With the weather starting to cool, the thought of an interstate getaway becomes more and more appealing.
And, with the 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival just around the corner (April 24-28), a trip to the internationally acclaimed wine region of the Barossa could be just the ticket.
The famed Barossa, situated north-east of Adelaide, is one of the most prolific wine producing areas in the country, with the region boasting more than 80 cellar doors.
However, while vino will play a big part in the festivities, there is an array of activities on offer to keep everyone happy.
The festival has been a fixture in the Barossa community since 1947 and, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a program that will showcase close to 90 events over the five days – dynamic events that will tell the story of the Barossa while celebrating the region’s strong connection to wine, food and culture.
The 2019 program sees the return of events like the much loved Ziegenmarkt – a livestock and fresh produce market that first appeared in the township of Tanunda in the mid-1800s, the Vintage Festival Parade and esteemed Barossa Wine Auction, but also welcomes new events like the Greenock Feast-ival, Something in the Street and The Parade Carnival.
“For this Festival we’ve seen a return of some of the traditional Barossa Vintage Festival events, such as the Vintage Festival Ball and Strassenfest, which is really exciting,” festival director Jenny O’Brien said.
“And at the same time, we’ve seen a reinvigoration amongst the local community and businesses to create amazing events that celebrate the Barossa culture, lifestyle and of course our incredible wine and food.
“This diversity of this year’s program is something special and we feel it really shines a light on the Barossa community and the foundation on which it is built. From intimate wine tasting and blending experiences, masterclasses and long lunches, to high tea in the garden, lawn parties, picnics and markets; the Vintage Festival has it all.”
One of the best things about the Barossa Vintage Festival is the fact that almost half of the events on the program are free or under $20, encompassing a range of family-friendly fun, making it the ideal getaway for even the fussiest family member.
“The 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival has something that appeals to everyone, whether that is wine, food, live music, arts or culture. It’s the whole package when it comes to Barossa experiences,” Ms O’Brien said.
“And that’s what it’s all about. We want people to discover and love the Barossa so much they’ll keep coming back time after time. The Festival is a chance for people to take their time, immerse themselves in the amazing events and absorb the Barossan way of life.”
The Barossa Vintage Festival is on from Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 April. Check out the events online and start booking your tickets are now on sale via http://barossavintagefestival.com.au.
For more information on the best ways to get to the Barossa to experience all the festival has to offer, visit https://www.newcastleairport.com.au/adelaide