Winter shouldn’t be a time to sit inside and hibernate! Instead, it’s a time to be tempted by the Barossa’s new wine, food and experiences festival; Barossa Seasons: Winter.
Kicking off next weekend (July 6 – 8) Barossa Seasons: Winter celebrates food from the fire and heroes the region’s incredible seasonal produce. With lavish long lunches, fire pit feasts, truffles and fortified tastings, a cocktail party and Barossa inspired Christmas in July market and a bonfire for the masses, it’s the ideal way to keep warm and shake off those winter blues.
Barossa Seasons: Winter will showcase the region’s strong heritage and authentic produce with unique experiences on offer. We’ve compiled a list of the events that can’t be missed so clear out these days for a weekend of exemplary wine and food experiences.
The ultimate Barossa culinary experience! Where century old Barossan food practices and local produce will be the hero of dishes this is an event where old meets new.
1918 Owner, Tanya said “while the menu pays respect and draws inspiration from the traditions and food styles of yesteryear, diners can expect one very contemporary dining experience.”
Using the knowledge of historian, and custodian of the Barossa Food story, Angela Heuzenroeder, and the team at 1918 have carefully developed an evocative menu, which includes the Barossa’s much loved traditional celebration dessert of Rote Grütze that will transport guests back to the 1900s. And keeping with the centennial theme, free flow wines from Chateau Tanunda will be served, including a special tasting of the Chateau’s 100-year-old vine wine.
The combination of fortified wine and chocolate truffles truly is a match made in heaven. Fortified wines are steeped in the history of the Barossa and the Liebich family have built up a reputation as one of the Barossa’s best producers of them.
Be taken on a journey of flavour as you sample a range of premium fortified wines, carefully matched, and best enjoyed with indulgent handmade chocolate truffles. A totally indulgent winter treat, guaranteed too warm you from head to toe!
Perch yourself at Lyndoch Hill and settle in for a day of food from the fire. Begin your Barossa journey with a delicious breakfast over roaring fires. Treat yourself and your taste buds at a long table dinner to remember on Saturday evening, as head Chef Sam Roux cooks over open charcoal, delivering a feast of ethically sourced and sustainable venison and Berkshire pork, served with produce from the kitchen’s garden. With reserve collection wines and craft beer this is a long table feast not to be missed.
And if you’re looking for something to do with the family during Barossa Seasons Winter, you can’t go past Winterville. A two-day event that will be Barossa’s answer to Christmas in July, starting with an all singing and dancing Christmas Cocktail party at the Distillery.
On Saturday 7 July, Winterville will welcome a European Style Christmas Fair, held at Provenance in Nuriootpa for kids and kids at heart.
On Saturday head to the Western Ridge at Whistler Wines and look for the guiding beacon of Barossa Burn, where vines pruned to make way for the growth are set alight in a bonfire for the masses! Dance around the fire with friends and family and toast the occasion with red wine and food from.
Gather your family and friends for a DIY fire pit feast, Barossan style with Schild Estate. Celebrating incredible local produce and locally sourced ingredients, choose from ‘The Paddock’, a selection of Barossan meats and accompaniments, or ‘The Patch’, with a selection of seasonal V/VG produce, and cook your feast, your way, on your very own fire pit with a glass of Schild Estate’s finest in hand.
Creative Producer Sam Wright is excited by the new event as he counts down to the official launch.
“The inaugural Barossa Seasons events offers something for everyone, but it’s all tied together by the strong connection to winter, as well as delicious Barossa produce cooked over the fire,” he says.
“Next weekend you’ll find me happily sitting around the fire, sampling some of our region’s finest produce.”
When: July 6 – 8 (Friday – Sunday)
Tickets to events are available here.