Iconic Barossa restaurant Harvest Kitchen and internationally acclaimed winery Jacob’s Creek have announced a new partnership, with Harvest Kitchen moving to the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre at Rowland Flat.
The collaboration has come about thanks to a shared philosophy, with Harvest Kitchen and Jacob’s Creek having a strong focus on building community and bringing people together.
Harvest Kitchen opened at its current Vine Vale location in April 2015 and has shared the location for the past eight years. Firstly, with Artisans of Barossa, and most recently with Calabria Family Wines.
Harvest Kitchen co-owner Pete Little said the move to the Jacob’s Creek site is just 7km away and is an incredible growth opportunity for the business.
“We have loved our time at Vine Vale and the venue’s wonderful outlook and facilities. The team has also enjoyed sharing this space with the Artisans of Barossa and Calabria, and it has been satisfying watching these businesses grow and flourish. Now it’s our turn to step up and into something bigger to accommodate our growing demand,” Pete said.
“It’s time for a change, and we are excited to be able to allow bigger group bookings and more people through our doors. The purpose-built space has multiple flexible spaces for diverse group dining and a larger kitchen, enabling us to build on our existing menu. We also have access to the established kitchen garden at Jacob’s Creek and will further develop this to represent seasonal, native ingredients and the perfect garnishes for cocktails, providing the smells and sights of our Barossa seasons.”
Pete said the team is also excited about offering Jacob’s Creek limited-release and stalwart wines in addition to listing and supporting local Barossa producers.
Head of Brand Homes & Education for Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Jo Adamo, said,
“Jacob’s Creek has a long-standing history and winemaking heritage of 175 years in the Barossa. We are excited to welcome Harvest Kitchen to our landmark Jacob’s Creek home. We look forward to seeing such a beloved restaurant up and running and re-establishing the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre as a food and wine hub for the Barossa.”
With a soft launch planned for September and an official opening in December, Harvest Kitchen will showcase seasonal Barossa produce and wines to a broad audience.
“Jacob’s Creek attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Barossa every year, and both locals and visitors will use the nearby scenic walking trails,” Pete said.
“We’re currently finessing our new menu, but I can confirm it will have a Middle East meets Mediterranean feel, showcasing Barossa produce.
“The Barossa is our home, and we are so proud to be part of this community and share lovingly made local ingredients with as many people as possible.”
Harvest Kitchen will open at Jacob’s Creek Cellar Door, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat, on Friday, 8 September. Bookings are recommended. Harvest Kitchen Vine Vale will close on Monday, 14 August.
The Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre is open seven days, from 10am to 4.30pm.
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