Barossa Vintage Festival
Join the Barossa community for a celebration of the region’s wine, food, culture and heritage at the historic Barossa Vintage Festival.
Choose from over 90 events that showcase the abundance of the region and it’s renowned wine and food culture. There’s plenty of family friendly events as well as long table lunches, masterclasses and a gala Vintage Ball. Immerse yourself in food and wine experiences against the backdrop of Barossan history and heritage.
In respect of ANZAC Day, no events will be programmed prior to 12noon on Thursday 25 April 2019.
Family friendly highlights:
Art with Atmosphere
Saturday 20 – Friday 26 April 2019 at 10am | Angaston Uniting Church Hall, Sturt St, Angaston | Door Donation
Artists paint for pleasure in different styles, subject matter and mediums. This exhibition represents the culmination of the Angaston Uniting Church Painting Group members’ time in the studio. See as they tell their ‘Barossa Story’ through their paintings.
Barossa Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 April 2019 at 9am (12pm on ANZAC Day) | Various Venues in the Barossa | Tickets from $89
The Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail is a journey of culinary discovery through the Barossa’s famous artisan food producers. Follow the Trail, gather your produce and relax in a sunny picnic spot along with a bottle of wine.
Start your Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail adventure by collecting your trail map, vouchers and picnic hamper from the Barossa Visitor Centre in Tanunda. The hamper for two contains everything you need for a gourmet picnic including a complementary bottle of wine to the value of $20. Each hamper provides provisions for a generous tasting picnic for two people.
Barossa Farmers Market
Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7:30am | Cnr Stockwell and Nuriootpa Rd, Angaston | FREE ENTRY
Be a part of local tradition by starting off your Saturday morning at the Barossa Farmers Market. Fuel your morning with a German breakfast or market burger from the Breakfast Bar and wind your way through the array of producers’ stalls. They feature seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats and smallgoods, milk, cheese, bread, pastries, desserts, ferments, tea, coffee, gin, beer and more. You can also do many tastings along the way. While enjoying a bite to eat, sit back and be entertained by live music, or watch out for any cooking demonstrations that are taking place.
Barossa Made Market
Friday 26 April 2019 at 10am-5pm | The Barossa Visitor Centre, 66 – 68 Murray Street, Tanunda | FREE ENTRY
The Barossa has a great tradition of markets and of encouraging creative, innovative and enterprising artists. Begin your day at the historic Ziegenmarket followed by a short stroll to the Barossa Made Market at the Tanunda Town Square and Festival Hub.
Admire the local artists, craftspeople, producers and pick up hard to find authentic Barossa Made wares. Kids Activities will be on from 12-3pm.
Monday 1 – Sunday 28 April 2019 at 8am – late | Various venues around Barossa | FREE
Appearing like magic from March 2019, you’ll find them around every corner, adorning shop fronts, strewn in vineyards and gardens, draped in paddocks and cellar doors. Now synonymous with the Vintage Festival, these handcrafted treasures have been brought to life through the imagination of local children, families, schools, wineries and businesses.
Jump in the car or hop on your bike, follow the Scarecrow Trail and witness the invasion for yourself and don’t forget to vote for your favourite scarecrow.
Barossa Vintage Festival Art Trail
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 April 2019 at 10am (12pm on ANZAC Day) | The Institute, 28 Murray Street, Tanunda | FREE
The Barossa Vintage Festival (BVF) ART TRAIL is a collection of the various art events in the Barossa during the Vintage Festival. Visit, see, explore and enjoy the wonders of Barossa artists in the beautiful Barossa Valley. The BVF ART TRAIL will be in printed and digital format, making it easy to find your favourite artist in your favourite location. Local galleries, wineries, shops, cafes, restaurants and markets will be showcasing Barossa artists and the BVF ART TRAIL will show you the way.
Family friendly, inclusive and inviting, the BVF ART TRAIL is a special addition this year and is set to surprise and ignite your creative mood.
Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 April 2019 at 9:30am | Kellermeister, 1561 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch | FREE ENTRY
Chill out in the Chill Zone to celebrate the end of the Barossa Vintage Festival. Tuck into some flame grilled Argentinian street food by Chimichurri Grill accompanied by award-winning wines, crisp apple cider or refreshing pale ale on tap, whilst relaxing to the soothing sounds of jazz on the lawns complete with stunning views over the Barossa Ranges.
Click go the Shears
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 April 2019 at 12pm | Gnadenberg Lutheran Church, 233 Parrot Hill Rd, Gnadenberg
Moculta | Tickets $2 for school children, $5 adults (pay at door)
From the sheep’s back to yours; wool and green pastures. ‘Click go the Shears’ is a display of handmade articles and memorabilia with the Gnadenberg church and grounds open for viewing. Relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. A cuppa and cake is included in entry fee.
From Old Vines to Great Wines: a vineyard walking tour and tasting
Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 April 2019 at 2pm | Hayes Family Wines, 102 Mattiske Road, Stone Well | Tickets from $43.50
Hosted by owner, Brett Hayes, experience the rare chance to meander through the old vine family owned estate vineyard in Stone Well on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley. This vineyard and the special old vine blocks of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro have a long history of providing fruit for many of the great wines of the Barossa, as well as their own trophy winning wines.
During the guided tour, you will discover the synergy between the wine, vines and ancient soils of this special part of the Barossa Valley. Beginning in the vineyard, with several stops throughout the tour, sample wines direct from barrel and bottle across a variety of vintages picked from the small old vine vineyard blocks. Enjoy a chance to sample the grapes directly from the vines (subject to vintage timings). Pass by the on-site winery and see the winemaker in action. On return to the cellar door, relax to acoustic tunes and sample the Hayes Family Wines range.
The tour and tasting will take approximately 2 hours. Appropriate footwear must be worn. Food will be available throughout day at the Cellar Door.
Graze in the Gardens
Sunday 28 April 2019 at 10:30am | Murray Street Vineyards, Greenock | FREE ENTRY
Gather family and friends and graze the last day of The Vintage Festival away in the beautiful Tasting Room Gardens. There will be Bohemian BBQ’s char-grilled treats with a glass of newly released wines. Groove the day away to acoustic tunes from Adam Moffatt. Wine & Food will be available purchase – strictly no BYO food or wine.
Thursday 25 April 2019 at 12pm | Greenock Centenary Park, Martin Street, Greenock | Gold-coin Door Donation
Discover Greenock Village as they celebrate living local. In the heart of Western Barossa, Greenock is a peaceful village full of hidden treasures. From winemakers, brewers, distillers, chefs, artisans and entertainers they bring together local talent in a festival to showcase the neighbourhood and everyone is welcome to go along.
Take your picnic rug or chairs and spend the afternoon kicking back and enjoying local fare and music. Browse the market while kids are entertained with games and craft.
Thursday 25 April 2019 at 3pm | Langmeil Lutheran Church, 7 Maria St, Tanunda | FREE ENTRY
Guten Appetit is an afternoon of free food, music, heritage and culture for the Barossan Community and guests. Learn about the history of the Langmeil families as they share their delights, their stories and their music.
You will also be able to learn about and share favourite traditional recipes for tasting: cakes, biscuits, Rote Grütze, gherkins, cheese and wine. Other highlights include:
- Free afternoon tea
- Free historical tours of the church and cemetery
- Free rollicking singalong concert, including young talented Barossa performers at 5pm
Donations welcome for children’s education in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Barossa Vintage Festival website.
What: Barossa Vintage Festival
When: Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 April 2019 | See dates & times for individual events above
Where: Various locations around the Barrossa & surrounding areas
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