Barossa Vintage Festival: Girls Weekend Itinerary

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Barossa Vintage Festival. This event has been a landmark for Barossan culture for decades and we’re so excited to go all out to celebrate in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world!

Barossa Vintage Festival takes place on the 19th to the 23rd of April for a weekend of unforgettable events. Spotted around the region, the program varies from casual family friendly events to exquisitely organised exclusive dinners and intimate masterclasses. We’ve been craving a weekend away with the girls – world-renowned wine, live music, gourmet food, what’s not to love!

We put together the dream itinerary for a weekend of vino, dancing, girly chats and fancy dress. With so many events to choose from, there’s plenty of options to fill your agenda. View the digital version of the official program here to find to plan your schedule.  Pick and choose whatever tickles your fancy… but for an unforgettable few days, we recommend doing as many as you can! Get the girls together, pack a bag, we’re going to the Barossa!

Thursday 20th April

Flower Arranging & Wine Tasting
HOW MUCH • $83.50
TIME • 11am-12pm
PRESENTED BY • Taste Eden Valley & Miss Maggie’s Flowers
AT • Taste Eden Valley, 6 Washington Street, Angaston
Start the day with a girly morning in a private and exclusive masterclass in the backdrop of the cottage gardens of Taste Eden Valley. Create gorgeous centerpieces with fresh flowers while tasting premium wines from the Barossa/Eden Valley region. Start with a glass of bubbly before moving onto local cheeses and other nibbles!

Friday 21st April

Domain Barossa Does Cheese and Chocolate
HOW MUCH • $30
TIME • held at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm
PRESENTED BY • Domain Barossa
AT • Domain Barossa Cellar Door, 25 Murray Street, Tanunda
To answer Christina Aguilera’s age old question of what a girl wants – this event is the answer. The combination of wine, chocolate and cheese is the divine miracle we just can’t say no to. Indulge in an afternoon of divine pairings of the cellar door’s flights with fromage and chocolate that will make any girl melt.

 Domain Does Cheese and Chocolate

Long Table Lunch feat. Restaurant Blackwood
HOW MUCH • $120
TIME • 12pm-4pm
PRESENTED BY • Whistler Wines
AT • Whistler Wines, 241 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
If you’re after a take-care-of-me, inclusive, long lunch to remember, this is one not to be missed. The legendary Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurant Blackwood will be taking care of the menu, so be prepared for the locally sourced, native ingredient focused, seasonal food they are known for. Accompanied with Whistler Wines’ best pours, including unmistakable classics to new generation favourites, this is no ordinary long lunch!

Whistler Wines Long Table Lunch

Shop Barossa Tasting Trail
HOW MUCH • Free
TIME • 10am-4pm
PRESENTED BY • Tourism Barossa
AT • Various venues
In the midst of a whole weekend of eating and drinking (not that there’s anything wrong with that), you’re bound to get that natural itch for a little bit of retail therapy. Good news – the Barossa has an excellent retail scene, filled with talented artisans, local brands, unique finds, contemporary design and homewares… it’s the Barossa’s best kept secret. Kick off your Saturday the right way, grab a ticket and your Tasting Trail map from any participating venue. Wander along the main streets of Barossa’s main towns to find exclusive in-store promotions, sample traditional eateries and more. Visit at your own pace – it’s the perfect lazy-day activity which will take as much or little time as you like. Don’t miss a fabulous fashion show in the Tanunda Town Square from 2pm featuring local clothing retailer Lami Saru and baby and children’s store, Daisy and Hen! 

Shop Barossa - Alabaster

Saturday 22nd April

Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch
HOW MUCH • $183.50
TIME • 12:30pm-4pm
PRESENTED BY • Nuriootpa Futures Association
AT • Memorial Avenue, Nuriootpa
Enjoy this outdoor 5 course degustation under the shade of the old carob trees with fresh seasonal food served by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis and the team from Sprout Cooking School. The courses will be matched with wines from Nuriootpa’s best wineries: Elderton Wines, Yelland and Papps, Kaesler’s and First Drop, Gibson’s and Willow’s. Book soon if you’re keen on this one as there are limited seats available.

Sunday 23rd April

 ‘Our Table’ Lunch & Demonstration
HOW MUCH • $150
TIME • 11am-3pm
PRESENTED BY • Jacob’s Creek
AT • Jacob’s Estate, 2141 Barossa Valley, Rowland Flat
Visit Jacob’s Estate for an interactive cooking demonstration, walking through Jacob’s Creek’s food history, re-creating period dishes from the 1840s through to today. Recipes hand-selected from Jacob’s family diaries and journals, this is a true glimpse into the Barossa’s long-standing and intriguing history. End with the ‘Our Table’ lunch in the kitchen garden.

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Images supplied by Barossa Vintage Festival/Tourism Barossa

Megan VooBy Megan Voo