Barossa Vintage Festival
That's a wrap! The 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival will long be remembered as a record-breaking Festival with an overwhelmingly positive response from Festival goers and participants. With close to 90 events over five incredible days, the Festival drew one of the largest crowds with many events sold out and record crowds at community driven events.
Festival Director, Jenny O’Brien attributed the success of the 2019 Festival to the strength of the program and diversity of wine, food, community, art and culture events along with new events and the return of some old favourites.
“The response to the 2019 Festival was simply overwhelming from a community perspective and the Festival vibe from start to finish was ‘amazing’,” said Jenny.
“While we don’t have final statistics on visitation or the economic impact of the Festival, all indicators are that it was a record trading week for local businesses, cellar doors and the Barossa community.
“From the crowds and the weather, to event attendances and the overall Festival atmosphere, we couldn’t have asked for more. What an incredible five days it’s been for the Barossa. It was really pleasing to see the interest in the Festival and the events from the moment we launched the program in December all the way through to the close of the Festival.
“The Festival provided so many opportunities to get together and for visitors to relax, enjoy and take in the beauty of the Barossa. The calibre of events in this year’s program really did allow visitors to experience the Barossa lifestyle.
“We are proud to say this year’s Festival was one of the biggest yet, judging by crowd numbers and the amount of people out and about in the region across the five days of the Festival.
“The success of the Festival is testament to the community and their love for the biennial event. The incredible efforts of the community and the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes helping make this Festival such a success."
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2019 Barossa Young Ambassador
Madeleine Hopgood (23) of Lyndoch, has been crowned 2019 Barossa Young Ambassador. Along with the prestigious title, Madeleine received a Singapore Airlines International Economy return flight from Adelaide to Amsterdam (or any destination on the Singapore Airlines network), plus three nights’ accommodation at the arrival destination, donated by Clarke & Turner Travel Associates and Singapore Airlines.
The Barossa Young Ambassador Program, now in its 20th year, identifies and raises the profile of future community leaders, by acknowledging the important role young people play in the community and continuing to grow Barossa’s vibrant wine, food, culture and tourism sectors.
Other award winners:
- 2019 Barossa Young Ambassador Program Excellence Award - Melissa Helyar
Prize: Singapore Airlines international economy return flight from Adelaide to any Asian destination on the Singapore Airlines network and lounge pass in Singapore, donated by Clarke & Turner Travel Associates.
- 2019 Barossa Young Ambassador Project Prize – Madeleine Hopgood
$250 travel prize voucher donated by Clarke & Turner Travel Associates
- Young Ambassador Project Recognition Award Winner - Lauren Hutton
$100 VISA card donated by Tourism Barossa
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