Get to know the 2019 Barossa Young Ambassadors

CLAUDIA FECHNER

AGE

22 Years Old

TOWN

Angaston

OCCUPATION

Waitress at 1847 Wines – Hermann’s Restaurant

What did you enjoy about the Ambassador’s programme?

The ambassador’s programme has been absolutely incredible! I have met so many amazing people who have such a huge involvement in the Barossa community. The opportunities this programme has given me is like no other.

What have you learnt over this experience?

I have learned a lot about the Barossa, but also myself. I have learned how important the Barossa Valley actually is to me and why the Barossa itself, needs to keep growing. 

The Barossa is a renowned place for wine and food.  However, most people don’t realise that it is also known for family and its culture.

Why should other people get involved in the Ambassador’s programme?

The programme is such an amazing experience and I feel so lucky to have been involved in it. The opportunities and experiences this programme has given me will be a true mark on my life. 

This programme is such a huge stepping stone in my career and I am so grateful for it. The programme is something everyone should want to be a part of as it is so eye opening and gives you so much inspiration.

What was a stand-out memory for you over the programme?

A stand out memory for me has been the opportunity to be involved behind the scenes in the vintage festival. Absolute highlight was working with Nicole Hodgson (Seppeltsfield).