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2016 Barossa Gourmet Weekend

In 1985 a small group of Barossans loaded up their trucks with local produce and drove to Adelaide to showcase their wares. Over three decades later, Barossa Gourmet Weekend holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors as the region celebrates its largest celebration of local food and wine.

The celebration of our world class food and wine destination is complemented with our spirit of sharing: Barossa hospitality. Our event presenters ask you to discover something new in experiences hosted across the Barossa Valley. Experiences that immerse you in our food, landscapes, music and wine.

The three day festival will be a true feast for the senses with two distinctly different styles of events:

GOURMET DISCOVERY (30+ Events. Pre-booked ticketed experiences).
Take it slow and immerse yourself in all that is bespoke Barossa. Intimate tastings, exquisite dining with the most seasonal produce, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with winemakers both classic and contemporary.

The Gourmet Discovery is a celebration of the region’s extraordinary growers, makers, chefs and craftspeople. With a springtime backdrop of bursting colour and bud-bursting vines, all that’s needed to complete the picture is you, and a glass of award-winning Shiraz.

Why not stay for the weekend and let your tummy and palate be your guide.

GOURMET TRAIL (14+ events. $10 ‘Gourmet Passport’ admits entry to all events)
This is gourmet, choose your own adventure style. With 14 events staged across the region, we invite you to be as picky or all-inclusive as you like.

Tailor-make your itinerary and follow the diverse and eclectic trail. Lingering brunches, garden parties, picnics, platters and feasts - the choice is yours.

Accompanied by live music, cosy fires and family hospitality, the Gourmet Trail is a must-do event on any food and wine explorer’s calendar.

“We’re a pretty passionate lot in the Barossa who have always understood that connection between good food and wine… and we’re pretty good at finding reasons to come together and enjoy it, too” Says Andrew Dundon, Event Producer of the 2016 Barossa Gourmet Weekend. He continues “It’s fantastic to see how the popularity of the weekend has grown. That connection of being in the community – eating and drinking in-situ where its grown and with the people who are growing and making it – has clearly become an important part of the message.”

If you’re a wine enthusiast, foodie, family or just looking for a great time with live entertainment you can’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the flavours of the Barossa. There truly is something for everyone at the 2016 Barossa Gourmet Weekend.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend