The biennial Barossa Vintage Festival has been celebrated for 75 years. Locals down tools and come together as a community to mark the end of Vintage during a week of events and activities which celebrate the Barossa’s culture and tradition.
In conjunction with the Vintage Festival, the Young Ambassador Program is held. It acknowledges the significant place of young people in our community and their essential role in the future of Barossa’s wine, food and tourism industries.
The aim of the program is to identify enthusiastic young adults who have a strong interest in the Barossa region and to invite them to actively participate in the hosting and promoting of the Vintage Festival. The training and mentoring they receive help them develop personally and professionally while building the relationships which are so important in community life.
Each ambassador works on their own special project, which collectively makes a valuable contribution to not only the Vintage Festival but to the life of the Barossa.
At the Barossa Vintage Festival Ball, to be held at Seppeltsfield on Saturday 22nd April, one of the Young Ambassadors will be awarded 'The Barossa Young Ambassador 2023' for excelling in the Program and showing outstanding leadership and communication skills.
2023 Young Ambassadors:
Karen Kalleske, James Rothe, Santiago Bribiesca Diaz, Takeru Saito, Isabel Niestschke, Byron Hoffmann, Rhia Daniel, Sage Lawless, and Casey Miles.