This is our favourite event on the wine tourism calendar. We love the way it showcases the Barossa as a whole be it food, wine, art, heritage or community spirit.
In the Barossa there are big plans and preparations for the upcoming festival held in the April school holidays.
The programme is getting back to its grass roots events, popular in the early years. We are happy to see this swing back to the good times of the past. The vineyards will be dotted with scarecrows, all the wineries will be presenting special feature events including ourselves with chocolate and fortifieds.
Liebichwein will again be sponsoring the grapetreading and presenting our wines at Barossa Comes Home, a special event held after the Festival Parade at Tanunda Oval on Saturday April 18th 2015.
Early bookings are advised for ticketed events!
See the festival programme
Janet’s Tour Diary – November 2013
I am just back from China since we couldn’t refuse an invitation to meet our importer and share a cross-cultural experience. I travelled with a friend to Foshan in Guangdong province while Ron stayed home to manage cellar door.
Our tour diary was jam-packed from 10am-9pm visiting wine shops, meeting family members and being guest of honour at a few dinner parties. Alas, no time for shopping!
It was exciting to see The Darkie and Premium Fortifieds featured on shop shelves and to meet the buyers and sellers and even their families.
We were escorted to places of cultural interest, served tea and visited a famous house and garden of ancient times. As you can imagine, the food was amazing. In a village restaurant, we got to net the fish and shellfish we were going to eat, then we picked out the green vegetables, and then it was served at our table and continued to cook on a hot plate in the middle. The Chinese like their fish fresh! In terms of wine, they loved the off-dry Gewurztraminer Riesling.
At the dinner parties we played guessing games – like how old the old vines are, what animal we see in the vineyard etc.
It was a privilege to get this opportunity. Next time I hope to take someone else in the family.
We are always asked to provide tips for tourists and visitors to the Barossa. There is a great list featured in the winter issue of Barossa Living Magazine. It offers more to see and do than just activities for vinophiles. You can take friends and family a bit off the main tourist trail and show off areas of natural beauty with amazing lookouts, it also covers foodie and cultural hangouts. We must thank the crew from Lyndoch Hill for the mention too!