Come and celebrate the end of vintage in the Barossa
The grapes are crushed, the harvest is done, and among the 750 grape growing families of the Barossa Valley, it’s time to party.
The Barossa Vintage Festival is the longest running wine tourism festival in Australia with a history spanning more than 6 decades. In 2015, the Festival will showcase 95 events including a decadent feast, long table lunches, the Vintage Festival Parade, wild gypsy parties, a scarecrow trail and a comedic journey through wine education.
Family Friendly Highlights
The Scarecrow Trail
Appearing like magic from March 2015, Scarecrows will pop up in shop-fronts, gardens, vineyards and fields all around the Barossa and hail the start of the festival. Now a unique community art form, they are hand-crafted by local children, families, wineries and businesses and range from the wacky to the extraordinary; from beauty queens to mischievous farmers. Grab a car-load of friends or take the cycling route, and follow the Scarecrow trail through the Barossa. You never know who you might see.
- 15 – 19 April 2015 | 9am – 7pm
- Pick up your scarecrow map from the festival hub, or view it online (see link below)
Rosie’s Farm & Hartz Barn Wines
Visit a family-friendly traditional Barossa farm, home of Australia’s oldest, and only, German styled apiary. Taste honey and learn about honeybees. Partner wines from Hartz Barn Wines with delicious farm cooked roast meals and snacks, available daily. Purchase homemade produce. Fun things for kids. Touch and feed farm animals, from rabbits to a clydesdale. Lunch bookings appreciated on: (08) 8563 9091. rosiesfarm.com.au hartzbarnwines.com.au
- Monday 13 April 2015 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Let’s go Fly a Kite
Lets go fly a kite, up to the highest height this vintage festival at beautiful Seppeltsfield Winery. Your tuppence will buy you coffee, all-day gourmet breakfast, paper and strings for kite making. Enjoy a pop-up market, and various other activities. Join together with Seppeltsfield Winery & Tanunda Lutheran School to become a bird in flight, with your fist holding tight, to the string of a kite!
- Friday 17 April 2015 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Barossa Comes Home
Set on the Tanunda Oval, Barossa Comes Home is an open-house picnic, where locals invite the rest of the world in to taste the fruits of their toils and the loves of their labour. Special features include hundreds of wine tastings, grape treadings, a market bazaar, live music, eats, drinks, children’s entertainment and even a mini circus tent.
- Saturday 18 April 2015 | 10am til dusk
- Tanunda Oval, Elizabeth Street, Tanunda
To view the full program of events CLICK HERE.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Barossa Vintage Festival website.
What: Barossa Vintage Festival
When: 15-19 April 2015
Where: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Who: All Ages
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