I had one of the BEST days ever yesterday and it would be cruel of me not to share.
Anyone who has ever been to New York, says that when you walk through the streets, you get a buzz of energy in your belly and you feel like you could burst with life and happiness. It’s the exact same feeling I get when I’m in the Barossa.
With enormous green vineyards, beautiful farmland, delicious food, little historic villages and rolling hills, it really is magic. And we should ALL go there more often.
Lauren and I only just skimmed the surface this weekend, but if you’d like to follow in our footsteps and also experience THE BEST DAY EVER, here’s our itinerary:
FIRST STOP: Obligatory sight seeing
As we made our way to Seppeltsfield, we were surrounded by storybook-perfect rolling hills, palm trees, wineries and green open spaces. It’s hard to take a photo because everything is Insta-worthy (#firstworldproblems). The best time to take beautiful photographs is first thing in the morning, or at about 4:30pm, when the sun is starting to go down. The light, oh my God, the light!
SECOND STOP: LUNCH AT SEPPELTSFIELD WINERY
Okay, I actually have trouble finding enough “beautiful” adjectives to describe this place. It’s like you’ve stepped into a resort on the Amalfi Coast. Depending on your wallet, you can dine in the café area (super casual), in the garden restaurant outside, inside the restaurant or at the bar. We chose the latter option. We feasted on grilled Haloumi and roasted pumpkin, with an assortment of cold meats, olives, cheeses and warm, crusty rye bread. It filled our stomachs with happiness. The waiter who served us was also a treat. He’s the fifth star in the five stars we gave them.
THIRD STOP: ENDOTA DAY SPA BAROSSA, NOVOTEL BAROSSA VALLEY RESORT
It wouldn’t be the perfect day without a massage! My masseuse told me we should be getting massages every 4-6 weeks (I’ll be sure to tell my husband that.) Our Endota experience began with a cheese platter and champagne, which we polished off in seconds.
Our cheesy delight was followed by a warm foot bath, with the most gorgeous smelling scented oils. And then the best, most relaxing one-hour massage.
We had a joint room (because we’re basically married), but you can get separate rooms if you wish. They even do a couples red wine spa. We opted to do that next time, with our partners. Also, I was a little worried that Lauren may drink the red wine bath water.
FINAL STOP: BAROSSA VALLEY BREWING
Pizza and Barossa beer — could this day get any better? Sitting outside in the crisp air, with the winter sunshine beaming down on our backs; this place is amazing! It’s perfect for a Sunday session with the girls.
And that brings us to the end of our perfect day. Thank you for having us, Barossa Valley, you sweet little peach.
Feel free to share your road trip itineraries below, because we’d love to know where to go next.