We never need an excuse to visit the beautiful Barossa and enjoy the starlight sky, with one hand holding a glass of bold Barossa red, and the other a hearty stew infused with local produce.
Welcome to Barossa Seasons, a seasonal celebration of wine, food and experiences produced by Tourism Barossa. This inaugural program is designed to encourage visitors to the region all year round and it all begins on July 6-8 with Barossa Seasons: Winter.
Featuring eight curated wine and food events that celebrate food from the fire and the productive seasons that have passed, Barossa Seasons: Winter will showcase the region’s strong heritage and authentic produce with unique experiences.
Opening Barossa Seasons: Winter on Friday 6 July will be Moonlight Market, a family-friendly feast by Barossa Farmers Market producers, offering hearty winter fare or sweet treats for all appetites and ages. Continuing with the family fun, Winterville will be Barossa’s answer to Christmas in July, with a European Style Christmas Fair held at Provenance in Nuriootpa on Saturday 7 July.
For the sweeter side of life, you can head to Liebichwein for a tasting of Warming Fortifieds and Chocolate Truffles on the same day. Barossa Burn will be Saturday’s guiding beacon when Whistler Wines burn their old vines in a bonfire for the masses. For the lovers of food from the fire, Lyndoch Hill will be hosting Fire on the Hill (Breakfast), as well as Feast & Fire (Dinner), providing the famished with a feast for the start and the end of our Saturday.
Winding down the weekend on Sunday July 8 will be 1918 Bistro & Grill, celebrating their 100th year with 1918 Centenary Lunch featuring popular Barossan historian, Angela Heuzenroeder. Or if your family and friends are more for the hands-on style of feasting, Schild Estate’s Fire Pit Feast will allow you to cook your own feast of Barossan meats and garden produce to your own taste.
“Barossa Seasons: Winter welcomes you to the beginning of our seasonal celebration of wine and food experiences,” said Regional Tourism Manager, Cathy Wills. “It also provides opportunities for local tourism operators, food and wine producers, and community organisation to showcase the seasonal changes of the Barossa through a series of beautifully curated events.
The Barossa Seasons program will increase the region’s reputation as an ‘all year round’ destination and increase visitation numbers.”
“Our Barossa producers have created an inspiring program of all the best experiences our region has to offer in Winter. I cannot wait to celebrate with the community around a roaring fire. See you in July!” said Barossa Seasons Creative Producer, Sam Wright.
Enjoy all things Barossa with this exciting upcoming event.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend Dates
Barossa Seasons: Spring 31 August, 1 – 2 September 2018
Barossa Seasons: Summer 11 – 13 January 2019
Barossa Seasons: Autumn 5 – 7 April 2019
Head to barossaseasons.net.au to view more details on the Barossa Seasons.