What’s new & what’s happening

Keep up to date with what’s going on in the vineyard and new developments at the cottages. Read about what’s happening in and around the Barossa to plan the best time for your getaway.


Endless Summer Sessions @ First Drop Wines

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Jan 30, 2018 in Uncategorised

Friday 2 February 2018 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Friday 9 February 2018 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Phone: 0431 635 719 For the first time ever, First Drop’s “Home Of The Brave” Cellar Door & Tapas Room is going late for good times, great wines and cracking food this summer! Featuring DJ’s, wine specials, the …

Whistler Stew and Shiraz Day – Sun 9 June 2013

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Jun 06, 2013 in Activities, Barossa Events

Stew & Shiraz is one of the most popular events staged at Whistler Wines each year. Enjoy food by Owen Andrews and live music with The Lunchcutters. In addition, there will be a kid’s craft marquee, horse rides, campfires etc. Numbers always build quickly at this event and the last one was no exception with over …

Whistler Wine Down for Mother’s Day

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Apr 23, 2013 in Activities, Barossa Events
Whistler Wine Down for Mother’s Day

Here’s a great family idea for Mother’s Day, enjoy good food, wine and live music together in the beautiful bushland setting of Whistler Wines. Bring mum out for a treat on Mother’s Day at Whistler Wines.  Food can be purchased from the kitchen so you don’t have to worry about booking anything.  Live music by …

Barossa Marathon Sun 26 May 2013

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Apr 23, 2013 in Activities, Barossa Events

Entries are now open for the Jacob’s Creek Barossa Marathon 2013. The annual event, which is open to both runners and walkers, takes place on 26 May. Competitors can choose from four divisions: marathon, half-marathon, 10kms and 5kms. Organisers say that the course is now flatter and faster than ever. Early bird entries are available online. …

Chateau Tanunda – Terroirs of the Barossa vineyard tour and lunch Fri 19 April

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Apr 12, 2013 in Activities

Chateau Tanunda’s chief winemaker Stuart Bourne will conduct a very special ‘Terroirs of the Barossa’ vineyard tour on 19 April, followed by a luscious three-course lunch prepared by Owen Andrews. Stuart will take guests on a personal tour through the vineyards that produce grapes for the Chateau’s Terroirs of the Barossa Shiraz. The vineyard tour …

Barossa Air Show – Sat 14th April

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Apr 12, 2013 in Activities
Barossa Air Show – Sat 14th April

The Barossa Air Show is back. The show has been running since 1998 and this year promises to be bigger than ever, with displays of vintage aircraft, plus the very latest models. In addition, some of Australia’s top aerobatic champions will be performing in the skies above the Barossa Ranges. There will be plenty of …

Australia Day @ Whistler Wines

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Jan 15, 2013 in Barossa Events

Come along to Whistler Wines on 26 January for a free family fun day. Music by John Williams Aussie Tucker food by 40’s Café Fun activities: Barossa Thong Throwing Competition, Tug-a-War: Aussies vs World, Two Up Competition, Kids craft and games Prizes for “Best Dressed Aussies” BYO chair No BYO When: 26 January, 11am to 5pm …

Mt Pleasant Twilight Xmas Market – Fri 21 Dec

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 20, 2012 in Barossa Events

Great place to pick up fresh local produce for your Xmas celebrations. Friday 21 December 5pm -9pm Mount Pleasant Showgrounds (Talunga Park), Mount Pleasant

Artisans of Barossa announces “Food by Mark McNamara”

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 20, 2012 in Barossa Events

In a new partnership, renowned Barossa Chef Mark Mcnamara has created wine friendly food plates exclusively for the Tasting Bar at Artisans of Barossa. The new food plates will be available daily from 11am-5pm. The plates will be priced between $15 and $20 each, and can be shared at the Tasting Bar or combined to form …

Barossa Vintage Festival 30 March – 7 April 13

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 19, 2012 in Barossa Events

The 2013 Barossa Vintage Festival (30 March to 7 April) brings together more than 100 separate events ranging from gala dinners to winemaking classes, concerts, art exhibitions and wine auctions. The Festival begins with the ever popular opening event “Carnival at Seppletsfield”. Other highlights include the Black Tie Festival Ball, which dates back to 1947, and …

“The Adventures of Tin Tin” @ Jacob’s Creek outdoor cinema 4 Jan 13 * Free tickets *

Spend your summer nights relaxing among the vines and stars at the Jacob’s Creek outdoor cinema. Every Fri night duirng Jan and Feb you can choose from a selection of all time favourite flicks, as well as sumptuous food and great wines. The season begins Fri 4 Jan with The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Cost: $15 …

Jazz Diva – Michelle Nicolle @ Barossa Arts and Convention Centre 12 Jan 13

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 19, 2012 in Barossa Events

Barossa’s own jazz superstar Michelle Nicolle is back for one concert only on 12 January. Born and raised in Angaston, Michelle is regarded as Australia’s number one female jazz singer. Now based in Melbourne, Michelle has enjoyed a glittering career over the past 15 years, playing at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals in …

