Barossa Valley Wine Region
Your choice of wine is overwhelming
With more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, where do you start?
Each has its own specialities and quirks, ranging from big name bestsellers to boutique wineries. Each is worth a visit but how long have you got? Here’s a plan.
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Fortunately, the Barossa Valley has a lot of winery clusters. Seppeltsfield Road has 16 wineries, along with super cook, Maggie Beer's Pheasant Farm. It’s an absolute must, so why not start there? The town of Nuriootpa is just a short drive away.
A small, distinguished group including Rockford, St. Hallett, Charles Melton and Grant Burge, is situated on Krondorf Road.
"Liquid sunshine" is another name for fortified wines, something the Barossa does really well. Sample some of the best at Grant Burge Illaparra. Indulge in single wines or “flights” of wine, with specially chosen food sensations. Try fortified Barossa chocolates, fortified jam and rich fortified fruitcake.
Take a couple of hours and be immersed in history at Seppeltsfield Wines. Founded in 1851, today its bluestone cellars produce the sublime 100 year old Para Port.
The list goes on
Langmeil Winery houses one of Australia's oldest surviving vineyards. The iconic Freedom Shiraz is produced from 160 year old vines.
Something a bit lighter but equally special are the local produce platters available at Peter Lehmann Wines. Choose a picnic table and relax on the rolling lawns among the red gums. If it's a bit cooler, head inside and settle down to enjoy your feast beside an open fire.
Occasionally, Turkey Flat Vineyards opens wines it normally doesn’t offer for tastings. They’ll also teach you which local cheeses match your favourite drop. Join them in the Butchers Block tasting room for a masterclass you'll never forget.
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Some winemakers from nearby Eden Valley, who do not have their own cellar doors, show their wines at Taste Eden Valley in Angaston. It’s the perfect place for tasting.
You’ll find more boutique wines in the appropriately named Barossa Small Winemakers Centre, in the historic Château Tanunda. Set aside some time because there are around 80 to choose from.
The Barossa Valley, some people never go home.