Every two years in the Barossa we celebrate the end of the grape harvest with the Barossa Vintage Festival.
This year it will be held from the 15th to 19th April. It’s Australia’s original wine tourism event, showcasing 95 events over 5 days including a decadent feast, long table lunches, wild gypsy parties, a scarecrow trail and a comedic journey through wine education. An easy one-hour drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa Vintage Festival has evolved to become the premier wine tourism festival in Australia, and is the jewel in the Barossa events calendar.
There are Food & Wine events, Arts and Heritage and Community Events.
It’s a great event that locals and visitors to the region revel in. You have to be a grape grower though to really understand why it feels so good to celebrate the end of the grape growing season and be thankful!
Of course everyone loves the grape stomping competitions!
This year the Festival theme is “Barossa Comes Home” and on Saturday 18th April, from 11am to 7pm come and celebrate with us on the Tanunda Oval and enjoy an open-house picnic which includes wine tasting, grape treading, a market bazaar, live music, food and children’s entertainment.
Another must do event is the Ziegenmarkt (literal meaning “goat market”). First appearing in Tanunda in the mid 1800s the Zeigenmarkt offered fresh produce and livestock.
On Thursday morning 16th April, Goat Square in Tanunda is transformed into a bustling German Market complete with pheasants, sheep, hares, pigs, fruit…..enjoy an experience that takes you back to what it would have been like in the 1800s.
For more information about the week of dinners, events and experiences, visit Barossa Vintage Festival.
See you there – the weather in Vintage Festival week is always stunning. Come and say G’Day!