Nestled amidst rolling vineyards and sun-kissed landscapes, South Australia’s wine gem invites you to indulge in a sensory adventure. While the Barossa offers travellers something special year round, there’s nothing quite like summer in the Barossa as the valley beckons travellers and locals alike with a selection of activities that capture its essence. From craft markets to the very best Barossa valley wineries, stay tuned for what's on this summer in the valley.

What's On

Kapunda Makers Market

As the summer sun ripens the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, the historic town of Kapunda invites you to bask in the local charm and creativity at the Kapunda Makers Market. For those looking for things to do in the Barossa Valley, look no further. Part of the vibrant Light Country, renowned for its exquisite food, fine wine, and rich heritage, this seasonal event is the perfect reason to indulge, relax, and reconnect with family and friends.

Through March 2024, every second Sunday of the month transforms the Kapunda Town Square into a bustling hub of culture and craftsmanship. Open from 10am to 2pm, the market is a treasure trove where regional artisans, designers, and producers converge to display their unique talents and products.

Whether you're keen to find that one-of-a-kind handcrafted gift, sample gourmet local delights, or simply soak up the lively atmosphere, the Kapunda Makers Market is an experience not to be missed. It's a celebration of regional skill and a testament to the area's abundant offerings.

Crafting Natural Lip Balm

Amid the tranquil vineyards and the time-honoured wineries of the Barossa Valley, the Vasse Virgin Experience Room offers a delightful escape for those who love to discover and create. This summer, take a day trip from Adelaide and add a touch of handmade charm to your Barossa itinerary with a Vasse Virgin workshop.

In the 'Crafting Natural Lip Balm' workshop, held daily, you'll delve into the art of creating your own lip balm using high-quality, natural ingredients. It’s a perfect blend of learning and luxury, designed for those who cherish organic beauty and wellness. You'll leave not just with a new skill but with your very own lip balm, tailor-made by you, for you or to gift to someone close to you.

The workshop is an intimate affair, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Experience Room. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the lush landscape of Seppeltsfield while indulging in a uniquely hands-on activity.

This experience is more than just crafting; it's about embracing the local lifestyle, where every product tells the story of the region's rich resources.

The Still Co: Gin or Spirit Flights Tasting Experience

This summer, elevate your Barossa Valley journey with an exploration of the art of gin-making at Artisans of Barossa. For Adelaide residents and tourists alike, the gin tasting experience is a perfect way to savour the innovative spirit of the Barossa.

The Still Co presents expertly curated tasting flights, each at $25, which provide a symphony of flavours for the discerning palate. The gin flights feature a range of gins and spirits, including The Still Co. Barossa Shiraz Gin, Blue Flower Gin, Hemp Gin, London Dry Gin and more. Each flight provides a unique tasting experience, allowing visitors to explore different flavours and products innate to the valley itself.

Reserve your flight in advance, so we can plan for your arrival! Just click here to secure your spot.

Friday Fiestas

Kick off your weekend with a sizzling Friday Pizza Fiesta in the Barossa Valley! From 5.30pm till late, relish an ever-changing menu of pizzas topped with the freshest local ingredients at El Estanco. Pair your slice with a curated selection from a vibrant vino list or a handcrafted cocktail.

The perfect blend of culinary delight and festive atmosphere awaits—there's no better way to welcome the weekend. Remember, booking is essential for this sought-after Barossa tradition.

Rock 'N' Roll Country Markets Barossa

Step into a rhythm-filled marketplace unlike any other in Australia—the Rock & Roll Country Markets in Barossa. Taking place every second Sunday of the month starting from the 10th of September 2023, this market beats at the heart of Nuriootpa Linear Train Park. It's not just a market; it's a cultural extravaganza where family entertainment takes centre stage.

Live music sets the soundtrack for your shopping as you wander through 40+ stalls brimming with treasures. Get swept up in the dancing, admire the polished chrome of classic cars at the show n shine, and savour the offerings from food trucks and liquor vendors. While you immerse yourself in the festivities, the kids can enjoy the park's play areas and skate park.

Designed for Adelaide families and tourists alike, it's a day out that promises fun for all ages. So, mark your calendars and make your Sundays truly rock in Barossa.

Santos Tour Down Under

If you’re planning on visiting the Baross in January, there’s something special you won’t want to miss. Experience the thrill of professional cycling with the Santos Tour Down Under's Ziptrak Stage 1, set against the historic and scenic backdrop of the Barossa region. Cyclists embark on a challenging 144 km race through the Barossa Valley. Just a short journey from Adelaide, the Barossa boasts ancient vineyards providing a picturesque setting for the event. 

There are ample areas to position yourself to comfortably watch the race along the route. You'll enjoy prime views of the athletes as they zoom past, not once, but twice, ensuring you're at the centre of the racing action. 

Artisans of Barossa Wine Tasting

Delight your senses this summer with the Artisans of Barossa, where over 100 wines from eight independent, family-owned winemakers await. During our wine tasting experiences, you’ll get the chance to engage with the passionate winemakers and sip on small-batch, historic, and innovative wines that tell the tale of the Barossa's rich terroir.

Immerse yourself in the 'Rarities' tasting, an experience that showcases the valley’s most exceptional wines in a contemporary, sunlit space offering stunning vistas​​.

Or embark on the 'Discover Barossa' tasting, where a journey through an array of winemaking expressions unfolds. Taste up to six wines, including classics and emerging varietals, starting at just $20 per person​​. Book your tasting and begin a journey that celebrates nearly two centuries of winemaking heritage in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

As summer unfolds in the Barossa Valley, the region comes alive with markets, crafts, and tastings, offering a rich tapestry of experiences. From the Kapunda Makers Market to the vibrant fiestas and the Santos Tour Down Under, there's a multitude of ways to soak in the local culture and indulge in the Barossa's offerings. Plus, if you’re a wine aficionado, it’d be a crime not to visit us at Artisans of Barossa.