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Gourmet success

Gourmet success

The annual Barossa Gourmet Weekend kicked off on Friday and was a chance once again for the region to showcase the very best it had to offer in food, wine, entertainment, hospitality and scenery.

This year the three-day festival hosted over 35 events, offering an overflowing programme of breakfasts, long-lunches, food and wine experiences, wine master classes and cooking classes to suit everyone from families and foodies to wine enthusiasts and weekenders.

President of the Barossa Gourmet Weekend Committee, Ms Nicole Hodgson said that overall numbers were up on last year’s for Seppeltsfield Winery.

“The nicer weather brought more crowds out on the Sunday but overall both days were successful and the rain didn’t keep people away,” she said.

Nicole continued on to say that the weekend showcased the Barossa’s food and wine capabilities giving tourists an excuse to experience what it had to offer.

“The Be Consumed campaign opened up an art and community focus to the event this year,” said Nicole.

“The Jam Factory held the Be Consumed exhibition which was a success and opened up to a broader audience.”

The Zero Waste Long Lunch held at the Bush Gardens Volunteer Centre in conjunction with the Barossa Farmers Market on Sunday was also a great success with the event quickly becoming sold out.

“We have had really positive comments about this year’s Barossa Gourmet brochure and really good distribution,” said Nicole.

“A lot of people that attended the wine master classes booked via the brochure.”