Be consumed by the flavours of the Barossa. At almost every turn you’ll find five-star retreats, some of the world’s best wineries and sumptuous food. Start your journey of gourmet discovery here.
Find the magic and unexpected flavours
Just a 50 minute drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally-recognised wine producing region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa.
Expect to wander into one of the many cellar doors where you can often meet the wine-maker, family owners and proud locals working with the wine. It’s a region founded on passion, pride and the humble South Australian spirit.
Be consumed by the Barossa.
Be consumed by the flavours of the Barossa. At almost every turn you’ll find five-star retreats, some of the world’s best wineries and sumptuous food.
The wine...oh the wine!
The Barossa was built on wine. Cool summers and rainy winters make it perfectly suited for red wine production - Shiraz and richly flavoured Cabernet. Nearby Eden Valley boasts a stellar reputation for premium wines thanks to its higher altitude and cooler climate. It is perfect for producing Riesling and Chardonnay.
Generations of families have invested their passions to produce some of the most iconic and award-winning wines in the world. With more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries – from the boutique to the internationally renowned – you're bound to find a drop you like. You can even make your own at Penfolds and take a bottle home with you.
Picture location: Seppeltsfield Winery - home to a cellar door, Fino restaurant, JamFactory and more.
Great wine calls for great food
With great wine comes great food so make sure you leave enough time to sample all of the locally-produced delights the Barossa has to offer. The 10 kilometre-long Seppeltsfield Road
is home to some of the Barossa’s most famous wineries and gourmet destinations including Hentley Farm
Australian icon Maggie Beer is a champion of the Barossa and you can visit the Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Nuriootpa for a tangy taste of verjuice or creamy Pheasant Farm pâté. Follow the Butcher, Baker, Winemaker trail (and VIP experience) or the Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail, which matches four Barossa Valley Cheese Company cheeses with local wines.
Picture location: Hentley Farm restaurant at Hentley Farm Winery - 2015 Winery of the Year.
A romantic weekend escape
The Barossa is a great romantic escape. Take some time, just the two of you and escape here for the weekend. Check in and chill out at The Louise
. Each of the 15 rooms have private terraces and spacious en suites. Dinner is served at Appellation, which has been recognised as one of Australia's finest regional dining experiences.
is where nineteenth-century charm comes together with five star accommodation and service. It enjoyed international fame through the TV show McLeod's Daughters. Roam around this magnificent property with your picnic basket and enjoy the country air.
Picture location: Kingsford Homestead, one of the Barossa's luxury retreats.
Now start planning your trip
There are lots of choices for places to stay in the Barossa, from hosted bed and breakfasts to family-friendly caravan parks. Download maps and brochures and explore the region on a self-drive holiday. The view from the top of Mengler Hill Lookout is amazing.
Explore the region's attractions like the Whispering Wall and Herbig Tree, which was the home of one of the Barossa's first families. Feeling adventurous? Take a hot-air balloon flight and see Barossa from the skies.
Ask a local
The Visitor Information Centres at Gawler and Tanunda are open seven days a week and the friendly staff are always on hand to help you with your plans, so drop in and say hi. Visit the Tourism Barossa website for more local information.