Baron nomination

How A Baron of Barossa Is Chosen

Membership of the Barons of Barossa is by invitation and, reflecting the Barons Charter, is offered to those who have made significant contributions to the Barossa in wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage or the arts. Barons are not required to reside in the Barossa and may come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

New Barons are inducted into the fraternity in a colourful ceremony held annually. Membership is for life.


Any Baron may nominate a candidate who meets any or all of the following:

  • Significant contribution to the Barossa community, its wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage or the arts
  • Significant promotion of Brand Barossa in a wider context
  • Significant history of promoting and supporting the Barossa
  • Significant philanthropy towards the Barossa

Responsibilities of a Baron of Barossa

When accepting an invitation to join the fraternity, that person undertakes to:

  • Actively support the fraternity’s values and initiatives, including but not limited to The Barossa Cellar
  • Contribute ideas and feedback to the fraternity
  • Further enhance the Barossa and the Barons of Barossa
  • Promote and foster the Barossa’s wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage and the arts


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