Barossa. Our Story

What do 8 chefs, 1 artist, 39 wineries and 3 distillers have in common?

...the largest collaborative event presented by Barossa in decades, if not ever!

In a landmark event, Chefs of Barossa’s renowned eateries will join forces with wineries and distillers to present a single dining experience, “Barossa, Our Story”.

Driven by a 50+ strong collaborative force, the dinner is set to be a sumptuous look into the diversity, talent and generosity of Barossa’s contemporary culinary story. Over five courses the team will explore the very DNA that gives Barossa its stellar reputation for wine and food globally: 

Small bites and sticky fingers, super tasty, contemporary restaurant snacks. Gin cocktails, sparkling and rosé 

Fermented, cured and raw #1, Barossa food personified by a “sauer” specialist with a twist from an Italian raised on produce straight from “il contadino’ (the farmer). Aromatic and refreshing whites 

From the earth, all about the season’s bounty, sustainability and a lighter footprint. Lighter shades of red wine 

From frugality to multi-culturalism, celebrating our food journey from settlement to today, solid plant-based food with sides of carnivorous treats. Chartered Tour de Force, heroes of the Barossa Old Vine Charter 

Fermented, cured & raw #2, inspired by the Barossa Farmers’ Market. Wines of rich and lingering style


The diverse kitchen team of the old and new guard are Mark McNamara (St Hugo) Peter Clarke (Vintners Bar & Grill), Tim Bourke (Stelzer Road Supper Club), Ryan Edwards (Vino Lokal), Matteo Carboni (Casa Carboni), Kyle Johns (three75 bar + kitchen), Sam Smith (Fino Seppeltsfield) and Julian Velasquez (El Estanco). 

Each of the long tables will be presented with individual wine lists, featuring the likes of Hentley Farm, Cirillo Estate Wines, Penfolds, Whistler, Two Hands Wines, Purple Hands, Yalumba, Turkey Flat Vineyards and more. A gin bar with locals Barossa Distilling Company, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers and Durand Distillery and wine tasting lounge will beckon as the night progresses. 

Artist Arlon Hall is creating spectacular table-scapes to set the scene, ahead of his live art installation at the official (if slightly delayed) after party - Barossa. Be Consumed x Wonderwalls on Saturday 7 March.


Barossa invites you to find your place in our story, Thursday 5 March 2020 and beyond. 

Our Story | Thursday 5 March 2020 6.15pm – late 

Venue | Vitalstatistix | 11 Nile Street Port Adelaide 

Tickets | $165+bf include 5 courses, wines and gin cocktails to match available here 

Close up of a chef plating a dish in a Barossa fine dining restaurant