This Mother's Day, Essen, by Artisans of Barossa, invites you and your family to an extraordinary lunch experience showcasing our award-winning, innovative, and contemporary Barossa cuisine with the best of Barossa's small-batch winemaking. Essen offers an occasion that promises to turn Mother's Day into a memorable celebration of love and gratitude.


A Special Gift for Early Reservations

In the spirit of Mother's Day, guests who make a reservation before the end of April will be entered into a draw to win a six-pack of Artisans of Barossa Blanc de Blanc. This exquisite prize will be presented as a surprise gift to one lucky mum on the day, adding an extra layer of excitement to the celebration. Make a reservation before the end of April to be in to win!


Two Exclusive Seatings to Choose From:

Understanding the uniqueness of every family's schedule, Essen offers two distinct seating options for Mother's Day lunch. The first seating provides a cozy two-hour window, perfect for those who plan to enjoy the day with multiple festivities. This seating will be staged from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm to ensure a smooth service for all guests. The second seating extends an open invitation to relax and revel in the company of loved ones until the end of the day, with no rush to leave the table. This seating will be staged from 2 pm.


A Culinary Journey Through the 'Discovery' Menu

For $90 per person, guests will embark on a culinary journey with our three-course 'Discovery' menu. The experience begins with an assortment of our Chef's chosen snacks, followed by an entrée and main. 


Curated Wine Pairings from Artisans of Barossa:

Essen is owned and operated by Artisans of Barossa, and the team has designed the menu with specific wines to complement your meal; for $40 or $70 per person, we offer carefully considered wine pairings, equating to two glasses of wine. Alternatively, guests are invited to explore our extensive wine list, featuring over 120 small-batch wines from across the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The Artisans of Barossa comprise eight small winemakers, including John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Sons of Eden, Lienert Vineyards, Schwarz Wine Co., Purple Hands Wines, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges, and Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., each dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of small-batch winemaking in Barossa.

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Tailored to Every Dietary Need:

At Essen, we understand the importance of catering to every guest's dietary needs and preferences. We encourage guests to inform us of any dietary restrictions or preferences when making a reservation, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable dining experience for everyone. Children of any age are welcome to dine in Essen at $30 per person.


A unique, private dining experience.

Enjoy our private room with views of the rolling Barossa Ranges and vineyards so close you are immersed in our stunning countryside. This room is available for tables of 16 to 20 guests, with complimentary sparkling wine on arrival. The room is fully accessible, and we can independently control the music level and temperature to ensure your family is comfortable.

Children of any age are welcome to dine in Essen at $30 per guest on Mother's Day. If needed, please ensure you request a highchair at the time of booking.


Add a floral touch to your Mother's Day celebration with our convenient flower pre-order service.

Available through our reservation platform, you can easily arrange for a beautiful bouquet to be delivered to your table, ensuring a delightful surprise for your mum.

Select a bouquet from our curated range of fresh, locally-sourced flowers when you book your table for Mother's Day. Our local florists will prepare and deliver your chosen arrangement directly to your table, creating a seamless and memorable moment.

This thoughtful service simplifies your celebration planning, adding a special touch to your dining experience. Celebrate Mother's Day with exquisite cuisine and the elegant surprise of fresh flowers at Essen.

Flowers by Bush Bunches

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Wine tastings too

Enhance your Mother's Day celebration with a bespoke wine-tasting experience in the Wine Room at Artisans of Barossa. Before or after lunch, we invite you to embark on a journey through our small-batch Barossa winemaking with one of our tailored wine-tasting sessions: the Discover Barossa or Rarities tasting. Guests are encouraged to reserve their tasting experience in advance, ensuring a seamless and personalized journey through the tastes and tales of Barossa. 

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This Mother's Day, allow Artisans of Barossa to provide the backdrop for a day of joy, appreciation, and culinary delight. With exceptional food, wine, and company, you can celebrate the most influential women in our lives with the care, elegance, and respect they deserve. Reserve your table today and make Mother's Day a truly special occasion.