Winter isn’t a universally loved season. But there are particular perks that only the colder months of the year can deliver – whether it’s the ambience of rainy nights, cosy wood fire meals, or the beginning of red wine season. And, while we might be a little biased, the Barossa Valley has got it all and is a wonderful escape during the winter months.

As winter rolls into the stunning Barossa Valley, it’s time to cosy up and experience the magic this beautiful region has to offer. Picture lush vineyards blanketed in mist, ambient fire-side venues, and some of the best wine and food you’ll ever taste. Here are some must-do events that will make your winter visit unforgettable.

Winter Flame 2024

Grab your coats and head to Winter Flame 2024 for a night of Scottish flair and fiery fun. On June 29th, the Winter Flame torchlight parade starts from Jane Place, Tanunda at 6.00 pm. Think Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, and Highland Strong Women and Men. The parade ends with an epic performance at Murray St and Basedow Rd. If the music and dance don't warm you, the atmosphere and friendly community spirit will do the trick.

The Winter Flame isn’t an all night event, so make sure you visit us for a beverage before or come by for dinner after to complete a well-rounded night.

Truffle Dinner: A Foodie’s Dream

Calling all foodies, wine-lovers and everyone in between! On June 29, Essen at Artisans of Barossa is hosting a Truffle and Wine Dinner that you won’t want to miss. Imagine the rich, earthy flavours of truffle perfectly paired with robust Barossa reds and elegant whites.


It’s the kickoff to truffle season, so expect dishes that are as indulgent as they are delicious. Pair that with some of the best wines from Barossa Valley wineries, and you’ve got yourself a night to remember. You can secure your spot by booking directly.

Chocolate Heaven at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company’s Winter Dome Dining

Imagine this: you’re in a cosy dome, surrounded by vineyards, indulging in gourmet chocolate treats. Sounds perfect, right? That’s exactly what the Winter Choc Fest 2024 by the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is dishing up. Throughout July, enjoy one of four daily experiences in their winter wonderland domes:

  • Morning Hot Chocolate & Scones
  • Late Morning Melted Chocolate Trio Grazing Platter + Drink of choice
  • Lunch Gourmet Sliders + Chocolate Fondue + Drink of choice
  • Afternoon Melted Chocolate Trio Grazing Platter + Drink of choice

It's a chocolate and food lover’s paradise set in the heart of the Barossa. And with each dome offering a warm, intimate setting, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a luxurious, chocolate-filled dream.

Catch Jimmy Barnes at His Hell of a Time Tour

Get ready for an intimate night of rock ‘n’ roll with Jimmy Barnes’ Hell of a Time Tour. Running from June to August, Jimmy’s tour is all about stripped-back performances and great stories. Catch him in Barossa for a night of music and tales that will make you feel like you’re hanging out in his living room. Events in the Barossa Valley feel special with their cosy, intimate nature so you’ll get a rare glimpse into the personal side of this rock legend.

Shop and Stroll at the Makers Market Kapunda

There’s something special about the Makers Market Kapunda in winter. Held in the Kapunda Town Square on the third Sunday of each month, this market is a treasure trove of regional artisans, designers, and producers. Whether you’re there to shop, browse, or just enjoy the vibe, it’s a fantastic way to spend a chilly morning. The market’s warm, welcoming atmosphere makes it easy to lose track of time as you explore handmade goods, taste local treats, and maybe even find that perfect souvenir while you work up a hunger for lunch.

Old Vine Tasting – Artisan in the House

On August 3, 2024, join us for the Old Vine Tasting at Artisans of Barossa. This exclusive event dives into the rich history of Barossa’s ancient vines. You’ll taste wines from some of the oldest vines in the world and hear the stories that make them so special. It’s a deep dive into what makes Barossa Valley wineries truly unique.

Learn about the meticulous care and passion that go into cultivating these ancient vines and how they produce some of the most complex and exquisite wines in the region. Book your spot here.

Make Winter in Barossa Unforgettable

Whether you’re exploring the events or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, there are endless things to do in Barossa Valley. At Artisans of Barossa, we can’t wait to welcome you and share the warmth of our wines and hospitality. So, grab your friends, plan your trip, and let’s make this winter the best one yet.