Bonjour Barossa

The Bonjour Barossa festival will make its way back to Seppeltsfield this year in a delightful array of French artisan produce, themed events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don your finest beret and be prepared to sample cheese, pastries, and champagne from South Australian producers. With masterclasses, walking tours and a perfume workshop there’s something for each type of visitor. For the little ones, there’s Le Petit which will see them entertained by puppet shows and cupcake decorating, for the adults sit back and relax to the crooning voices of Louise Blackwell and the French Set.

Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield is one of Australian’s first winery with a history spanning over 165 years. Initially designed to be a tobacco farm by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt, the future descendants would relocate their efforts to winemaking. 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 who 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, an innovative bakery that whips up French-style pastries, bread and sweet tarts that will make your mouth water. If you’re a bread lover by heart, join FINO’s Head Chef Sam Smith on a sourdough masterclass where 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, something that inspired Victoria McClurg of The Barossa Valley Cheese Co to open up Cheesecellar in 2003 in the Barossa Valley. At the festival, you’ll discover some of their best-loved cheeses that took inspiration from Victoria’s time in France. If you want to go one step further, join Victoria and cheese curator Valerie Henbest as the take you through the ages of cheesemaking in Australia and around the world, sharing their mutual love for cheese with you.

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 au natural products that are lovingly formed by the use of olive oil and essential oils and herbs to rejuvenate the 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.

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