final weekend of Winter from Friday August 31st to Sunday September 2nd. Thirty two events will be scattered over the rolling vineyards and golden fields of the Barossa hosting intimate tastings, secret dining experiences, masterclasses, lingering long lunches, garden parties, platters and feasts of fresh produce.

A Gourmet Trail is also on offer which takes you through 7 events over Saturday and Sunday (they even offer a bus) so you’re bound to get the best of the best.

To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best events to hit up when the Barossa Gourmet Weekend rolls around. Read on and pencil it in:

 

Back To The Future Friday by Langmeil Winery

Back to the Future Friday will showcase the genesis of both the Langmeil property and Barossa as a whole through an immersion in history, culture, wine, food and storytelling deeply rooted in the past but with an eye to the future. You can tour the property and sample the best Langmeil has to offer, tasting the pre-release 2016 Old Vine Garden wines alongside a longevous example of each from our museum, all paired with four courses of sheer culinary delight.

Friday 31st of August

Dare to Pair by Thorn-Clarke Wines

A fun Masterclass like no other! It’s time to put your game face on, accept the challenge, dare your friends and prepare for the ultimate food & wine pairing battle! Learn from some Masters of the Barossa wine, cheese, meat, fruit & paste trades how to match foods with a selection of Thorn-Clarke wines. Once you are trained, it gets serious as you use your new found skills to attempt to create the perfect food & wine match.

Saturday 1st of September.

Freakishly Matched at Fino by Rieslingfreak

Join Rieslingfreak with a tasting of their No.4 Eden Valley Riesling, exploring the consistency of the wine and how it changes over time. Followed by a seat at Fino’s quintessential table for a lunch experience matched with the diversity of the the Rieslingfreak Collection.

Saturday 1st of September.

Grapes of Mirth by Seppeltsfield

Seven of Australia’s most well-known comedians, all performing live in Seppeltfield’s beautiful and historic vintage cellar. Headlined by prime-time comedy personalities Luke McGregor (Utopia, Rosehaven), Tommy Little (The Project, Hit 107) and Tom Ballard (Tonightly, Triple J), all-time favourites Akmal Saleh and Fiona O’Loughlin, and bright new talent, Nikki Britton. Hosted by perennial prankster Merrick Watts, Grapes of Mirth is one-show-only on Saturday. Only the best Barossa wine, locally produced beer and cider, and plenty of gourmet grub on offer.

Saturday 1st of September.

The Secret Garden by Barossa Chateau

Under a canopy of beautiful stars, arrive to the sweet smell of spring in the air, live saxophone, special cellared wines, local favourites craft beers and some spring inspired treats from the Chefs to get you started. As the band gets the party started, a tantalizing menu will be preparing that will include things you’ve tried and of course things you haven’t, all matched to Creed wines.

Saturday 1st of September.

Vines & Vibes by Seabrook Wines

Lunch and live music at the Seabrook House. Wistful tunes by NAOMI KEYTE and LITTLE MOUNTAIN will set the ambience together with wholesome street food by Deliciously Devious; a perfect combo to whisk the afternoon away with a glass of wine in hand ‘til the sun sets over the valley.

Sunday 2nd of September.

Gourmet Weekend Trail 

Presented by the Barossa Gourmet Weekend, featuring seven events scattered across the region on both Saturday and Sunday. To take part in the Gourmet Trail, make sure you purchase your Gourmet Trail pass from your first winery or pre-purchase online to avoid the queues. The $10 Gourmet Trail pass includes your souvenir glass and grants access to all Gourmet Trail events (subject to capacity and opening hours).

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September.

 

We’re looking forward to a weekend of wine and warmth. Head to the Barossa Gourmet Weekend website for more info on tickets.

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