The Barossa is known for its food and wine. You’ll be spoilt for choice with its vibrant gourmet food culture and exceptional wineries.
A food lover's delight
While the Barossa is world-famous for its amazing wine culture, it's paired well with a rich passion for food.
You'll find fresh poultry, livestock, yabbies and even jersey milk. Is it any wonder the local cooks, chefs and food producers are so inspired?
Delicious local produce is plated up to perfection at Appellation Restaurant at The Louise.
Made with the finest produce
Australian icon Maggie Beer is a champion of the Barossa. Her work as a regional cook, writer, commercial food producer, restaurateur and television presenter has pushed the region's local produce into the mainstream.
Visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Nuriootpa for a tangy taste of verjuice or creamy Pheasant Farm pâté.
Butcher, baker, winemaker
Try the Butcher, Baker, Winemaker trail (and VIP experience) and explore the local produce the region has to offer.
Wine without cheese just isn't right. The Barossa Cheese Company has developed the Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail matching four of their cheeses with local wines.
Appellation Restaurant at the iconic Louise is a perfect example of fine dining with a regional twist. Local produce is sourced and even grown on site to create exquisitely fine seasonal menus.
Almost all of the cafés and restaurants in the Barossa will use fresh, local produce, often getting it directly from the producer. You can do the same thing by heading to the Barossa Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning near Angaston. Fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry and free-range eggs are all available. You’ll also find delightful preserves, freshly baked bread and traditional smallgoods.
There's a local brewery too. The Barossa Brewing Company takes beer very seriously, making small batches of pure, traditionally fermented brews. Open for tastings on weekends, the brewery also shows off the wheat store to anyone who asks.
There are more than 80 cellar doors in the Barossa, many of which have food offerings as well. You could spend weeks visiting them all, so if you only have a few days, it's important to plan your visit.