19 Apr 2023

Barossa Vintage Festival to showcase best of the Barossa

Explore the best of the Barossa from today until April 23 with Australia's longest running wine festival – Barossa Vintage Festival – which celebrates its 75th anniversary with 75 events as part of its epic 2023 program.

The biennial festival returns with pride and passion from April 19-April 23 with 75 community and cultural events across the region expected to attract more than 70,000 people to South Australia’s largest regional festival.

Barossa Vintage Festival (BVF) is inspired by its rich history in quality food, wine, art, and culture as it looks to the future with new custodians Barossa Australia.

These include cherished community events such as the Vintage Festival Parade, Vintage Festival Ball, Barossa Made Market, and Ziegenmarkt alongside new events such as the interactive photo studio event I See You Like This hosted at Jacob’s Creek created by acclaimed artist Jessica Wilson while The Barossa Vintage Festival Hub in Tanunda is the perfect place to kick off your BVF experience.

An exciting highlight of the festival this year is the inclusion of a new micro-music festival, Barossa Live and Local, which sits within the national Live and Local program. Barossa Live and Local is co-financed between The Barossa Council, the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office and APRA AMCOS and sees 30-plus local musicians perform at the Hub and other venues across the Barossa.

The best of Barossa’s rich food and wine heritage will be on show with the region’s most celebrated winemakers and chefs creating events such as the distinguished Barons of Barossa Grand Barons Tasting, the world-famous Barossa Wine Auction, and stunning Sunset at Seppeltsfield Rd at the iconic Avenue of Palms.

Barossa Australia’s CEO James March said Barossa Australia is delighted to be the new custodian of the Barossa Vintage Festival for its 75-year anniversary.

"There has been significant investment in the evolution of the Festival, balancing the traditions of the past with a view to the future. With an exciting and diverse program of events we are certain that community, partners, and visitors will love our 2023 event," Mr March said.

Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said it is an incredible milestone for the Barossa to be celebrating 75 years of the Barossa Vintage Festival, making it the country’s longest running wine festival.

“This beloved event is set to showcase everything that makes the Barossa a major tourism drawcard for South Australia, its world-renowned winemakers and cellar doors, quality food and produce, and rich culture – all set amongst some of the world’s oldest vines," Minister Bettison said.

“Regional tourism is hugely valuable to our state’s economy, and regional events give visitors another reason to get out and spend with local businesses. I look forward to seeing this year’s festival do just that.”

The Barossa Vintage Festival is supported by the Government of South Australia through the South Australian Tourism Commission.