Australia Day @ Whistler Wines

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 19, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

Come along to Whistler Wines on 26 January for a free day of family fun. This year’s line-up includes music by John Williams, food by 40’s Café and plenty of free kids’ activities: Aussie craft, games, tattoos, Thong Throwing and Tug-a-War; Coffee by “Coffee Pot” When: 26 January 2013, 11am to 5pm Where: Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield …

Free tickets – Outdoor Cinema @ Jacob’s Creek

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 13, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

Jacob’s Creek Visitor Center  have just released their outdoor movie schedule for the upcoming Friday evenings in January and Febuary. ** Special Stonewell Offer: Book a weekend stay with us during Jan and Feb and receive 2 free movie tickets ** Enjoy an evening of open air cinema with fun, themed menus that change each …

Seasonal Table @ Peter Lehmann Fri 14 Dec

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 13, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

The gardens at Peter Lehmann Wines are overflowing with fresh, seasonal produce, inspiring resident cook and gardener Aileen Proudfoot to dream up a series of seasonal table lunches. Enjoy a hearty three-course lunch outside in the gardens complemented by a selection of Peter Lehmann wines. Bookings essential. When: 14 December 2012, from 1pm Where: Peter Lehmann …

Twilight Xmas @ Whistler Wines Sat 15 Dec

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 13, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

Whistler Wines is hosting its annual Twilight Christmas Nativity Night on 15 December. Enjoy a performance by Kapunda Musical Society and band Eden. There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids. BYO picnic and chairs/rugs. Entry: $5 adult, $2 child. When: 15 December 2012, 6-9pm Where: Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga Ph: 08 8562 …

Artisans Market @ Greenock this Friday 14 Dec

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 13, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

Stallholders are gearing up for their Christmas market on Friday. As always, this community market, held on the second Friday night of the month during summer, showcases the best artisanal produce from the Greenock region. In addition to fruit, veg, honey and other foodstuffs, you’ll also find stalls selling candles, mosaics, woodwork, homespun wool, plants …

What’s on @ Artisans Tasting Room

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Dec 13, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

The Artisans of Barossa Cellar Door is open 11am – 6pm 7 days a week and is located on the outskirts of Tanunda on the corner of Magnolia and Light Pass Roads. For just $5pp (redeemable on purchase) you can taste 14 Artisan wines, with the list changing monthly. Each Saturday and Sunday there is …

Stonewell Cottages features in the In Eclipse Magazine

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Media

Stonewell Cottages has been reviewed and features in the Eclipse Mitsubishi emagazine. Check out the review written by Jenny Lamattina and some terrifc images she took during her stay. We especially love the close up profile of Merlot the duck! Jenny Lamattina B.Comm LL.B (Hons) Freelance Travel Writer Founder and Author, Beautiful Accommodation www.beautifulaccommodation.com Editor, Eclipse Mitsubishi …

Stonewell Cottages featured property in Beautiful Accommodation

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Media

Stonewell Cottages has been made a featured property on www.beautifulaccommodation.com

Candlelight Concert @ The Barossa Regional Gallery

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Activities

VJ productions proudly presents – Candlelight Concert @ The Barossa Regional Gallery featuring Suzannah Espie ‘Sea of Lights’ Album Launch Tour with special guests Liz Stringer and Chris Altmann. Tickets $30.00 per person Purchase from from the Barossa Music Centre in Tanunda or phone  0417 084 191. Doors will be opening at 7pm, bring along a picnic supper, there …

Wine Down @ Whistler Wines

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Activities

The year is winding down fast and this is Whistler Wines LAST WINE DOWN FOR 2012. Enjoy live music by Sam Brittain and food by Barossa Wurst Haus and Coffee by Coffee Pot Free entry. BYO chair, sunscreen and hat – no BYO alcohol When: Suday 11 November 2012, 11:00am-5:00pm Where: Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield Road, Marananaga For more …

The Breakfast Rave Pop-Up Cafe

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Activities

Barossa Coffee Roasters and Scullery Made Tea are teaming up again to for the Breakfast Rave – the very popular pop-up cafe the locals are raving about! Fairtrade, organic and sustainable breakfast with live music. When: Sunday Nov 11th 8am – midday Where: Chateau Tanunda, Basedow Road, Tanunda

Cuvee Louise @ The Louise

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Activities

Appellation’s team and Pommery champagne have teamed up to bring you a fine lunch of seven dishes paired to eight fine Pommery champagnes, including premier crus and vintages of the esteemed Cuvee Louise and Cuvee Louise Rose. Join the team at Appellation on: Saturday 10th November 2012 at midday at Appellation restaurant for a delicous …

Artisans Market at Greenock

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Nov 08, 2012 in Activities

Artisans at Greenock is a village market held on the second Friday night of the month during the months of October to March. Previously held in the town square, this season the market is being held at The Stone Shed and carpark of Murray Street Vineyards, which offers undercover shelter for the stalls if needed. The …

Take time out to stop and smell the roses!

