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Renowned Barossa Valley Seppeltsfield Estate recently welcomed Culinary Icon Macro Pierre White to visit the estate, as part of Tasting Australia.

Internationally celebrated winemaker, Peter Gago, has been officially appointed to the role of Adelaide, South Australia's Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador.

November 18, 2017

Hosted by Lake Breeze Wines, the widely anticipated Grapest 5K Run is coming to Langhorne Creek, South Australia this November.

Sprint, jog or walk through 5 or 10 kilometres of picturesque vineyards at dusk, before rewarding yourself with 1km of wine-tasting stations.

Stay and enjoy the after-party with live entertainment by 'Hurricane Fall', one of the country's top up-and-coming country rock bands, as well as food vans, cellar door packages and more wine from the surrounding award winning vineyards.

If running isn't for you, tickets are available to purchase for the 1km Wine-tasting Walk or after-party as well. Find more information and tickets here. 

You could spend a lot of time at Seppeltsfield Estate these days without actually taking part in a conventional cellar door tasting.

The relaunch of the historic Barossa Valley winery last November after an 18-month redevelopment has put an even greater focus on cuisine (at the new Fino restaurant on site), art and craft (at the Jam Factory on site), a diverse events program, heritage experiences and even guided Segway tours of the property.

The judges in South Australia’s inaugural Best of Wine Tourism Awards were also impressed, naming Seppeltsfield the winner in two categories: for Wine Tourism Services and Art and Culture. The awards were held as part of Adelaide’s membership of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Seppeltsfield went on to compete in the international finals in Portugal in November and took home the prestigious title of Best Wine Tourism Service.

April 7, 2017 to April 21, 2017

Wine enthusiasts and collectors will have access to Barossa’s most exclusive and rare wines at the bi-annual Barossa Wine Chapters Auction in April, 2017. Presented by Barossa Grape & Wine Association and supported by Langton’s Fine Wines, wines will be auctioned online from 7 to 21 April and the live auction will be held at a special event on Friday 21 April, 2017.

The auction will feature rare vertical collections of back vintages, as well as large format and special releases from 59 of Barossa’s most prestigious and distinguished wineries, with a total of 159 lots available online and an additional 30 lots available at the live auction. Lots are valued from $40 up to $54,000, with wine to appeal to everyone from casual wine drinkers to connoisseurs and investors.

Held at the Barossa’s acclaimed Chateau Tanunda, the dramatic live auction will be conducted by Baron of the Barossa Andrew Caillard MW, and will be held over a three-course lunch, showcasing the very best of the Barossa’s local produce. Just 400 tickets will be available for the renowned bi-annual event, sold at $150 per person. The net proceeds of the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction are used to support the delivery of the Barossa Vintage Festival and other local charities.

Andrew Caillard earned the coveted distinction of ‘Master of Wine’ in 1993, an honour bestowed to just 353 people globally. Caillard’s passion for wine saw him co-found Langton’s following a lifelong career in the industry spanning across England, France, Germany and Australia.  Caillard is recognised as a ‘Baron of Barossa’, a rare distinction for non-Barossan’s, due to his strong support of the region and involvement as a wine auctioneer.

View the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction ebook from Tuesday 14 February at www.barossa.com/wine/barossa-wine-chapters-auction. Online auction open for bidding from 7 April on www.langtons.com.au.

Barossa Wine Chapter’s last auction was held in April 2015, resulting in record sales including AUD $12,815 for 2009 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Imperial, and an incredible sale of AUD $53,590 for 2009 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz Imperial.  In 2017, the auction is introducing the Seal of Provenance, to recognize the authenticity and integrity of the wines coming directly from the wineries cellars.

April 19, 2017 to April 23, 2017

South Australia's Barossa Vintage Festival will return in April for its 70th anniversary. The Festival dates back to 1947, when Barossa locals came together to celebrate the end of Vintage in style.

This year’s program showcases over 90 events over a five-day period and features a host of dynamic events that showcase the Barossa food, wine, heritage, community, arts and culture.

Immerse yourself in the Barossan way of life from large, multi-town events to wine tastings and long lunches.

Go to the Barossa Vintage Festival website

Construction is now underway on the d’Arenberg cube, a five storey multi-function building situated in McLaren Vale and set among Mourvèdre vines, with views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga and the 19th century homestead that houses the existing cellar door and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.

Barossa Valley based Yalumba Wine Company is set to complete one of the largest commercial solar system installations in South Australia, and the largest to date by any Australian winery. 

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Looking to add some peak experiences to your bucket list? Adelaide has you covered with these ten must-do’s, from heart-pounding outdoor adventures across rooftops to up close and personal encounters with native wildlife. Recharge with a bike ride through the picturesque Clare Valley countryside, or take an epicurean self-driving tour to markets and craft breweries. Enjoy the year-round festival culture in Adelaide, and discover some of the most eclectic nightspots and small bars such as the Pink Moon Saloon where the local wildlife gathers.

You can’t judge quality purely by the numbers, but they do tell part of the story of how and why The Louise has made its mark in the Barossa.

The 5-star boutique luxury lodge has 40 staff for no more than 32 guests, has won an unprecedented nine successive Hall of Fame awards from Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, and is one of only seven Australian properties affiliated with the prestigious global network Relais & Châteaux.

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