October 24, 2019 / By Jacqueline Alanne
Time flies when you’re having fun and there's lots to be had in the Barossa this November. If the Valley is right up there on your hit list, then there's an endless list of one-off and weekly activities to enjoy. So pack your bag, jump in the car, and drive off into the sunset for a truly great weekend.
Friday at Five at the Distillery
Start the weekend with the locals at the Barossa Distilling Company! Enjoy gin for days, an impressive cocktail list, and live music weekly – whether it’s acoustics or a DJ. Tuck into woodfired pizzas and bar snacks and take it all in with a G+T in hand. Sit inside the bar, or choose the courtyard for warm nights. Bookings are available.
1918 Garden Bar
From fresh Coffin Bay Oysters to Eden Valley Riesling flights, settle into the Garden Bar and unwind, under the Norfolk pines. With a garden bar menu to work through, you could be here all night.
Friday Night At Turkey Flat – Malaysian Street Food
Every Friday night in November, join the team in their engine room as they take you through their new release wines. Start with a spritz, and leave with a belly full of authentic Malaysian Street Food. One to book!
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Wines by the Grass @ Kalleske
Join Kalleske for their monthly Friday night celebration, made all the better in the spring weather. Try Certified Organic and Biodynamic wines, food by Cintage Chef Co. Catering, and acoustics from the family – Amber Kalleske. With BYO lawn games and deck chairs encouraged, this is a very family-friendly monthly event
Rolf Binder: A 20 Year RetrospectiveFor fans of Rolf Binder wines, this is an event not to be missed. With the winemakers, taste Rolf’s back vintages as far as 1999 while they tell the tales that led to bottle. Rare wines, accompanying produce to pair, and a good yarn – what else is there? Bookings essential.
Barossa Beer & Cider Festival
If you’re a fan of the fizz, South Australia’s largest regional beer & cider event is worth a weekender on its own! Taste ciders and beers from across and SA and Australia, and enjoy your first drink free! After the day’s end on Saturday, stick around for the concert, including the incredible voice of Timberwolf, OK Moon, The Montreals, & Harli. Sunday is family-friendly day!
Melbourne Cup @ Old Redemption Cellar, Tanunda
It wouldn’t be Melbourne Cup Day without a lunch to dress for! If you’re taking a little longer than a weekend, why not time it with Melbourne Cup? Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, the big screen showing the race, a five-course lunch, and a fashion parade. Typically limited with tickets!
Friday Long Lunch @ The Tasting Shed
If you’re after the full Barossan experience, settle into The Tasting Shed for a five-course luxurious long lunch. With just 14 seats available per event at $150 per head, treat someone special on your weekend away…
“Kaffee Abend” – The Grand Ballroom, Chateau Tanunda
The oldest Western cultural Organisation in Australia circa 1850 returns to serenade the masses in Barossan tradition once again. The Tanunda Liedertafel is a male voice choir, moving for the first time from the Tanunda Show Hall to Chateau Tanunda. Expect to be moved.
Pig On The Spit Dinner, Kellermeister Cellar Door, Altona
Really, this one speaks for itself. Enjoy the spit-roasted pork process alongside live music, delicious Kellermeister wines, expansive views, and beer and cider to round it out.
Gibson Wines Sunday Funday. Gibson Wines, Light Pass
Sunday really is the most Fun day at Gibson Wines! Enjoy basket-pressed wines by the glass and bottle and delicious food, while local legends the Valley Cats get the crowd moving. A classic winery afternoon!
Santana & Doobie Brother Tribute, Lambert Estate Wines, Angaston
Fans of Santana-style guitar will be tap tapping their feet and swinging their arms all the way to Lambert Estate Wines for this unmissable tribute performance. First, Dino Jag & The Mighty Big will get the party started and have you collapsing into bed on Sunday night!
Winemaker Vs Chef Dinner, Chateau Yaldara, Lyndoch
Chef winemaker Chris Coulter goes head to head with Head Chef Dean Zammit over a four-course meal with matching wines! Get around the banter, cast a final vote, and enjoy the beautiful setting that is Hermann’s Restaurant within Chateau Yaldara.
Adornment Artisan Market. Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda
To round out the month, finish with a wholesome wander through the Regional Gallery’s Artisan open-air Market, Adornment. Explore art, design, wine and brews, or partake in a workshop! Soak in the vibes and enjoy the best of the Barossa in a relaxed environment.
November never fails to deliver in the Barossa. Enjoy a great event and explore one the greatest wine regions in Australia at the same time!
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