2018 Barossa Gourmet Weekend program is out now

Barossa Gourmet Weekend program launched.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend program launched.

Spring once provides the perfect setting as Barossa Gourmet Weekend returns boasting an even greater celebration of the region’s seasonal wine, food and experiences.

The three-day event, from August 31 to September 2, features 32 events, including seven Gourmet Trail events and showcases authentic regional food of provenance sourced from local producers and accompanied by quality world-class wines.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend forms part of Tourism Barossa’s new Barossa Seasons program which further showcases seasonal wine and food events during winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Join in for a weekend of intimate tastings, secret dining experiences, masterclasses, workshops, lingering long lunches, garden parties, platters and feasts of fresh produce.

From blending your own gin and demystifying the fine art of cooking game meats, to comedy acts in the vines and olive oil masterclasses, Barossa Gourmet Weekend is perfect for wine enthusiasts, foodies and families wanting to discover the Barossa.

Take the road less travelled and choose your own adventure and create your own unique Barossa experience by selecting from a series of ticketed and free events.

Or take part in the Gourmet Trail and explore the seven trail events scattered across the region. A $10 Gourmet Trail pass includes a souvenir glass and gives you access to all trail events – beat the queues and pre-order yours online.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend creative producer Sam Wright believes spring is the perfect time to spend a weekend indulging in everything the Barossa has to offer.

“Spring represents a season of renewal; a time when the landscape is a patchwork of colour; a time for meandering through our winery trails, and exploring the Barossa’s finest fresh produce,” he said.

“The calibre of events in this year’s Barossa Gourmet Weekend program really showcase the best of the Barossa. We’re thrilled to deliver some unique new events as part of this year’s program, and we also welcome back some of the old favourites.

“Again, our focus is on celebrating our region’s strong food culture that underpins the Barossa lifestyle and I think this is reflected in the events themselves – the food experiences are both indulgent and world class.”

The event again lands itself on Father’s Day, which according to Sam is an absolute treat for anyone trying to work out how to spoil Dad.

“The program makes planning a Father’s Day treat super easy ... there’s breakfasts and long lunch feasts along with masterclasses and workshops that most Dads would love. Take him along on the day, or perhaps purchase some tickets to an event you think he’ll love as the perfect Father’s Day gift.”

Start planning your Gourmet Weekend experiences now by visiting www.barossagourmet.com.

You can also view Barossa Herald’s 2017 Barossa Gourmet Weekend photos by clicking here.