Food, Wine & Merrymaking At Barossa Gourmet Weekend

One of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions, the Barossa is also renowned as having some of the finest produce in the country and there’s no better way to experience it than during the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Taking place from August 31 to September 2 this year over the long weekend, this South Australian culinary festival is a celebration of all things wine, food and merrymaking.

It’s an opportunity to explore one of South Australia’s most spectacular wine regions while discovering authentic regional foods of provenance sourced from local producers. There are cooking and wine masterclasses by some of the country’s gastronomic stars, as well as live music, markets and family-friendly events. It’s also timed to take place as we say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to spring as longer days and warmer temperatures return.

The Barossa Gourmet Weekend was established back in 1985 and has flourished into a vibrant event that draws wine-lovers from near and far. It’s the biggest event in the Barossa’s calendar and an opportunity for local wine makers and producers to share their bounty with the rest of the world.

Cheese lovers can join Barossa Cheese on their carefully crafted tasting trail while sampling local wines, craft beers, ciders and gin or head to Jacob’s Creek for the Barossa’s Longest Cheese Table that’s packed with international cheeses, small goods and breads. Discover the Seppelt family tradition of serving their workers a generous breakfast during the Feed the Workers breakfast feast in Seppeltsfield’s 1920s vintage cellar or sit back and enjoy a range of live music during the sustainable Forage Festival.

Sample the Barossa’s renowned shiraz at the Valley Floor Shiraz Experience or enjoy a food and gin matching experience during the Gin Sessions. The Barossa Gourmet Weekend also includes a number of special events to mark Father’s Day, including Bethany Wines’ Fishing For Compliments event, with a pop-up seafood van serving everyone’s weekend favourite – fish and chips.

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