Barossa Valley Chocolate Company will support the Adelaide Koala Rescue this Australia Day weekend and host a range of fun and chocolatey experiences for visitors.

From Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 of January, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company will have a special release Golden Benni Koala, with $5 from every sale donated to the Adelaide Koala Rescue (AKR). Benni the Koala, the official mascot of the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, not only has a custom-designed chocolate mould but is also the namesake for Benni’s Café!

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Bringing awareness to a much-loved Australian species

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company has worked with AKR since opening, donating vital funds to help their efforts in saving Koalas by providing rescue and rehabilitation services, especially after the devastating bushfires last summer.

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company Group Manager, Marica Frost, said it is important to bring awareness to the much-loved Australian species.

“The entire team at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company wants to help support Koalas in any way that we can. They’re one of Australia’s most iconic animals and you see them in the Barossa all the time, so it’s very important to us to try and prevent this gorgeous species from becoming endangered,” she said.

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Australia Day Weekend at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Across the weekend, Benni’s Café will offer some good ol’ Aussie classics on their menu, including delicious, fluffy lamingtons, a chicken parmi burger, and a special fairy bread flavoured ice cream, handmade in-house.

The Vineyard Road Cellar Door will be open daily, with wine tastings and their signature wine and chocolate pairing experience, featuring premium wines grown from vines on the property.

Live local music

Live local music by local Barossan musical legend, Steve Angel will also be played on the Sunday and Tuesday afternoons overlooking the gorgeous water, making for the perfect setting to sit and relax with your mates and have a fair dinkum time.

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About Adelaide Koala Rescue

Adelaide Koala Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation and charity that runs a free koala rescue and rehabilitation service for the South Australian community that aims to educate and advocate for Koalas, without any funding from the government. As such their small team bears the burden of paying for all the out-of-pocket veterinary expenses that caring for sick and injured animals comes with.

Their modest team is supported by highly experienced veterinarians, animal science professionals, research scientists, natural resource managers, students, and conservationists who volunteer their time and specialty to help Koalas that need it most.

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