The breathtaking Barossa Valley is known in lands near and far, mainly for producing outstanding foods and delectable wines. We Adelaide folk are incredibly lucky to have such a region that lies just a hop, skip and a jump from our doorstep; a mere hour drive from the city centre. This August, a multitude of locations within the Valley will be host to A Little More Barossa – a month-long festival dedicated to showcasing the best of the culinary destination.
This year the festival program includes a whopping 50 events that have been carefully curated – offering new tastes, flavours and experiences, across more than 40 Barossa institutions. From wine-inspired affairs, long lunches, winter dinners, masterclasses, workshops and an unexpected event, or two – keep a weathered eye on the festival program using the link below.
A Little More Barossa offers more than just eating, drink and relaxing too – if you’re into activities that are a little more hands-on, you can: test your creativity with clay and wine, or at an art and wine workshop, learn the secrets of baking with a masterclass at El Estanco, hit the dance floor at Pindarie, or gain exclusive access to Australia’s only regional cellar, The Barossa Cellar.
Making a return to this year’s program is Give A Little More Barossa – the pop-up soup kitchen with a cause. The concept was brought to life last year by Otherness Wines chef, Sam Smith, and sees a rotating roster of Barossa chefs, bakers, and front of house staff, cook and serve soup every Tuesday at Nuriootpa‘s shopping mall, Barossa Central. This year’s community collaboration will feature talents from: Vine Inn Barossa, Barossa Fresh Bakery, El Estanco, Cheryse Zagler, Rockford Winery, Mehl Bakery, Vintners Bar & Grill, and Apex Bakery – with all profits raised set to be donated to Foundation Barossa.
Barossa Australia’s Head of Destination and Visitor Development, Ben Patten says, “Forget staying home this August, this is a chance to discover something new. A chance to pull up a seat at a Barossa table and experience first-hand the generosity, warmth and flavours that make Barossa special.”
“We’re confident the strength of this year’s program, and number of events alone, is enough to entice people to visit Barossa in the heart of winter,” Ben shares.
A Little More Barossa is a simply divine opportunity to escape the city and experience the best of the Barossa on a plate or
in a glass.