Imagine settling in fireside, surrounded by beautiful Barossa starlight sky, in one hand a glass of bold Barossa red, and the other a hearty winter stew bursting with local Barossa 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 seven 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 on offer.
Opening Barossa Seasons: Winter on Friday 6 July will be Winterville, a two-day event that will be Barossa’s answer to Christmas in July, starting with an all singing and dancing Christmas Cocktail party at the Distillery. On Saturday 7 July, Winterville will welcome a European Style Christmas Fair, held at Provenance in Nuriootpa for kids and kids at heart.
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 dead 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 and Fire (Dinner), providing the famished with a feast for the start and the end of our Saturday. Winding down our weekend on Sunday July 8 will be 1918 Bistro and Grill, celebrating their 100 th 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.
To view the full Barossa Seasons Winter program, visit barossaseasons.net.au.
Barossa Seasons Dates
Save the dates for all our Barossa Seasons events:
Barossa Gourmet Weekend (Barossa Seasons Spring)
31 August, 1 – 2 September 2018
Barossa Seasons: Summer
11 – 13 January 2019
Barossa Seasons: Autumn
5 – 7 April 2019