Bonjour Barossa

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/13/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Bonjour Barossa is returning to Seppeltsfield for a delightful showing of French artisan produce, events and activities. France is coming to the Barossa, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun!

Don your finest beret and get ready to sample cheese, pastries, and champagne from South Australian producers. With masterclasses, walking tours and perfume workshops there’s something for everyone. Little ones will love Le Petit, a pint-sized festival just for kids! Join in with hilarious puppet shows and cupcake decorating, while adults sit back to enjoy delightful local musicians. 


At over 165 years old, Seppeltsfield is one of Australia’s first wineries. Initially the area was to be a tobacco farm. However future generations decided wine was where the money was at, and here we are today.

Over the decades, Seppeltsfield became premium supplies for wine in England and grew their business to include other alcohols like brandy and gin. The current custodian of the winery is Warren Randall. He worked for the family in the 1980s and has seen the company through many advancements such as the winery’s interest in gastronomical ventures.

Producers in Attendance

  • Dough

    Coming from the Adelaide Central Markets is Dough. The innovative bakery whips up French-style pastries, bread and sweet tarts that will make your mouth water. If you’re a bread lover, join FINO’s Head Chef Sam Smith on a sourdough masterclass. Here you’ll learn the recipe and even go home with some French onion soup, sourdough culture, and a recipe card.

  • Barossa Valley Cheese Company

    France and it’s love for cheese is never ending. This love inspired Victoria McClurg of The Barossa Valley Cheese Co to open up Cheesecellar in 2003. At the festival, you’ll discover some of their best-loved cheeses. Victoria’s cheese tell the stories of her time in France, and will transport you there with her. If you want to go one step further, join Victoria and cheese curator Valerie Henbest as the take you through the ages of cheese making. Learn about cheese in Australia and around the world. They’ll share their love of cheese with you while you dig into delicious bries.

  • Vasse Virgin

    Located within the Seppeltsfield estate, Vasse Virgin owner’s Louis and Edwina rely upon their 20 years in the soap business to produce healthy and natural products. Lovingly formed with olive oil, essential oils and herbs they’ll rejuvenate your skin. In 2018, the Vasse Virgin Factory opens at Seppeltsfield, quickly becoming a tourist must-see spot. At the Bonjour Barossa festival, you’ll be able to purchase these handmade items as well as join a masterclass making your very own perfume using a blend of essential oils.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.