We never need an excuse to make the trip to the Barossa! The award-winning wine region is a melting pot of tradition and evolution, bursting with incredible produce, exceptional products and skilled people. And best of all? This wonderland of great food, top wine and unforgettable experiences is just one hour from Adelaide!
When you want to embrace what’s on offer in the Barossa, we can’t go past this beautiful mix of old and new experiences…
There’s a solid reason why the Barossa is on the lips of wine enthusiasts across the globe. There is old wine with some of the world’s oldest vines dating back to the 1840s — plus modern varieties and trailblazing producers ready to push boundaries to create dynamic drops — and everything in between.
If you’re after a historical sip, you can’t go past the Seppeltsfield Taste Your Birth Year Tour. The jewel in the crown of this iconic estate, the Centennial Cellar holds maturing single barrels of vintage Tawny for 100 years before they’re bottled. That’s a barrel of Tawny for every vintage dating back to 1878 — the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world! A tour and a tasting direct from the barrel of the year you were born is a bucket list experience and a delicious taste of Australian winemaking history.
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From the historic to a modern-day collaboration, we go! Artisans of the Barossa gathers over 100 wines from eight independent small-batch winemakers in the region. You can do a super tasty tasting in their Wine Room, indulge in their dining space, Essen, or pick one of their unique experiences. Whatever you choose, you’ll be buzzing with more info on Barossa wine that you can poke a stick at!
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Prep your tastebuds and head on back to the days before supermarkets and online shopping! Everything tastes better when you handpick fresh, seasonal produce and artisan-made food at the authentic farmers’ market, Barossa Valley Farmers Market, every Saturday morning from 7.30am until 11.30am. We’re talking the best in veggies, fruit, meat, bread, oils, preserves, pastries, dumplings, cakes, sweet treats… yummmmm!… from the Barossa and regional SA. Check the website each Friday for the tasty line-up of revolving weekly stallholders.
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Or, for a more modern way to add flavour bombs to your dishes, check in with the godmother of condiments with a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop! You can shop to your heart’s content with Maggie’s entire range of delightful products on offer, sink your teeth into a platter with a glass of Pheasant Farm Wine, or book into one of their incredible experiences, including gin tasting, interactive cooking demos, wine and cheese pairings, cocktail making, mocktail making and more. There are options galore, but one thing’s for sure — you’ll leave with your tummy and your heart full of love!
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FARM TO PLATE
If you’re looking for a really remarkable dining experience, you can’t go past Hentley Farm’s The Atrium. The rustic charm of the historic 1840s homestead, exceptional wines and the top-quality produce all celebrate the local area in a classically mouth-watering way. Chef Clare Falzon and her team plate up beautiful produce that grows wild in the region, is farmed nearby or is from Hentley’s own garden beds. You can book a discovery tasting menu of dishes with or without paired wine — it’s all about high quality produce and giving you a fine dining experience to remember.
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And when you want something a little left of field, a delish menu of brekky and lunch dishes with a South American flare should do the trick! El Estanco in Greenock is always bustling, as they serve up the freshest bread, coffee, brekky and lunch dishes and sweet treats all made on site each day. Everything comes from their own garden or local artisans, with the menu regularly changing up to make the most of what’s in season.
When you want to get some old-school romance and adventure into your visit, take to the skies with Barossa Valley Ballooning. It’s the OG way to fly and this peaceful yet exhilarating hot air balloon adventure at sunrise will give you a view of this world-famous region you’ll never forget. At the end of the flight, you’ll sink into a gourmet brekky and glass of bubbles at the Novotel Barossa Valley — cheers to that!
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Or, if you’re looking to completely recharge your body and mind, check out the Barossa Wellness Concierge. There’s so much on offer in the Barossa that can bring balance into your life, and this is a revolutionary way to tailor your experience to make it just right. Choose from all-inclusive packages or create a bespoke wellness experience, with walking trails, yoga, meditation, seasonal produce, health coaches, nutritionists and much more on the cards.
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Whether you’re chasing a Barossa experience steeped in history, or you’d like to try something a little more progressive, there are options galore when you visit this beautiful region. Our hot tip… try it all!