Thursday, July 21, 2011

Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2011

Barossa Valley is well known for its sensational wines and gorgeous regional food. The region has a fabulous weekend (20 and 21 August) to celebrate the best of the Barossa wine region. With 27 wineries generously showcasing their world famous wines paired with heart-warming food and the best of SA live entertainment, the Gourmet Weekend is guaranteed to banish the winter blues. Come and experience Barossa hospitality at its best!

To get your experience underway, simply purchase a NAB Barossa Gourmet wine glass for $5 at the first winery you visit. Hang on to it as this glass can be used throughout the weekend at all participating wineries. For more information visit

This year sees the introduction of some special events guaranteed to delight locals and visitors alike. Take in a movie at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre on Friday 19 August, or relax with selected museum wines at the Penfolds Supper Club. For those with a culinary leaning, the Regional Cooking School at Yalumba, hosted by Peter Clarke from Vintners Bar and Grill, on Sunday 21 August will an essential foodie experience.

The Barossa Gourmet Weekend program is available here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Steven ter Horst Chocolatier

As we all know chocolate is one of the four main food groups. Wine, cheese, and something else complete the lineup.

Adelaide now has a new chocolatier. Stephen ter Horst has opened up a shop on Unley Road in Malvern, Adelaide. He has combined the best ingredients South Australia has to offer, with the highest quality chocolate from Belgium. This allows him to perfectly balance the hand-crafted chocolates. Not to forget the luscious petit gateaux and tarts.

A couple of the more interesting and delectable truffles include; 'Olio' a gorgeous dark chocolate with Olive Oil, and the 'Fleur de Sel' with a luscious salted caramel filling.

These can be paired with hot chocolates and Coffee Barun single origin coffees. Oh that's right, coffee is the other main food group.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Small Winemakers are Beautiful

Wine lovers will have the chance to taste over 100 new wines from 18 of the region's small producers when the 2011 Barossa Small Winemakers Annual Tasting kicks off at Chateau Tanunda on Sunday 17 July 2011.

The Barossa Small Winemakers is a collective of small and independent producers whose wares offer a unique snapshot of the Barossa's sub-regions and the craftsmanship that goes into producing small batch wines. Often tricky to track down in mainstream channels, Sunday's event is a chance to discover labels such as Balthazar, Eperosa and jb Wines.

Head to the Chateau Tanunda (9 Basedow Road, Tanunda) between 11am and 5pm, pay your $25 entry and enjoy live entertainment, gourmet food and of course a taste (or 100).