August 2021

New festival ‘A Little More Barossa’ kicks off this weekend

A Little More Barossa festival promises a month-long schedule of over 70 curated food and wine events throughout the famous wine region.

Image: Barossa Vintage Festival.

A Little More Barossa, is the latest winter festival to hit Adelaide this weekend, with a jam-packed events calendar for the month long program with over 70 curated food and wine events scattered across the month of August.

With cooking workshops, food pairing and incredible wine from Barossa’s plentiful vineyards, this brand new festival is the perfect way to experience the produce of one of South Australia’s most beautiful regions, after lockdown put any Barossa trip plans on hold.

Designed to celebrate Barossa’s wine and food, A Little More Barossa is kicking off this weekend and will showcase the people and the stories that make up this incredible region, with enticing events offering new taste, flavours and experiences.

The new festival comes off the back of a highly successful Barossa Vintage Festival in April this year, where eager visitors flocked to the region to taste a huge selection of the world-class vintages we have on offer, right here in South Australia.

Image: South Australian Tourism Commission.
Image: The Freaking Pig.

The event has curated by Tourism Barossa, with support from the South Australian Tourism Commission, and is poised to act as a catalyst to drive visitation throughout August to the Barossa region, encouraging people to stay and explore new corners of the region a little further. The new festival format replaces Barossa Gourmet Weekend which was last held in 2019.

Promising decadent long lunches and degustations in secret locations, fortified tastings of locally-produced wine, chocolate and cheese, the festival’s events will offer visitors a front row seat behind the scenes to some of the Barossa’s leading food and wine icons. Already revealed within the inaugural festival’s program are events promising a range of culinary delights such as The Whole Chook and Nothing but the Chook, Three Little Pigs, Pruner’s Lunch and Signature Supper Club, which will present a new narrative in Barossa’s plethora of food and wine stories.

Jess Greatwich, Tourism Barossa’s Regional Tourism Manager is delighted to host the new event, which adds to South Australia’s brimming foodie event calendar.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be inviting people to discover A Little More Barossa throughout August” she says.

“This month-long celebration follows a hugely successful Barossa Vintage Festival in April and cements the Barossa’s reputation for hosting immersive and unexpected events. It’s an incredible showcase of what makes the Barossa so special.

“A Little More Barossa offers the perfect chance to escape the city, stay the weekend and experience the best of the Barossa on a plate or in a glass.”

A Little More Barossa also celebrates a connection to community with incredible collaborations and heart-warming initiatives like Give A Little More Barossa Community Soup Kitchen. A concept brought to life by Sam Smith, of Fino, the Community Soup Kitchen raises money to support longer term, sustainable solutions for youth homelessness in the region.

The Barossa Cellar, Australia’s only regional cellar, will play host to cooking workshops with some of the region’s renowned chefs including Mark McNamara, Jamie Wall, Kyle Johns and Ryan Edwards for an afternoon of wines directly from Barossa’s heartland.

A Little More Barossa will be on from 1 August to 31 August.

Check out the full program and find out more about this exciting new festival here.

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