Thousands to enjoy fine wine and dining at Barossa Gourmet Weekend

19 August 2016

Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism

More than 15,000 people will enjoy some of the State’s best food and wine at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend from September 2 – 4.

Now in its 30th year, the Weekend will feature more than 46 events, with key highlights being:

  • The Gourmet Trail, in which visitors create their own itinerary across 14 wineries.
  • A Father’s Day breakfast at Lou Miranda Estate to Fusion on the Fairway at Sandy Creek Golf Club.
  • The Krondorf Kollection Long Lunch, a day long dining experience across a number of venues – including St Hallet, Charles Melton and Grant Burge Wines.
  • Barossa Farmers Market Big Breakfast, a local produce market with local fruit, vegetables, herbs, meat, specialty bread, small goods and a special gourmet breakfast range to celebrate Father’s Day.
Background
The State Government has invested $70 million in additional tourism funding to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attract major events and conferences.

The 2016 Barossa Gourmet Weekend has received funding through the 2015/16 round of the State Government’s Regional Events and Festivals Program. For more information visit: www.barossagourmet.com.

In the 12 months to March 2016, 824,000 visitors went on day trips to the Barossa Valley.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the weekend-long event with more than 50 per cent of visitors travelling from other parts of South Australia.

It’s no surprise it is such a popular event - just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Barossa has 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries. The world famous Barossa name goes out around the world on millions of wine bottles and it is the top South Australian destination for interstate travellers.

The State Government is working tirelessly to attract more people to visit South Australia. Our recently released global campaign, featured the Barossa - its five star retreats, world-class wineries and award winning restaurants. It follows on from our internationally-renowned campaign, Barossa. Be Consumed which has won as many as 24 awards.

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