07 Sep 2020

Welcome to the Barossa, home to world-famous wine

Be consumed by South Australia’s best food and wine on a three-day road trip through the Barossa. With over 80 wineries, some of the best drinking and dining experiences in the world and beautiful scenery, the Barossa is a foodie’s delight. Meet culinary legends and sink your teeth into mouth-watering food and wine with our three-day Barossa itinerary.

Where to stay

Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, Barossa

Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, Barossa
Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, Barossa

Luxury abounds at Cambourne, where you can indulge in style in a luxurious freestanding tub, sipping wine as you soak in views of the surrounding vineyard. With one-way glass offering uninterrupted views of the Shiraz vineyard beyond, a soak in this bath is the perfect way to top off a day well spent wine tasting around the iconic Barossa Valley wine region. Did we mention this stunning 25-acre vineyard is conveniently located on the palm-tree-lined Seppeltsfield Rd, within stumbling distance of Seppeltsfield Winery, private access to Hentley Farm and many of the region’s most iconic wineries?

The Villas, Barossa

The Villas, Barossa
The Villas, Barossa

Cosy up within stone's throw of some of the Barossa’s best wineries at The Villas. Fall asleep in luxury and wake up to the sound of birds before heading out to the deck for breakfast with views of the surrounding bushland. Afterwards, walk to your first winery destination – Greenock Wines, Two Hands Wines, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers and many more cellar doors are literally on your doorstep. The villas are eco-friendly too, so you can feel good about your stay.

The Louise, Barossa

The Louise, Barossa
The Louise, Barossa

Located in the heart of the Barossa, The Louise is a luxury vineyard retreat surrounded by hundreds of acres of grapevines. The Louise has 15 suites and offers a private experience that brings together the very best of the Barossa’s food, wine and hospitality. A stay at The Louise is made extra-special with a meal at its restaurant, Appellation, regarded as one of Australia’s finest regional dining experiences. Sitting at the centre of iconic Seppeltsfield Rd, The Louise is the perfect base to explore the Barossa’s best wineries.

Find more Barossa accommodation here.

Where to eat

Hentley Farm, Barossa

Hentley Farm, Barossa
Hentley Farm, Barossa

Paddock to plate is more than just an ideal at Hentley Farm. Head chef Lachlan Colwill’s fine-dining menu is carefully crafted based on what is flourishing and growing abundantly in the restaurant’s surrounding 150 acres. Foraged wild ingredients complement fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in sprawling garden beds and overflowing orchards in a homage to the ways of eating yesteryear; seasonal and fresh. Converted stables dating back to the 1880s featuring exposed stone walls and wood beam ceilings create the perfect setting for an epic seasonal feast, with quality wine to match, of course.

Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and The Farm Eatery, Barossa

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Barossa
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Barossa

No visit to the Barossa is complete without stopping in at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Stock up on Maggie’s signature pickles, sauces and chutneys, then wander next door to The Farm Eatery restaurant for a long lunch featuring the Barossa’s best produce. Pioneered by daughter Elli Beer, The Farm Eatery is a modern casual restaurant, showcasing the Beer family’s quintessential South Australian cooking style. Want to learn to recreate the incredible dishes for yourself? Book in for a cooking class with head chef Tim and learn to make the farm’s signature dishes or choose from classes specialising in handmade cheese, artisan bread, pasta, pickles and preserves, and even plant-based cooking.

FINO Seppeltsfield, Barossa

Seppeltsfield, Barossa
Seppeltsfield, Barossa

Speaking of Barossa legends, Seppeltsfield is another must-visit Barossa destination. Arguably the Barossa’s most iconic winery, spend the afternoon sipping wine as old (or young) as you. Founded in 1851, today the historic bluestone cellars of Seppeltsfield produce a plethora of award-winning wines which stand tall among the world’s best, including the sublime 100-year-old Para Vintage Tawny. For an extra special experience, drink in the history of Seppeltsfield and descend into stone cellars dating back to 1878 to taste your own birth-year Tawny directly from the barrel, guided by a Seppeltsfield wine educator in the beautiful Centennial Cellar. Afterwards, take a seat at the home of progressive regional dining: Fino Seppeltsfield. Located in the heart of Seppeltsfield Estate, it shares the original 1900s bottling hall with Seppeltsfield’s cellar door and serves contemporary regionally sourced cuisine.

