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Get your Christmas shopping done with free food and wine
This year, Christmas shopping meanders through Barossa towns, offering unique products and exceptional discounts, interspersed with sipping Australia's best (and in many places complimentary) wine, live music and tasting delicious local produce. This year, skip the city chaos and rushed service and set the tone for your Christmas, shopping Barossa pace and style.
In a local initiative on Saturday December 5, 2015, retailers throughout Barossa are offering quintessential hospitality and bespoke experiences. Offers range from discounts to free coffee and wine in store plus plenty of free gifts with purchase. An initiative by Tourism Barossa Inc., Project Officer Jess Greatwich is excited to announce "Over forty retailers across our region (and the numbers continue to increase!) are taking part in our #shopbarossa day, all of which are listed on our website. You can browse the retailers listed in advance, make a wish list of where you want to visit or just wing it on the day and hopefully discover a hidden gem. It will be a relaxed, enjoyable shopping day – with plenty of opportunities to refresh and refuel at one of the Barossa's famous restaurants or cellar doors". Shoppers will have confidence knowing they are supporting local South Australian business, meeting people who run the stores and make the products.
The stunning new Cheesecellar at Barossa Cheese in Angaston
In Angaston, Barossa Cheese will have the doors to their new Cheesecellar wide open for all to visit. You'll naturally find a terrific range of locally sourced and produced cheese in store, as well as a great range of gifts and experiences that bring all the elements of Barossa food, wine and crafts together. Cheesecellar Manager, Emily Kroschel says " Barossa Cheese is happy to host locals and visitors in the new Cheesecellar, with a free Halloumi Cooking demonstration at 11am. There are also staff on hand to help plan your Christmas hampers and platters for the silly season and gift wrapping available too'". Emily notes that "while Barossa is so much more than just wine, if you do need a break from all the retail therapy Barossa Cheese are offering a free glass of wine with each dine in experience throughout the day". Casa Carboni just next door are known far and wide for their exquisite Italian food and coffee and offering terrific discounts on a range of wine and crystal glasses, plus handmade Australian plates and platters.
Your shopping expectations will never be the same once you've been to Tanunda and visited Alabaster. Bridget Laucke, Owner of Alabaster is looking forward to the wonderful collaboration between local retailers which will be a great experience for visitors as well as locals. As for what to expect in store on the day, Bridget is pleased offer "beautiful organic tea available for those who like to take things gently, or a glass of wine for those who like to have a bit of fun. Alabaster is a beautiful shopping experience, so customers can take their time to look at our unique clothing and giftware, have a chat, sit down for a while, and immerse themselves in the serenity of the store". Alabaster has a reputation of high quality gifts, as well as beautiful dresses and outfits for any occasion.
The award winning Barossa Visitor Centre has all the details for how to get from one great spot to the next, with an extensive selection of retail offerings inside and hosting the Tanunda Craft Fair outside. Also in Tanunda, Barossa Music Centre will have live music setting the tone for 25% off store wide.
The picturesque Barossa Visitor Centre will be open to answer all your questions and hosting the Tanunda Craft Fair
With such a tremendous number of retailers, cellar doors and producers involved, there will be something for everyone. "We're so delighted that the retailers of the Barossa have joined together and embraced this initiative with such enthusiasm. It's a fantastic way for locals and visitors to discover our region and the high quality, diverse retail offering we have here in the Barossa" adds Jess, Tourism Barossa Inc.
When the bloom of the jacaranda tree is here, to Barossa is where you should steer. For more information and a list of all the fantastic discounts and specials on offer for the day, check out Shop Christmas on Barossa.com
Interesting and well presented article.Although I have been travelling to the Barossa since the 1950's,I have never been to the Information Centre you have pictured.Now that I have seen this picture,I will endeavour to call in,next tine I am up that way.
By the way, are there discussions/plans about running some trains/railcars to Tanunda that you know of.Thanks,Noel.