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13 Mar 2018

Just over an hour’s drive north of Adelaide lies the Barossa – the heart of Australia’s wine industry, the home to gourmet delights and an area blessed with a rich cultural heritage.  

Accommodation: The Louise

Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await you at The Louise in the Barossa. Ideally situated in the heart of the legendary Barossa wine country in South Australia, you’ll find absolute luxury and inspired design with private spaces, generous en-suites and breathtaking vineyard views. Appellation restaurant is regarded as one of Australia’s finest dining destinations where fresh, local ingredients and an extensive collection of wines ensure a truly memorable dining experience.

Join Barossa Experience Tours to start your amazing Barossa exploration

The Barossa thrives on a living heritage, food markets, quality wines, old preserved buildings and a wealth of culinary pleasures. There is a strong sense of cultural identity and community spirit which adds to the appeal of the region.

Barossa Experience Tours are based in the Barossa and operate private tours of the Barossa with local driver/guides. Experience the wines, food and heritage of the Barossa in the comfort and luxury of modern, air-conditioned vehicles.

Activity 1: Blend your own wine at Jacob’s Creek

Jacob’s Creek is offers public wine tasting areas and facilities for professional and specialised tastings. A gallery area includes information on the history of the Barossa and of the Jacob’s Creek brand, wine production techniques and viticulture. 

Fancy yourself as a winemaker?  Then why not indulge in a dynamic winemaking experience where you get to create your own signature blend of wine. Blend by Jacob's Creek is a bespoke and truly personalised wine experience.  It's about getting to know your wine taste preferences with the Master Blender, then helping you to shape a wine that suits your palate. After your Blending experience, you can take your bottle home or order a box your Blend to share with family & friends.  

Activity 2: Enjoy a beautiful lunch at Jacob’s Restaurant

Jacob’s Restaurant offers a memorable combination of food and wine with panoramic views of vineyards and the Barossa hills. Their menu features fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from the Barossa and other South Australian and Australian regions for a true taste experience.

Activity 3:  Arrive at Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield to attend a Lip Balm Workshop

Vasse Virgin Barossa produces all-natural, handmade skin and body care products. Learn how to create your very own natural lip balm using luxurious honey, shea butter, creamy beeswax and organic ingredients. In this quick and easy 45-minute class you'll discover how to craft two beautiful lip balms in 15 gram pots and get to take home any extras!   

Activity 4: Taste your Birth Year at Seppeltsfield Wines

Seppeltsfield Wines is the Barossa’s most historic operational winery. Classified by the State Heritage Act as an historic village, the winery, grounds and gardens are impeccably maintained in their original condition. Seppeltsfield is the only winery to release a hundred-year-old Tawny every year. 

Join a Taste Your Birth Year tour and sip on a wine as old (or young...) as you are, directly from the barrel.

Activity 6: Dinner at FermentAsian

FermentAsian is an exciting and unique addition to the food scene in the Barossa. Chef owner Tuoi Do is Vietnamese and the menu specialises in modern Southeast Asian cuisine.