Words by Rachael Crouch
The Brisbane CBD is home to a plethora of bars that stock acclaimed Australian and recognisable, international wines, small places that one can slink into after a hard day’s work and enjoy a glass (or five). But there isn’t anything like the real wine bars that you would see in the alley ways of Melbourne or dotting the calles of Spain…which is where Bar Barossa comes in. Bar Barossa has stepped it up a notch and assumed the role of Brisbane’s smartest and classiest wine bar. So whether you possess a well-developed palate or just generally enjoy a “standard” with some cheese, Bar Barossa serves hundreds of wines from the best wine region of Australia, the Barossa valley.
The Barossa valley itself is a 1,970 square kilometre region just outside of Adelaide attracting millions of wine-loving visitors each year. Bar Barossa, however, sits on the corner of Macrossan and Adelaide St, with a fantastic view of the city. While you may experience that lump-in-the-throat-walls-closing-in-on-me feeling at the idea of spending $40,000 on a bottle (which they do indeed stock), don’t fret, there are glasses of wine for $10.00 a piece. And do not fear, the beer and cider are also here, with several varieties available for those whose first preference is not vino.
Until August, Bar Barossa are running a competition. The “Show Us Your Rat Pack” competition involves winning $1,000 to dine and unwind in the bar! It’s the perfect location for you and your “Rat Pack” to share a few laughs and enjoy yourselves.
To enter, simply like the Facebook Page and click on the “Win” tab in the apps section. From there, you can enter the competition by uploading an image of you and your Rat Pack. Be sure to include a creative and attention-grabbing caption with the photo, don’t hold back! The best photo and caption wins. Pretty simple.
The opportunity to enjoy a bar tab in Brisabane’s best wine bar surrounded by your best friends comes few and far between, so round up your mates and get snapping for one of the great Australian past times, enjoying a red or white!
Bar Barossa is on the corner of Macrossan and Adelaide Streets in Brisbane’s CBD. Bookings are recommended.
The contest started on June 12, 2012 at 9am and will end on August 17, 2012 at 5pm. You must be reside in Australia and be 18 years or older to enter. No entries after the closing date will be accepted.