The 2014 Barossa Generations Lunch – looking back and to the future

Tickets for the 2014 Barossa Generations Lunch went on sale last week, with a flurry of excitement around the lunch theme: “Who Do You Think You Are Barossa?  And Who Are You Going To Be?”

The lunch, organised by members of the Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA), is being held on Friday 5 December at the popular venue, the Tanunda Show Hall. The event will be MC’d by Barossa grower and former Vigneron of the Year, Sam Dahlitz.

Open to everyone in the Barossa community, the aim of the lunch is to promote fellowship, food and wine at a shared table of generations of the Barossa community.

“The Generations Lunch is the perfect opportunity for wineries to share a table, food and wine with their growers – or for a family of several generations to share lunch and reflect on the things that make the Barossa such a special place in the world,” said BGWA, Chief Executive, James March.

As well as a traditional Barossa lunch, provided by local food producers and prepared by The Farm’s Elli Beer, guests will also be treated to the launch of the BGWA’s exciting, new intergenerational multimedia project entitled: “Who do you think you are Barossa? And who are you going to be?”

The video project aims to promote the story of the Barossa’s heritage of generations, food and wine culture, and sense of community – as well as provoking people to think about the region’s future.  It will be the start of a new ‘video history of the Barossa’.

“Our lunch guests on 5 December will be privy to the very beginning of this exciting new project by watching a five minute ‘vox pop’ of short videos filmed on BGWA members’ smartphones and tablets.  It features Barossans from seven years of age to 100 – from generational families to recent arrivals – talking about everything from their family’s connection with the Barossa and their favourite Barossa stories, through to their thoughts on what the Barossa will look like in 30 years’ time and what they see as the key to a thriving future for the region,” said Mr March.

After the lunch is over, others in the Barossa community will be invited to contribute their own stories filmed with a smartphone, tablet or video camera, to post it on www.barossadirt.com to build a library of stories for the video history of the Barossa.

“We’re looking forward to a great turnout for this exciting and historic event,” said Mr March.

Early Bird tickets until 24 November cost $85 pp inc. GST & booking fee.  After this date, tickets cost $90 pp.  Online ticket sales are at: http://e.mybookingmanager.com/2014generationslunch