Today in the Barossa there is a living, thriving food culture, handed down through seven generations from the German and English settlers who arrived here in the 1840s.
The Barossa Food Story is one of abundance and frugality, of generous hospitality and humble, time-honed home cooking. It speaks of the early settler's reverance for the natural wonders of this region and their determination to preserve, enjoy and share them.
“…living in a wine region like Barossa you can’t help but become immersed in the amazing melting pot of food and wine that has been quietly bubbling away for the best part of two hundred years. Built on centuries of peasant culture and adapted to the land, the food of this region has evolved over time with our wine, in a kind of symbiotic way melding with our wines to become a seamless expression that reflects terroir and lifestyle just as any great wine region.”
Mark McNamara, Executive Chef, St Hugo Restaurant
Acknowledgement of Country —
The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people