More than 55,000 to enjoy Barossa Vintage Festival from tomorrow

14 April 2015

Lovers of world-renowned wine and food are going to be spoilt for choice at the Barossa Vintage Festival which starts tomorrow.

With more than 90 events during the next five days, the Barossa Vintage Festival is expected to attract more than 55,000 people with 10,000 people travelling from interstate and overseas.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the visitors would inject thousands of dollars into the local economy.
Barossa Vintage Festival is the longest running wine tourism festival in Australia, spanning more than six decades from when it was first held in 1947.

“It’s a highly-anticipated festival and the focus is on the very best the region is famous for – local, fresh produce and Australia’s premium wines,” Mr Bignell said.

“The Barossa is extremely proud of its heritage so it’s the perfect opportunity to see first-hand how some of the traditions have been passed down through the generations.

“This is a festival with all the trimmings in one of Australia’s most picturesque settings.”

This year also sees the introduction of the Young Ambassador Program which introduces 12 young adults to the business side of running a community event.

The ambassadors also actively promote the Barossa by hosting events during the festival.

Barossa Vintage Festival Director, Andrew Dundon said there was something for everyone in this year’s program.

“You can take the rare opportunity to join the wine makers at premium black tie events or pack a picnic and cycle around from winery to winery,” Mr Dundon said.

Program highlights include an old-world feast in an authentic vintage show hall of long dining tables and Ziegenmarkt – a bustling Germany-style market complete with live pheasants, pigs, vegetables, small goods, Barossa wine and food and a live auction.

For more information and the full program of events please visit: www.barossavintagefestival.com.au

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