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Barossa Generations Lunch 2015 – Another Sell-Out Crowd

Barossa Generations Lunch 2015 – Another Sell-Out Crowd

The Barossa Generations Lunch, organised by Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) with the support of volunteers, was held last Friday in the Tanunda Show Hall. 

Shared with a sell-out crowd of more than 300 guests, the Generations Lunch celebrates the camaraderie of wine grape growers, wine makers, food producers and the broader Barossa community.

MC’d by Ms Maz McGann, lunch guests were treated to a line-up of speakers, international and local, all speaking about the theme of “Barossa Heritage – now and into the future” with the intention of challenging everyone as to how the Barossa heritage can be used as an innovation point for themselves, their businesses and the Barossa community as a whole.

Guest speaker, Professor Emeritus, Jean-Alain Heraud, University of Strasbourg (France) spoke of the importance of genuine heritage and history in sustainable regional development and gave the community the guiding principle of “Ideas plus relevance equals creativity” to shape innovation in the Barossa. 

Professor Heraud was followed by Stephanie Johnston who gave a brief overview of the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid, which links the unique heritage of the Mount Lofty Ranges with sustainable development for the future. 

The Barons of Barossa showed how Professor Heraud’s principle works in launching the Barossa Grand Cellar with Mr Stephen Henschke, Mr James Lindner and Mr Stefan Ahrens giving brief highlights of the last 40 years of the Barons of Barossa and of the visionary development of the Grand Cellar.

Ms Maz McGann said, “The Barossa Generations Lunch certainly has become a great celebration of all things Barossa with this year’s speakers focusing on heritage and innovation. 

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.