What to drink

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, Barossa

Seppelstfield Rd Distillers, Barossa
Seppelstfield Rd Distillers, Barossa

Tucked down iconic Seppeltsfield Road, just a stone’s throw away from some of the Barossa’s best wineries lies the aptly named Seppeltsfield Road Distillers. Created by husband and wife duo Jon and Nicole Durdin, the award-winning small-batch gin is distilled and bottled right on site using local botanicals, like lavender and pink peppercorns sourced from just down the road. The distillery prides itself on having a gin to suit every drinker with an impressive line-up including Barossa Dry, Savoury Allsorts and Barossa Shiraz Gin. Stop in at the distillery and sip your way through a gin flight all while watching the gin distillation take place right in front of you in the impressive German still, fondly known as Christine. Add a fridge full of local produce and French cheese to create a DIY platter and you’re set for the afternoon.

Kellermeister Wines, Barossa

Kellermeister Wine, Barossa
Kellermeister Wine, Barossa

Home to the world’s best shiraz (it’s official), a roaring open fire and breathtaking views, Kellermeister Wines is one of the best spots to drink in everything the Barossa has to offer. A boutique, family-run winery, Kellermeister punches well above its weight and has some serious wine-cred, taking out Wine of the Year honours at the prestigious London Wine Competition in 2019. Spend an afternoon in the famous mud-brick cellar door tasting award-winning wines, apple cider and fortifieds accompanied by a local produce platter, kicking back by the open fire or on the veranda. The Lyndoch winery also boasts one of the most breathtaking views in the Barossa.

David Franz, Barossa

Crafting small batch wines in the heart of the Barossa, David Franz is one of the region’s best kept secrets. An 1860s cottage has been lovingly restored and turned into a quirky cellar door with epic views over the vineyards and a beautiful deck area to soak it all in. And the wines? From Cabernet Sauvignon to Merlot, Shiraz and Chardonnay the wines are the result of innovative, mostly organic growing techniques and generations of wine maker’s knowledge (owner David Lehmann is the son of wine-making royalty Peter Lehmann). Throw down a picnic rug on the lawn and sample their best drops for yourself, or pull up a seat come Friday night for a feast of local fare highlighting some of the region’s best produce expertly paired with wine.

Find more places to eat and drink in the Barossa here.

What to do

Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Barossa

Barossa Valley Cheese Company
Barossa Valley Cheese Company

The perfect accompaniment to a bold Barossa red awaits at Barossa Valley Cheese Company. Sitting in the heart of the Barossa at Angaston, here winemaker turn cheese wright Victoria McClurg crafts artisan cheese using local milk from cows and goats which graze nearby. Watch the cheese making process, sample rare and authentic varieties, head outside to soak up the sun with a cheese platter, then grab a wheel or two of award-winning cheese for the road.

Barossa Farmers Market

Barossa Farmer's Market
Barossa Farmer's Market

There’s no better place to experience the Barossa’s unique culture and gourmet food offerings than at the Barossa Farmers Market. The market only showcases fresh produce and food that is sourced from homes and farms in the Barossa: think Italian pastries, small-batch cheeses, balsamico, squares of buttery fudge, charcuterie, oils, pickles, preserves and condiments. The ultimate foodie experience held every Saturday, meet the producers behind the food, hear their stories and taste the incredible local produce. 

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Surrounded by the rolling vines of one of Australia's most renowned wine regions, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the perfect pit-stop between cellar doors to satisfy your sweet tooth. Sitting in the heart of the Barossa in Tanunda, here you can watch the chocolatiers at work or try your hand at the art of chocolate making during a chocolate making class. Afterwards, pull up a seat in the cellar door and sip and taste your way through a curated wine and chocolate flight. There's also a café dishing up sweet treats, an ice creamery serving freshly made gelato and a huge retail chocolate shop to stock up for those late-night sugar cravings.

Find more things to do in the Barossa here.

Adelaide's best foodie experiences

After taste-testing your way around the Barossa, venture onto your next dining destination in South Australia, where a seat for an epic feast or a just poured glass of wine is never far. Find out what makes South Australia one of the best places to visit for food and wine experiences with our foodies' guide to South Australia.

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