Unique stories unfold during 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival

Moculta's Mark Rosenzweig and daughter Mandy Gerhardy share their story by opening their family farm during the Barossa Vintage Festival.
Moculta's Mark Rosenzweig and daughter Mandy Gerhardy share their story by opening their family farm during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

Barossa's unique stories will be transformed into engaging and interactive events and shared with the thousands of locals and visitors this week under the 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival.

Rosie's Farm in Moculta is just of the many attractions found in the lengthy program of events after farm gates to the fourth-generation property opened on Saturday.

According to Mark (Rosie) Rosenzweig, who has lived on the property for 61 years, young and old can share in a relaxing atmosphere filled with animal petting, homemade produce and sumptuous roast lunches.

An array of stalls also greet visitors while children also have the opportunity to view animals and play on the toy equipment.

Yet the festival has something for everyone says director Jenny O'Brien.

"One of things that make South Australia's largest regional festival so unique, is that not only does it showcase generations of family members' history, it is put on by the community for the community," she said.

"Hundreds of community and business volunteers spend hundreds of hours preparing and then showcasing what they love to do, their unique capabilities and open their doors to provide visitors to our region a glimpse of what makes the Barossa truly special-their unique story."

Old favourites to return include the Ziegenmarkt and the Barossa Wine Auction and Lunch on Friday, while on Saturday thousands are expected to line the streets to witness the parade which sets off from Nuriootpa and finishing in Tanunda.

New to 2019 is Something in the Street in Angaston where the public can soak up Barossa's heritage and also learn of the 2019 Scarecrow Competition category winners.

All details are found in the Barossa Vintage Festival program.