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 18, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events
Take time out to stop and smell the roses!

Come and join the garden party at the 2012 Barossa Rose and Flower Show. Acknowledging the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, the Barossa Rose and Flower Show will be held this year at Barossa Chateau. The Queen opened the 25 acre rose garden created by Hermann Thumm ten years ago. The Chateau’s Art …

New Seasonal Food and Wine Matching @ Chateau Tanunda

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 17, 2012 in Activities

Have you heard about the new seasonal food and wine matching offer at Chateau Tanunda? Visit the cellar door where you can try four wines and four “tastes of the Barossa” for just $15. The wine selection includes the “Barossa Tower” range, which showcases both classic and emerging varieties with a Mediterranean twist, the archetypal …

Picnic along the Para @ Peter Lehmann Wines

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 17, 2012 in Activities, Barossa Events

When: Saturday 20 October 11am-3pm Where: Peter Lehmann Wines, Para Road, Tanunda Celebrate Spring with a garden picnic at the Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door. Bring the family and relax under the gums with a glass of wine and a picnic box of local produce. With roaming entertainment by Cool 4 Kids, face painting and …

Bar 41 @ Dragonfly Antiques, Williamstown

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 17, 2012 in Activities

Dragonfly Antiques are excited to announce that they have opened a new Shop/Cafe. Alba Liddy is the proud owner of this gorgeous new cafe/coffee/tea shop called Bar 41 where you can enjoy a light breakfast and lunch. Open Thursday to Monday 8am to 4pm Closed Tuesday & Wednesday For more information contact 0422 037 699

Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market – paddock to plate shopping!

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 17, 2012 in Activities

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is a weekly food market that is a community run and managed not-for-profit business, providing local employment, supporting sustainable farming, and providing an affordable local food shopping experience for locals and visitors to the region. I’ve been told this is a great place to go to pick up a wonderful …

Spring Fling Package now available

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Oct 17, 2012 in New offers and packages

Time to shake off the winter, put those ugg boots and flannelette pjs away!! Switch off the telly! Spruce yourself up, get out and about and spend a beautiful spring day, hand-in-hand, exploring the Barossa – where there’s fresh spring air, markets abundant with wholesome produce and vineyards bursting to life. Package available for mid week …

Master Chef Andre Ursini comes to Artisans

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 29, 2012 in Barossa Events

This Sunday 2 September is Father’s Day so why not spoil him with a shared family feast as ARTISAN TABLE features Andre Ursini from MasterChef and Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar. Menu includes his Signature soft polenta dish, Italian artisan cheeses, biodynamic beef ragu, fresh snapper, house made gnocchi and to finish an assortment of …

New fashion boutique opens in Tanunda

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 28, 2012 in Barossa Events

Barossa’s girls are very excited by the arrival of a hip new store in Tanunda. Progeny, a cutting edge fashion and design boutique, is being launched on Friday – so make sure you check it out. Big thanks goes to Rebecca Toole who’s vision is to bring the world’s hottest new designs to the Barossa. …

Degustation Dinner at Seppeltsfield – Sat 1st Sep

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 28, 2012 in Barossa Events

Take up this opportunity for a great night of food and wine matching at Seppeltsfield Wines. This special event will take place in the original Homestead, in the beautiful grounds for a strictly limited number of guests. For $150.00 per person, you have the opportunity to become part of the privileged few to experience a 7 …

Marananga Wine Show

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 21, 2012 in Barossa Events

Come along for the Public Tasting this coming Saturday 25th August and taste over 100 wines from producers in the Western Barossa. This is always a fun night, the chance to mingle with the locals, winemakers and grape growers and share stories over a glass of wine…which usually turns into more than two!! Find out …

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 17, 2012 in Barossa Events

The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2012. Brave the cold and come on out for fabulous food, world famous wines and great live entertainment! Our tips: Start the day at Chateau Tanunda with a Sparkling Shiraz and a scrumptious breakfast by Owen Andrews. Then head up to Artisans for …

SALA Festival 3 – 26 August

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Aug 03, 2012 in Barossa Events

The 15th South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival has begun, a unique statewide celebration of the visual arts. The Barossa is host to a large range of SALA exhibitions at galleries, wineries, restaurants, shops and other venues throughout the region. Below is a list of some of the exhibitions to choose from. Barossa’s SALA Art …

Pruning started

Posted By: Tina Gobell on Jun 06, 2012 in What's happening in the vineyard

Despite the cold and wintery weather, the work in the vineyard doesn’t stop! We have started pruning which will continue for the months of June and July.The vines aren’t asleep for long though. By mid September, bud burst sees the Barossa spring to life, with the bright fresh new green growth of the vines.

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