2 Night Barossa Temptation
Australia’s most famous wine region is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Rich in history and bursting with the nation’s biggest names in wine, the Barossa’s rolling hills and historic villages make for a great self-drive holiday. Take some time to explore one of the world’s top wine regions – its rich history, culture and spectacular food and wine.
After picking up your rental car in Adelaide, it’s less than an hour’s drive to the Barossa. If you’re not in a hurry then follow the scenic route through Kersbrook to Williamstown, stopping at the Whispering Wall to check out this magnificent engineering feat. Continue on to Rowland Flat where you’ll discover the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, home of one of the world’s most famous wine labels. Enjoy lunch at one of many cellar door restaurants before stopping at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Free cooking demonstrations are held at 2pm daily and you might be lucky enough to meet Maggie herself! Overnight in Barossa.
If you’re in the area on a Saturday morning, enjoy breakfast at the famous Barossa Farmers Market. Chefs, foodies and winemakers turn out to source the very best from local producers and you never know who you'll bump into. Next stop is Penfolds Winery where you can have a go at being a winemaker on a ‘Blend Your Own Tour’. If you’re into history, follow the palm-lined avenue to historic Seppeltsfield Estate. Don’t miss one of their daily tours of the historic winery - you can even taste a wine from the year of your birth on their Centenary Tour. Overnight in Barossa.
Our SA Expert’s Top Tip
“It seems like all roads lead to wine and food in South Australia. Combine a stay in the Barossa with a few nights in the nearby Adelaide Hills or Clare Valley wine regions. Each region specialises in different wine varieties and they are all so close together, it’s a great way to taste your way around the state!”