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Our Picks For The 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival

There are heaps of events you need to check out — but, so you don’t get too overwhelmed, here is a guide to some of the best!

At this point, we can all agree that the Barossa Valley is one of the most gorgeous places in SA to stay and visit. There’s just something about its charming culture and heritage which draws us in every time. And, of course, the food and wine is next level.

Speaking of food and wine, the Barossa community will be celebrating their delightful region with the Barossa Vintage Festival, which is on from April 24 to 28.

There are heaps of events you need to check out, from vintage balls and picnics to high teas and BBQ brunches — but, so you don’t get too overwhelmed, here is a guide to some of the best!

Barossa Scarecrows

Monday, April 1 to Sunday, April 28

These handcrafted treasures have been brought to life through the imagination of local children, families, schools, wineries and businesses. You’ll find the scarecrows around every corner! Jump in the car or hop on your bike, follow the Scarecrow Trail and witness the invasion for yourself. And be sure to vote for your favourite scarecrow!

Ghostly Historic Walk & Wine at Hemera Estate

Tuesday, 23 April to Friday, 26 April 

Hear stories of notable grave sites in Lyndoch, including the Braille headstone and the grave that had to be exhumed. It can’t be a cemetery tour without a few ghost stories, so learn about the Jacob’s Creek Ghost, The Ghost at the Lyndoch Pub and a few more… oh! And there’s a glass of wine before the tour and a rustic supper afterward… delicious!

High Tea In a Secret Garden at Bethany Lutheran Church

Tuesday, 23 April to Friday, 26 April 

Gather a group of your friends and celebrate the fine things in life. Relax while you excite your senses with a scrumptious High Tea, while surrounded by the smells and sounds of a beautiful and tranquil garden. Unlimited tea and coffee! Bookings essential.

Yalumba’s Vintage Picnic

Wednesday, 24 April

Held on the Clocktower lawn, guests to this picnic can enjoy live music and Yalumba’s fine wines, with picnic-style dishes by Casa Carboni, Vintners Bar & Grill, and El Estanco, alongside a number of local producers. There will be barrel blending demonstrations in Yalumba’s on-site cooperage, grafting demonstrations from their world-class vine nursery, preserving workshops with Those Barossa Girls, and exclusive spirit and fortified masterclasses presented by Yalumba winemakers!

Check out our article here for more details.

Whistler Wines’ Lunch Amongst The Barrels

Friday, 26 April & Saturday, 27 April

The next generation of Whistler, Josh and Sam Pfeiffer are going to be hosting a leisurely lunch in their barrel hall, where you can enjoy their low intervention wines, handcrafted from their own, organic, and biodynamic vines. It’s all paired with a native fare prepared by the renowned Shannon Flemming of Forgotten Seasons.

Just picture it: lingering in the celebration that is the end of vintage, whilst surrounded by Whistler Wines, freshly ageing in barrels. Check out our article here for more details!

Seppeltsfield’s Vintage Festival Ball

Saturday, 27 April

This elegant black tie event is for those aged 18 years and older. The much loved Vintage Festival Ball will feature two events, a reception and dinner. The cocktail reception will celebrate and announce the winners of the 2019 Young Ambassadors for the Barossa and includes drinks and canapés. Dinner, prepared by events chef, Owen Andrews, will follow in the Vintage Cellar. Expect a stunning main course and dessert. Award-winning Seppeltsfield Wine will also be available for purchase. It’s going to be a vintage festival like no other. Bookings essential!

Barossa Farmers Market

Saturday, 27 April

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!

Gatt Wines’ The Value of a Vintage

Sunday, 28 April

Gatt Wines is setting a new benchmark for Australian wine. This is a unique opportunity to taste vintage verticals of the Riesling, Cabernet and Shiraz, along with a selection of varieties across the wider Gatt Wines range with winemaker David Norman. Gatt Wines are highly awarded and respected around the world, with a range of wine styles from the High Eden and Barossa Valley vineyards. Don’t miss out!

Lazy Sunday BBQ Brunch at Chateau Yaldara

Sunday, 28 April

Finish off your Vintage Festival in style at Chateau Yaldara’s Lazy Sunday BBQ Brunch. Relax on the Chateau Lawn and enjoy some sweet tunes, beverages and brunch. Upon arrival, you will receive a glass to fill with your choice of wine or one of their wine cocktails. Then at your leisure, make your selections from their BBQ Brunch menu. Think mimosas, breakfast burgers, and French toast!

To All Wine Lovers & Chocolate Connoisseurs at Lindsay Wine Estate

All Barossa Vintage Festival

Wine and chocolate are the perfect combination, right? Lindsay Wine Estate will be open to all wine lovers and chocolate connoisseurs over 2019 Vintage Festival. Be decadent and spoil yourself with a taste of something juicy, sweet, bitter, creamy or dark. A glass of Lindsay and chocolate… yes please!

Peter Lehmann’s NEW GROUND – And A Glance Back

All Barossa Vintage Festival

Internationally acclaimed Barossan artist Rod Schubert and Peter Lehmann Wines celebrated 30 years of collaboration in 2018. To mark this special milestone, there will be an exhibition of Rod’s latest works at their Cellar Door during Barossa Vintage Festival. The vibrant and contemporary art work will no doubt be a real treat to experience.

This list isn’t exhaustive! There are plenty more events that are taking place across the festival. Check them out here be sure to get out there an celebrate this gorgeous region.

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