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August 3, 2021

Food, wine and a little more in the Barossa

Be among the first to experience A Little More Barossa – a new food and wine festival that is shaping up to be the best way to explore South Australia’s finest regional destination.

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  • This article was produced in collaboration with Tourism Barossa.
  • Pictures: Supplied
  • Main image: Clare Falzon of Hentley Farm

Through more than 60 curated events over the month of August, A Little More Barossa will cover everything from long lunches and degustation dinners to mystery picnics and masterclasses in secret locations.

Tourism Barossa’s Regional Tourism Manager Jess Greatwich says with the state’s lockdown now over, the festival can offer a collection of smaller and intimate experiences.


A Little More Barossa
1—31 August
Multiple venues across the Barossa
Browse the full program here.

This article was produced in collaboration with Tourism Barossa.

Local establishments are uniting to encourage people to create memorable experiences in the Barossa.

“We really wanted to create a festival which showcased the diversity and vibrancy of the region,” Jess says.

“Get your hands dirty, learn something new that you can take away with you and have for the rest of your lives.”

She says Tourism Barossa has collaborated with various establishments to create events that showcase the talent of local producers and experts.

Pork and riesling lovers, there’s an event for you too


Barossa Distilling Co. and Ember Pizza, for example, have collaborated to create a pizza and cocktail making experience, running every Saturday in August.

“This brings additional interest and visitation to what’s going on in the Barossa,” says Neil Bullock, founder of Barossa Distilling and co-owner of Ember Pizza.

“Sparking people to get their imagination going and seeing what interesting events they can come up with is a good thing.”


Browse the full A Little More Barossa program here.

The experience will teach the techniques and precision of sophisticated sourdough bases, the 72-hour fermentation process, and why locally sourced ingredients are vital in the regional community.

“By making this accessible, we have a beautiful opportunity to get hands-on with skills people generally find interesting,” Neil says.

“And what better way to finish that off with a few cocktails?

“We want to bring people in and share some of our cocktail secrets with them and then get them to produce some incredible cocktails.”

The Dairyman with oyster mushrooms


For something a little different, join The Dairyman and Ali The Barossa Chef at their In-SPORE-ation Celebration of Fungus Long Table Lunch each Saturday afternoon.

The Dairyman’s Michael Wohlstadt and chef Ali Short will utilise oyster mushrooms in every dish, including dessert, and the event will kick off with a glass of Z Wine’s sparkling.

Michael says the lunch will be about exploration and “seeing the different ways in which mushrooms can be used as a central part of each dish with other products that come from the farm.”

The three-hour experience will also see you (semi-)immersed into farm life, with attendees led out to meet the dairy cows and enjoy beautifully crafted pizza on site.

Whether you stay in accommodation for the weekend or come up for the day, there are a variety of events to choose from.

Browse the full roster of A Little More Barossa events at the website.

If you love mushrooms like Michael Wohlstadt loves mushrooms, buy a ticket

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