Declaration of Vintage
15 February 2015, 11:00am-12:30pm
As is tradition, The Barons of Barossa will declare 2015 Vintage on February 15 in Tanunda.
From inception the Barons of Barossa have always given significance to the annual grape harvest and its importance to the Barossa community. Over the last 38 years the annual recognition of the harvest has become the Declaration of Vintage and is always held on the third Sunday of February.
The event is unique in Australia and not only declares the start of vintage but also gives the vintage forecast and announces the Winemaker of the Year, Vigneron of the Year and the BGWA Services to the Industry Award.
Admission is free and everyone is invited.
11.00am Blessing of the Grapes, Tabor Church, Tanunda
The grapes are escorted into the Church for the blessing.
11.30am Harvest Parade, Murray Street Tanunda
The grapes are transported along Murray Street accompanied by the Barons and vintage wine vehicles.
11.55am Declaration of the Vintage, Rotunda in Kiel Gardens Tanunda
Winemaker of the Year, Vigneron of the Year and the BGWA Services to the Industry awards are announced.