Sunday, February 04, 2007

Barossa Vintage Festival April 7th to 15th


The 2007 Barossa Vintage Festival will showcase the best of the Barossa during April 2007, as it celebrates 60 years of Barossa food, wine, music and hospitality.
Commencing on Easter Saturday (April 7th) and concluding on Sunday the 15th of April, the Vintage Festival highlights the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of the Barossa Valley and its people.
“The Barossa is well known for its premium wine,” says 2007 Vintage Festival Chairman, Adrian Hoffmann. “But when you look beyond the wine and start talking to the people, you get a glimpse of the rich tapestry of culture and lifestyle that is the Barossa.
“The Vintage Festival perfectly captures and celebrates this unique blend.”
The Vintage Festival started life in 1947 as a Thanksgiving Ball to celebrate vintage and a return to better times after World War II. From that single event, the Festival has blossomed into a nine-day celebration, hosting over 100 events that showcase the Barossa’s blend of food, wine, music, arts and community.
The nine-day celebration is an extravaganza of events - from breakfasts to dinners, live theatre to wine tastings, produce markets to wine auctions, vineyard tours to art exhibitions and church services to street parades.
Visitors are not only treated to a wide array of events, but to the unique lifestyle that the Barossa has to offer. At a time when wineries are busy picking, crushing and fermenting their harvests, the community comes out in force, offering the best in Barossa hospitality – plenty of fresh, regional produce on the table, a glass or two of a decent, local drop and great friends to share it all with.
Wineries are joined by businesses, civic groups, churches and individuals to stage the various activities that make up the Festival, with some 1,500 volunteers on hand to host the myriad of people who flock to the Barossa to taste the best it has to offer.
“Community participation is a key to the success of the Festival,” says Adrian. “Many events are put on by fifth or sixth generation Barossans. It is these people that you find manning the stalls, running events and of course enjoying the Festival too.
“It is this unique blend of the good things in life – food, wine, music and friends that has seen the Barossa Vintage Festival grow into the state’s leading wine tourism event.
“We invite all to experience what the Barossa has to offer – to see our heritage, drink our wines, taste our foods and share our spirit and enjoyment as we celebrate.”
For further information visit
Festival Programs are available by phoning the Barossa Visitor Information Centre on 1300 852 982.
Tickets can be purchased through Venue*Tix online at or via phone on (08) 8561 4299.

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