Barossa – Australia’s Wine Capital
Australia’s most famous wine region features more than 80 cellar doors, less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. To visit the Barossa is to taste the good life. Premium wines, including Barossa Valley Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, regional produce and acclaimed restaurants provide a gastronomic experience second to none.
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1 Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail
Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail
Discover the tastes and sights of the Barossa by following the self-drive Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail. Pick up a copy of the Trail brochure at the Visitor Information Centre in Tanunda, and discover intimate experiences, time-proven practices, and mouth-watering flavours.Add to wishlist
2 Blend Your Own Wine
Blend Your Own Wine
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with a 'Penfolds Make Your Own Blend' wine-blending class. Famous for its legendary Grange, at Penfolds Barossa cellar door you can blend your very own tipple before bottling it to take home.Add to wishlist
3 Maggie Beers Farm Shop
Maggie Beers Farm Shop
Visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and taste her range of local produce including delicious pates, jams, ice cream and verjuice. Free cooking demonstrations are held daily at 2pm and you might even be lucky enough to bump into Maggie herself.Add to wishlist
4 Barossa Farmers Market
Barossa Farmers Market
For a memorable Saturday breakfast join the hustle and bustle of the Barossa Farmers Market, held Saturday mornings from 7.30am 11.30am. Try the bacon and egg rolls, real eggs, real bacon and homemade sauce or chutney with freshly baked bread. It's a perfect start to the day!Add to wishlist
5 Visit local art galleries
Visit local art galleries
Virtually every town boasts its own art collection, tucked into a coffee shop, retail outlet or winery. Cellar doors at Peter Lehmann Winery, Gomersal Wines and Kabminye Wines also feature local artistry alongside their wines.Add to wishlist
6 Barossa Bike Trail
Barossa Bike Trail
Visit the region's cellar doors and wineries but don't let this indulgence get in the way of your transport plans. Rather than driving yourself, hire a bike and check out the new Barossa Bike Trail, a scenic cycling track between Angaston and Nuriootpa that stops at wineries along the way.Add to wishlist
7 Hot air ballooning
Hot air ballooning
Watch the sunrise over the Barossa vines from a hot air balloon. A spectacular experience that concludes with local sparkling wine, upholding the tradition started by the first balloonists in 18th century France, who served champagne on landing.Add to wishlist
8 Barossa Rose and Flower Show
Barossa Rose and Flower Show
Join the garden party at the annual Barossa Rose and Flower Show, held in November at Chateau Barossa. The Queen opened the 15 acre rose garden created by Hermann Thumm ten years ago, today you can enjoy the garden for yourself.Add to wishlist
9 The Whispering Wall
The Whispering Wall
The Whispering Wall needs to be seen (or heard) to be believed. The retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir is curved in just the right way, so a person whispering at one end can be heard clearly by another, more than 100m away. Try it for yourself!Add to wishlist
10 The Herbig Tree
The Herbig Tree
For a family tree with a difference, head to Springton. You'll find The Herbig Tree, a large, hollow red gum that was actually home to Johann Friedrich Herbig, his wife Caroline and the first two of their 16 children!Add to wishlist
Food and Wine
Rich in history and bursting with the nation’s most renowned names in wine, the Barossa region produces richly textured and generous styles, like the world-famous Shiraz. Barossan cuisine can be found around every corner and a local favourite is Hentley Farm for a unique wine and food experience! Every Saturday morning, locals turn out to source the very best from local producers at the Barossa Farmers market. Beer lovers will also find unique flavours to savour. The Barossa Brewing Company and Barossa Valley Brewing are two micro-breweries that produce fantastic local beers and offer brewery tours.
The rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges overlook a colourful patchwork of vineyards and picture book villages, with historic churches, stone buildings and cottages to explore. Trails, reserves and the famous Seppeltsfield palm avenue make the Barossa a perfect romantic escape. The leafy hills and valleys have inspired many local artists and galleries are sprinkled throughout the region.
Homesteads and Gardens
The Barossa’s towns and villages are full of heritage charm and characters with stories to tell. Make the baroque style Chateau Barrosa your first stop. Located at Lyndoch, the chateau offers daily tastings of their unique grape nectars, syrups, and very popular grape liqueurs. The antiques museum is full of paintings, furniture and porcelain and the whole property is surrounded by a 30 acre rose garden. Follow the flocks of birds and butterflies to the Lyndoch Lavender Farm, a working farm with more than 2.5 hectares of blossoms to enjoy. Collingrove Homestead offers guest accommodation set on 14 acres of manicured gardens and paddocks.
There is a wide range of accommodation options throughout the Barossa. Stay overnight in a vineyard cottage, a luxurious five star retreat or in one of the many hotels, motels, caravan parks and camping grounds dotted throughout the region.
The Barossa hosts events and festivals throughout the year. The Barossa Vintage Festival, Australia’s largest wine festival, is a week-long celebration of wine held every two years in April. Celebrate gourmet wine and food matched with fantastic music at the annual Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Sporting events include the Barossa Golf open, the Santos Tour Down Under cycle race and the Brauer Half Marathon. The Barossa Film Club hosts movie screenings each month and other festivals include the Barossa Jazz Weekend and Barossa Under the Stars concert.
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