Gibson Wines of the Barossa has launched two new winery tour experiences, as the family winery celebrates its 25th year.
The experiences, which are available from 3rd November, include a full day Barossa immersion – Day with The Dirtman – personally hosted by founder Rob Gibson and promoted in partnership with Kingsford The Barossa.
The experiences are the first tour products that Gibson have offered at the Light Pass winery. They have been in-part supported by the Unique Wine Experience Fund Grant Program – an initiative of the SA Government.
Day with The Dirtman see’s Rob Gibson – winemaker, viticulturalist and geologist – turn into personal tour guide. Guests are chaperoned through the Barossa on a ‘live like a local’ discovery of produce and providore, along with tasting experiences among vineyards and some of the region’s best vistas. The day includes lunch at Gibson’s Light Pass Cellar Door, tastings of the rare and recently released ‘Special Bin’ bottlings, as well as barrel cellar access.
Gibson has partnered with Kingsford The Barossa – one of Australia’s most exclusive luxury retreats – in the Day with The Dirtman tour. The recently reopened property on the Southern fringe of the Barossa will promote the experience to its guests, as part of its signature excursion recommendations.
Gibson will also add a daily Barossa Shiraz by Barrel tour from Monday-Friday, hosted by Gibson’s vintage winemaker, Adam Fiegert. The tour offers the opportunity to step into the world of small batch winemaking. By accessing Gibson’s oak cellar with a winemaker, guests can taste Shiraz straight from the oak barrel its maturing in.
“This is our way of opening our arms to visitors, after what has been a tough couple of years for everyone”, said Rob Gibson. “As we move into having more of our freedoms returned, particularly for cross border travel, this is the time for us to be offering new reasons to come and visit the Barossa”. “We’re here, we have these gems to be discovered we want you to come have a bloody good time with us”, he added.
The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham congratulated Gibson on the launch.
“This $200,000 funding program – which will unlock more than $500,000 worth of new projects across the state – was established to assist wineries impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and disruptions to international markets, by encouraging the development of unique cellar door experiences”, said Minister Basham.
“The Marshall Liberal Government is pleased to see diverse experiences being provided to the public which will encourage people to visit our state’s picturesque wine regions. I would encourage every South Australian to take the time to explore what is on their very doorstep”, he added.
Gibson’s Day with The Dirtman experience is $450 per person, minimum 2 pax and available on select days. The Barossa Shiraz by barrel tour is $50 per person, available from Monday-Friday at 10.30am. Bookings are essential and available at www.gibsonwines.com.au